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Laptop & Tablet Basics Windows 8 edition In Simple Steps

Laptop & Tablet Basics 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


Top Ten Tips 1. Explore your laptopKnow your devicePlug in the power cableAccess and use USB portsLocate and the Ethernet portConnect headphonesLocate additional portsLocate, insert or remove the batteryLocate the power button and start Windows 8Use the Windows keyUse the touchpad/track pad 2. Learn Windows 8 EssentialsUnderstand New Windows 8 TermsUnderstand your Account OptionsLog In to Windows 8Explore the Start ScreenAccess CharmsExplore CharmsAccess the Traditional DesktopConnect to a Wi-Fi networkConnect to an Ethernet networkFlick, Tap, Double Tap, and Scroll for Touch 3. Explore Start Screen Apps and Personalize Their TilesView Your Local WeatherExplore the Travel AppSearch for a Location with MapsGet the Latest Sports News and Follow a TeamUse an App's CharmsView Your Personal CalendarMove among Open AppsMove Tiles on the Start ScreenTurn Live Tiles On or OffMake App Tiles Larger or Smaller 4. Use the Internet Explorer Start Screen AppUnderstand the versions of IEExplore the Internet Explorer AppVisit a WebsiteManage Tabs with the Hidden ToolbarPin a Website to the Start ScreenExplore Settings 5. Get an always-available Internet connectionSet up Wi-Fi settings appropriatelyUnderstand your needsKnow what to ask before committing to a planConsider a cellular providerConsider an ISPConsider a satellite providerObtain the proper settingsMake the connection 6. Perform Computer Basics on the DesktopExplore the DesktopLearndesktop techniquesExplore the taskbarUnderstand libraries in File ExplorerOpen, close, resize the File Explorer windowChange the view in a windowSnap a window to the side of the desktopCreate a folder or subfolderMove a folder or fileSearch for a file or other itemBack up a folder to an external drive 7. Explore Desktop Apps Search for an application from the Start screenWrite a letter with WordPadSave a letter with WordPadPrint a letter with WordPadUse the calculatorUse the Snipping ToolEmail a snipRecord a sound clipExplore other Desktop appsPin your favorite Desktop apps to the taskbar 8. Use the Internet Explorer Desktop AppExplore the Internet Explorer Desktop appUse tabsSet a home pageMark a favouriteZoom in or outPrint a web pageClear HistoryStay Safe on the InternetConfigure the IE Desktop App as the default 9. Configure and Use Mail Access emailSet up a third party email accountOpen and read emailCompose and send a new emailFormat email textReply to or forward an emailPrint an emailAttach something to an emailView an attachment in an emailView junk e-mailDelete e-mail in a folder 10. Personalize Windows 8Switch from a local account to a Microsoft accountLog on faster: create a pinChange the picture on the lock screenChoose lock screen appsPersonalize the start screen backgroundAdd a tile to the start screenRemove a tile from the start screenCreate a shortcut for a folder or library on the desktopCreate a shortcut for a program, accessory, system tool and moreAdd an item to the taskbarChose which desktop icons appearJoin a homegroupCreate a new userShare with the public folder 11. Explore Media Apps Navigate the Music AppPlay a Song with the Music AppNavigate the Photos appView a PhotoImport Pictures from a Digital CameraPlay a Slideshow of photosEdit a Photo on the DesktopPlay a VideoPlay a Song in Media PlayerCopy music from a CD you OwnCreate your own Music CDAccess Media on Networked devices 12. Stay in Touch with OthersAdd a social network to the Messaging appSend a messageAdd a social network to the People appEdit a contactCommunicate with a contactUpdate your StatusView Others' UpdatesGet SkypeUse Skype to video chat 13. Access and Use Available Online StoresExplore the default StoreGet a Free AppGet App UpdatesExplore the Xbox Music Store (include one tip about touch per page)Explore the Xbox Video StoreSearch across StoresRemove or Uninstall Unwanted AppsDelete unwanted media 14. Manage, Protect, Secure, and Restore your LaptopConfigure a password protected screensaverChoose the Proper Power PlanStore Data in SkyDriveEnable Airplane ModeUse ReadyBoostEnable File HistoryConsider a physical lockInstall HardwareInstall SoftwareUse the Action CenterScan for malware with Windows DefenderEnable the FirewallLocate the Help wizardsUse System RestoreRefresh your laptopReset your laptop 15. Tips for Tablet UsersUnderstand the limitations of Windows RTUse Tap and Double TapUse a Long tapFlick, Swipe and PinchUse tap, hold, and dragType at the Start screenChange Pen and Touch SettingsConfigure a PINLengthen Battery LifeRemember Wi-Fi NetworksKnow when You're on WI-Fi and when on a Metered Data PlanPurchase a cellular data device or planGet touch friendly apps Top Ten Problems Solved

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781292002620
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781292002620
  • weight: 548
  • ISBN10: 129200262X

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