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

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Top Ten Tips 1. Explore your laptop Know your device Plug in the power cable Access and use USB ports Locate and the Ethernet port Connect headphones Locate additional ports Locate, insert or remove the battery Locate the power button and start Windows 8 Use the Windows key Use the touchpad/track pad 2. Learn Windows 8 Essentials Understand New Windows 8 Terms Understand your Account Options Log In to Windows 8 Explore the Start Screen Access Charms Explore Charms Access the Traditional Desktop Connect to a Wi-Fi network Connect to an Ethernet network Flick, Tap, Double Tap, and Scroll for Touch 3. Explore Start Screen Apps and Personalize Their Tiles View Your Local Weather Explore the Travel App Search for a Location with Maps Get the Latest Sports News and Follow a Team Use an App's Charms View Your Personal Calendar Move among Open Apps Move Tiles on the Start Screen Turn Live Tiles On or Off Make App Tiles Larger or Smaller 4. Use the Internet Explorer Start Screen App Understand the versions of IE Explore the Internet Explorer App Visit a Website Manage Tabs with the Hidden Toolbar Pin a Website to the Start Screen Explore Settings 5. Get an always-available Internet connection Set up Wi-Fi settings appropriately Understand your needs Know what to ask before committing to a plan Consider a cellular provider Consider an ISP Consider a satellite provider Obtain the proper settings Make the connection 6. Perform Computer Basics on the Desktop Explore the Desktop Learndesktop techniques Explore the taskbar Understand libraries in File Explorer 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 7. Explore Desktop Apps Search for an application 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 Record a sound clip Explore other Desktop apps Pin your favorite Desktop apps to the taskbar 8. Use the Internet Explorer Desktop App Explore the Internet Explorer Desktop app Use tabs Set a home page Mark a favourite Zoom in or out Print a web page Clear History Stay Safe on the Internet Configure the IE Desktop App as the default 9. Configure and Use Mail Access email Set up a third party email account Open and read email Compose and send a new email Format email text Reply to or forward an email Print an email Attach something to an email View an attachment in an email View junk e-mail Delete e-mail in a folder 10. Personalize Windows 8 Switch from a local account to a Microsoft account Log on faster: create a pin Change the picture on the lock screen Choose lock screen apps Personalize the start screen background Add a tile to the start screen Remove a tile from the start screen Create a shortcut for a folder or library on the desktop Create a shortcut for a program, accessory, system tool and more Add an item to the taskbar Chose which desktop icons appear Join a homegroup Create a new user Share with the public folder 11. Explore Media Apps Navigate the Music App Play a Song with the Music App Navigate the Photos app View a Photo Import Pictures from a Digital Camera Play a Slideshow of photos Edit a Photo on the Desktop Play a Video Play a Song in Media Player Copy music from a CD you Own Create your own Music CD Access Media on Networked devices 12. Stay in Touch with Others Add a social network to the Messaging app Send a message Add a social network to the People app Edit a contact Communicate with a contact Update your Status View Others' Updates Get Skype Use Skype to video chat 13. Access and Use Available Online Stores Explore the default Store Get a Free App Get App Updates Explore the Xbox Music Store (include one tip about touch per page) Explore the Xbox Video Store Search across Stores Remove or Uninstall Unwanted Apps Delete unwanted media 14. Manage, Protect, Secure, and Restore your Laptop Configure a password protected screensaver Choose the Proper Power Plan Store Data in SkyDrive Enable Airplane Mode Use ReadyBoost Enable File History Consider a physical lock Install Hardware Install Software Use the Action Center Scan for malware with Windows Defender Enable the Firewall Locate the Help wizards Use System Restore Refresh your laptop Reset your laptop 15. Tips for Tablet Users Understand the limitations of Windows RT Use Tap and Double Tap Use a Long tap Flick, Swipe and Pinch Use tap, hold, and drag 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 Purchase a cellular data device or plan Get touch friendly apps Top Ten Problems Solved

Product Details

  • publication date: 10/10/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781292002620
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781292002620
  • weight: 548
  • ISBN10: 129200262X

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