Laptop & Tablet Basics for the Over 50s Windows 8 Edition in Simple Steps

Laptop & Tablet Basics for the Over 50s Windows 8 Edition in Simple Steps

By: Joli Ballew (author)Paperback

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Use your laptop or tablet with confidence This practical book will have you achieving immediate results using: * a friendly, visual approach * simple language * practical, task-based examples * large, full-colour screenshots. Discover everything you want to know about choosing and using your laptop or tablet in this easy-to-use guide; from the most essential tasks that you'll want to perform, to solving the most common problems you'll encounter. Practical. Simple. Fast. Get the most out of your laptop or tablet with practical tips on every page: * ALERT: Solutions to common problems * HOT TIP: Time-saving shortcuts * SEE ALSO: Related tasks and information * DID YOU KNOW? Additional features to explore * WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? Jargon explained in plain English

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Top Ten Tips Chapter 1 Getting Started Know what kind of device you own Explore the battery Plug in the power cable Recognize USB ports Locate the Ethernet port Connect headphones Locate additional ports Start Windows 8 Follow the setup instructions Explore the Start screen Use the touch pad Access the desktop Change the screen resolution Use the Windows key Chapter 2 Explore Windows 8's Unique Features Use a Microsoft Account Understand the new jargon Log In to Windows 8 Access the default charms Explore the default charms Use the Weather app Explore an app's toolbar Use the Travel app Explore an app's default charms Search for a location with Maps Get the latest sports news and follow a team View your personal calendar Move among open apps Chapter 3 Personalize the Start Screen Move tiles on the Start screen Add a tile to the Start screen Remove a tile from the Start screen Turn live tiles on or off Make app tiles larger or smaller Change the Start screen background Name a group of apps Create a PIN for faster access to the Start screen Chapter 4 Use the Internet Explorer Start Screen App Know what you get from the IE Start screen app Explore the Internet Explorer App Visit a Website Manage Tabs with the Hidden Toolbar Pin a Website to the Start Screen Explore Settings Chapter 5 Get your Email with the Mail app Access e-mail Set up a third party e-mail account Read e-mail Compose and send a new email Add formatting to an email Respond toan email Print an email Attach something to an e-mail View an attachment in an e-mail View junk e-mail Delete e-mail in a folder Chapter 6 Explore the Social Networking Apps Get to know the Messaging app Add social accounts to the Messaging app Send an instant text message Set up the People app View and edit contacts Connect with a contact Update your Status on Facebook View Others' social networking updates Get Skype Initiate a Skype video chat Chapter 7 Explore Media Apps Explore the Music App Play a Song Explore the Photos app View a Photo Import Pictures from a Digital Camera Play a Slideshow of photos Play a Video Chapter 8 Access and Use Available Online Stores Explore the Store Get a Free App Get App Updates Explore the Xbox Music Store Explore the Xbox Video Store Search across Stores Remove or Uninstall Unwanted Apps Chapter 9 Learn Desktop Basics Explore the Desktop Choose which desktop icons appear Make desktop icons easier to see Learn desktop techniques Explore the taskbar Add an item to the taskbar Make the taskbar easier to see Understand libraries in File Explorer Create a shortcut for a folder Open, close, resize the File Explorer window Change the view in a window Snap a window to the side of the desktop Create a folder or subfolder Move a folder or file Search for a file or other item Back up a folder to an external drive Chapter 8 Use the Internet Explorer Desktop App Explore the Internet Explorer Desktop app Use tabs Mark a favourite Set a home page Zoom in or out Print a web page Clear History Stay Safe on the Internet Configure the IE Desktop App as the default Configure IE Accessibility options Chapter 11 Explore Desktop Apps Search for applications from the Start screen Write a letter with WordPad Save a letter with WordPad Print a letter with WordPad Use the calculator Use the Snipping Tool Email a snip Play a Song in Media Player Copy music from a CD you own Create your own music CD Access media on networked devices Explore Paint Find other desktop apps Pin your favorite desktop apps to the taskbar Chapter 12 Configure Network Sharing Enable Network Discovery Change or set network sharing status Connect to your existing network Create or join a homegroup Create a new user Share with the public folder Share a personal folder Share a printer Copy data from another computer Switch from a local account to a Microsoft account Upload data to SkyDrive Access data from SkyDrive Chapter 13 Enable and Use Accessibility Options Let Windows Suggest Ease of Access Settings Explore PC Settings options Use Narrator Use the Magnifier Set up Windows Speech Recognition Chapter 14 Manage, Protect, and Troubleshoot your Laptop Set a password protected screensaver Choose the Proper Power Plan Use ReadyBoost Enable File History Install Hardware Install Software Use the Action Center Scan for malware with Windows Defender Enable the Firewall Enable Airplane Mode Use Help and Support Use System Restore Refresh your laptop Reset your laptop Chapter 15 Tips for Over 50's Tablet Users Understand the limitations of Windows RT Flick, Swipe and Pinch Use Tap and Double Tap Use a Long tap Use tap, hold, and drag Pin the on-screen keyboard to the Start screen Type at the Start screen Change Pen and Touch Settings Configure a PIN Lengthen Battery Life Remember Wi-Fi Networks Know when you're on Wi-Fi and when on a Metered Data Plan Consider a cellular data plan Look for touch friendly apps Enable Bluetooth and pair a device Top Ten Problems Solved

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/10/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781292002637
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781292002637
  • weight: 554
  • ISBN10: 1292002638

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