Windows 10: The Missing Manual

Errata for Windows 10: The Missing Manual

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 346
last paragraph

The book notes that Windows has always had shortcuts for capturing screenshots and gives the following examples: "press the Print Screen (or PrtScn) key to print a picture of the whole screen; add the Alt key to copy it to the Clipboard." However, for many years now, pressing the PrtScn key simply copies a picture of the screen to the Clipboard, and pressing Alt+PrtScn modifies this by limiting the operation to the active window.

Anonymous  Jan 17, 2016  Mar 04, 2016
Printed
Page 13
2nd paragraph (one sentence)

This refers to Appendix C however, on page 641, the Appendix (upper right hand corner of page, erroneous calls the Appendix D. (It follows Appendix B on Page 635. Another error on page 10, 1st full paragraph on page 10 says there are "four appendixes" vs. there are only three: Refer to unlisted page 621 which only lists 3: The 1st (...installing ...) is on page 623. See above: B (Where'd go?) is on page 635. Appendix C (Master List...) is erroneously called D on page 641. THERE IS NO APPENDIX D Page 26 is another error:: It says "See page 51...on creating, deleting...jump lists however this info is found on pages 98-102. Final error on page 100, last par. at bottom refers to "icon(Fig.6-29)" however it should be Fig. 6-2 . Oops! I found it very difficult to find the software. vs, a GREAT BOOK. Tell me where to ask a few questions about concerns re Win10 AND I'll be totally happy!

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 3rd printing, 2/8/16

Steve Voelkel  Jan 05, 2016  Mar 04, 2016
Printed
Page 25
2nd para of 3rd bullet

This statement about signing out is incorrect: "Whatever you had running remains open behind the scenes. When you log in again, you'll find all your open programs and documents exactly as you left them." Not true. In fact, when you log again in after signing out, you'll find that all programs and documents remain closed. It's almost like rebooting in some ways.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 3rd printing, 2/8/16

Michael Linenberger  Dec 19, 2015  Mar 04, 2016
PDF
Page 31
Second bullet point "Move something to Start or the taskbar."

The bullet point: "••Move something to Start or the taskbar. Suppose there’s some app—say, Calculator— that’s listed in “Most used” or the “All apps” list. And you think you’d rather have it installed on your taskbar, visible at all times. Or you think it’d work best as a tile on the right side. Turns out you can right-click its name on the left side. From the shortcut menu, choose “Pin to taskbar” or “Pin to Start.” It disappears from the left side and goes where you sent it." is incorrect. It is true for the Most Used list but is NOT true for the All apps list which always contains all apps.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 3rd printing, 2/8/16

Michael Kraftman  Dec 17, 2015  Mar 04, 2016
PDF
Page 25
Paragraph after three bullet points just above Most Used heading

The paragraph: "Whatever you had running remains open behind the scenes. When you log in again, you’ll find all your open programs and documents exactly as you left them." appears after the Sign Out bullet point and appears to refer to Sign Out which is incorrect. This paragraph applies to Lock.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 3rd printing, 2/8/16

Michael Kraftman  Dec 16, 2015  Mar 04, 2016
Printed
Page 25
4th paragraph (2nd paragraph under Sign Out)

The paragraph appears to contradict the immediately previous paragraph. Is incorrect.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 3rd printing, 2/8/16

Oscar Gerster  Dec 10, 2015  Mar 04, 2016
Printed
Page 270
Last line on page

The last sentence on the page reads "see the box on page 726 for details". However, there are only 674 pages in the book.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 3rd printing, 2/8/16

Anonymous  Dec 06, 2015  Mar 04, 2016
Printed
Page 521
last paragraph (and continuing onto next page)

The book implies that "System Restore" is turned on by default. My understanding is that it used to be turned on by default in prior versions of Windows, but that it is NOT turned on by default in Windows 10. I can confirm that on my Window 10 Home version, on my new laptop/pc, Protection was by default set to Off for my 2 drives (C and D).

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 3rd printing, 2/8/16

Anonymous  Nov 12, 2015  Mar 04, 2016
Printed
Page 168
the Note: at the bottom of the page

The Note: field refers to "Show encrypted... files in color" (see page 167). The actual page that contains information on changing this option is page 91.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 3rd printing, 2/8/16

Anonymous  Nov 07, 2015  Mar 04, 2016
Printed
Page 270
the Note: at the bottom of the page

The Note: references authenticating the user when making changes in control panel and refers to page 726 for details. Still trying to find page 726 in the book - the box is actually on page 581

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 3rd printing, 2/8/16

Anonymous  Nov 07, 2015  Mar 04, 2016
Printed
Page 389
figure 10-5

I wanted to point out something which I suspect you are already aware, but was not clear to me from my reading. On page 389, in the dialog in Figure 10-5 you mention that, in Edge "You can't rename the icons on the Favorites bar....". But, to achieve this goal of adding a webpage to the Favorites bar with a name of your choosing, click the star to open the Favorites dialog box. Then, type in the name that you have chosen. Click add. Then, reopen HUB and drag your new icon up from the Favorites list to the Favorites bar. Mission accomplished. Basically I am saying that if you want to put your chosen name on a web page that you want to appear on the Favorites bar, then save it in the Favorites list with your chosen name. Then, open the HUB and drag the icon up to the Favorites bar. This allows you to choose a shorter name for the icon thus using less space on the Favorites bar. Thanks for reading this.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 3rd printing, 2/8/16

norm rapp  Nov 03, 2015  Mar 04, 2016
Printed
Page 26
top line

Page 51 as reference to information about jumplists is wrong. "Page 51" should read "pages 98-102".

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 3rd printing, 2/8/16

Anonymous  Oct 25, 2015  Mar 04, 2016
Printed
Page x
immediately above Chapter 16 line

The header for Part Five has been omitted. The header would read: Part Five: PC Health

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 3rd printing, 2/8/16

Anonymous  Oct 24, 2015  Mar 04, 2016
Printed
Page 20
Tip

The tip on changing the Lock screen directs the reader to page 573 for details. Page 573 deals with logging in and does not mention changing the lock screen. Please provide the correct cross-reference.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 3rd printing, 2/8/16

Anonymous  Oct 24, 2015  Mar 04, 2016
ePub
Page 123
Nultiple Locations in Book

The Login PIN is no longer limited to 4 digits. Windows 10 accepts a PIN consisting of dozens of digits. (I have yet to determine the maximum number of digits allowed in the PIN.) Please ignore the above page number. I have an e-book which has locations #s instead of page #s. The definition of the PIN as a four-digit number occurs many places in the book.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 3rd printing, 2/8/16

James W. Deignan  Oct 21, 2015  Mar 04, 2016
Printed
Page 26
1st paragraph

First paragraph states "See page 51 for details on creating, deleting, and working with jump lists." Not true. P. 51 deals with background windows. All of the information included on jump lists (according to the index) is on pages 98 - 102.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 3rd printing, 2/8/16

Anonymous  Oct 20, 2015  Mar 04, 2016
Printed
Page 389
2nd Tip

Tip says Edge Browser will import bookmarks from rival browsers. In Windows 10 Pro, the only browsers you and import from are Windows Explorer and Chrome. It does not support bookmark import from Firefox.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 3rd printing, 2/8/16

Walter Peterson  Oct 09, 2015  Mar 04, 2016
Printed
Page 13
2nd paragraph

"Appendix C lists important keyboard shortcuts" but there is no C appendix. Appendix D begins on page 641 and contains the shortcuts.

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 3rd printing, 2/8/16

Marsha Campbell  Oct 09, 2015  Mar 04, 2016
Printed
Page 46
3rd paragraph

The 3rd paragraph says that when you select the Move cmd from the Control Menu, the cursor turns into a 4-headed arrow (true), which allows you to move the window by "dragging any part of it, even the middle." Not true. When you try it, you just move the cursor around, but the window stays put. However, after selecting the Move cmd, you can move the window around using the arrow keys. And having used an arrow key, you can then (and only then) move the window around with the cursor. This odd behavior would seem to be a bug, and I would expect Microsoft for fix it in a future update. Meanwhile, however, the statement in the book is wrong. Thanks

Note from the Author or Editor:
corrected in 3rd printing, 2/8/16

Anonymous  Oct 07, 2015  Mar 04, 2016