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Easy Windows® 10, Second Edition

Book Description

SEE IT DONE. DO IT YOURSELF. It’s that Easy! Easy Windows 10 teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from Windows 10. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common tasks with Windows. No need to feel intimidated; we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.

Learn how to...

·         Use the improved Windows 10 Anniversary Edition Start menu in standard and Tablet mode versions

·         Add extensions to the Microsoft Edge browser to translate foreign-language web pages and much more

·         Keep your information safe with improved File History and Backup

·         Use OneDrive® cloud storage to save space on your tablets and computers

·         Create reminders using Cortana’s voice recognition and Sticky Notes integration

·         Enjoy and shop for your favorite apps, movies, music, and TV shows

·         Manage and protect your home network

·         Touchscreen, keyboard, or mouse–use Windows 10 your way!

Category: Windows Operating System

Covers: Windows 10

User Level: Beginner

Table of Contents

  1. About This E-Book
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. Dedication
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. We Want to Hear from You!
  10. Reader Services
  11. Introduction
    1. Why This Book Was Written
    2. How to Read Easy Windows 10, Second Edition
    3. Beyond the Table of Contents—What’s Inside
  12. Chapter 1. What’s New and Improved in Windows 10 Anniversary Edition
    1. Improved Tablet Mode
    2. Voice-Enhanced Cortana
    3. Improved Touchscreen-Optimized Menus
    4. Easier Management with Settings
    5. New Windows Ink Workspace
    6. New Extension Support in Microsoft Edge Web Browser
    7. Improved Photos App
    8. Improved Xbox One Gaming Support
    9. Improved OneDrive Cloud Storage
    10. New Groove Music
  13. Chapter 2. Upgrading to Windows 10 AE
    1. Determining the Upgrade You Need in Windows 7
    2. Determining The Upgrade You Need with Windows 8.1
    3. Installing the Upgrade with the Media Creation Tool
  14. Chapter 3. Logging In, Starting Up, and Shutting Down Windows 10 Anniversary Edition with a Touchscreen
    1. Logging In with a Touchscreen
    2. The Start and All Apps Menus in Tablet Mode
    3. Enabling Tablet Mode
    4. Starting and Closing a Universal or Modern UI App
    5. Locking Your PC
    6. Choosing Sleep, Shut Down, or Restart
    7. Using Handwriting Recognition
  15. Chapter 4. Logging In to Windows 10 Anniversary Edition and Customizing the Start Menu
    1. Logging In to Windows 10 AE
    2. Using the Start Menu
    3. Using Keyboard Shortcuts
    4. Resizing Tiles on the Start Menu
    5. Changing Tile Positions on the Start Menu
    6. Removing an App from the Start Menu
    7. Locking Your System
    8. Choosing Sleep, Shut Down, or Restart
  16. Chapter 5. Using Cortana Search
    1. Configuring Cortana Voice Search
    2. Searching with Cortana
    3. Voice Searches with Cortana
    4. Starting Apps with Cortana
    5. Using Cortana in Tablet Mode
    6. Discovering Cortana Features
    7. Searching for Files, Apps, and Settings
    8. Teaching Cortana to Recognize Your Voice
    9. Creating a Reminder
    10. Creating Reminders with “Hey Cortana”
    11. Viewing Reminders
    12. Disabling Cortana’s Digital Assistant Features
    13. Search After Signing Out of Cortana
  17. Chapter 6. Running Apps
    1. Finding Apps on the Start Menu
    2. Starting Apps
    3. Starting an App in Tablet Mode
    4. Opening a File from Within an app
    5. Maximizing an App Window
    6. Starting an App from Search
    7. Switching Between Apps with the Taskbar
    8. Switching Between Apps with a Touchscreen
    9. Switching Between Apps with the Keyboard
    10. Saving Your File
    11. Resizing an App Window
    12. Making the Desktop Visible
    13. Using Desktop Shortcuts
    14. Adding an App to the Taskbar
    15. Working with Taskbar Jump Lists
    16. Snapping and Closing an App Window
  18. Chapter 7. Web Browsing with Microsoft Edge
    1. Starting Microsoft Edge
    2. Entering a Website Address (URL)
    3. Working with Tabs
    4. Opening a Link
    5. Setting Your Home Page
    6. Configuring Your New Tab Page
    7. Using Cortana in Microsoft Edge
    8. Copying and Pasting a Link
    9. Using Zoom
    10. Using Reading View
    11. Printing or Creating a PDF of a Web Page
    12. Adding a Web Page as a Favorite
    13. Viewing and Opening Favorites
    14. Adding a Web Page to the Reading List
    15. Using Reading List
    16. Using Downloads
    17. Using the Web Notes Pen Tool
    18. Using the Web Notes Text Tool
    19. Using the Web Notes Highlighter Tool
    20. Using the Web Notes Clip Tool
    21. Saving a Web Note
    22. Setting Browser Privacy, Services, and Platform Controls
    23. Installing Browser Extensions in Edge
    24. Managing Browser Extensions in Edge
  19. Chapter 8. Playing and Creating Music and Audio
    1. Starting the Groove Music App
    2. Viewing Options for Your Music Collection
    3. Playing Your Music Collection
    4. Searching for Your Favorite Music
    5. Creating a Playlist
    6. Playing a Playlist
    7. Buying Music
    8. Recording Audio with Voice Recorder
    9. Playing and Renaming a Recording
    10. Editing Recorded Audio
  20. Chapter 9. Enjoying Videos
    1. Starting the Movies & TV App
    2. Adding a Location to Look for Videos
    3. Playing a Video, Movie, or TV Show
    4. Using Search to Find Local and Windows Store Media
    5. Buying or Renting a Movie or TV Show
    6. Using Settings to Review Billing
  21. Chapter 10. Viewing and Taking Photos with Camera
    1. Starting the Camera App
    2. Selecting Camera Settings
    3. Using Video Mode
    4. Changing Camera App Settings
    5. Opening the Photos App from Camera
    6. Viewing Your Photo and Video Collection
    7. Basic Options for Your Photos
    8. Viewing Your Videos with Photos
    9. Cropping a Picture with Photos
    10. Improving Brightness and Adding Effects with Photos
    11. Comparing Edited and Original Versions
    12. Saving Changes
  22. Chapter 11. Connecting with Friends
    1. Using the People App
    2. Connecting to Facebook with the Facebook App
    3. Starting Mail
    4. Adding an Email Account
    5. Composing and Sending a Message
    6. Reading and Replying to Messages
    7. Forwarding Messages
    8. Flagging Messages
    9. Deleting Messages
    10. Creating an Email Signature
    11. Using the Calendar App
    12. Scheduling an Appointment with Calendar
    13. Scheduling an All-Day Event
    14. Scheduling a Recurring Appointment
    15. Setting an Appointment Reminder
    16. Hiding and Displaying Calendar’s Folders Pane
    17. Starting Skype Preview
    18. Adding Contacts with Skype Preview
    19. Placing a Video Call with Skype Preview
    20. Receiving a Call with Skype Preview
    21. Text Messaging with Skype Preview
    22. Controlling Notifications
  23. Chapter 12. News, Weather, Sports, and Money
    1. Starting the News App
    2. Using the News App
    3. Customizing News
    4. Checking Weather with the Weather App
    5. Adding Locations to Weather
    6. Starting Maps
    7. Getting Directions
    8. Starting the Money App
    9. Using the Sports App
  24. Chapter 13. Using Windows Ink
    1. Opening the Windows Ink Workspace
    2. Create a Sticky Note
    3. Create a Reminder Using Sticky Notes
    4. Delete a Sticky Note
    5. Configuring Sticky Notes
    6. Getting Started with Sketchpad
    7. Editing and Saving with Sketchpad
    8. Sharing with Sketchpad
    9. Using Screen Sketch
  25. Chapter 14. Storing and Finding Your Files
    1. Opening File Explorer
    2. Using the View Tab
    3. Using Copy To
    4. Renaming Files
    5. Selecting Files
    6. Deleting Files
    7. Retrieving Files from the Recycle Bin
    8. Moving Files or Folders
    9. Dealing with File Name Conflicts
    10. Burning Data Discs
    11. Sorting and Grouping Files
    12. Creating Zip Files with the Share Tab
    13. Syncing a Folder with OneDrive
    14. Configuring OneDrive
  26. Chapter 15. Discovering and Using Windows 10 AE’S Tools and Accessories
    1. Finding Accessories and Tools in Tablet Mode
    2. Setting Alarms with the Alarms & Clock App
    3. Converting Number Values with Calculator
    4. Enabling Word Wrap in Notepad
    5. Using Character Map with WordPad
  27. Chapter 16. Using the Windows Store
    1. Going to the Store
    2. Searching for Apps by Name
    3. Deciding On an App
    4. Browsing for Apps By Category
    5. Installing an App
    6. Rating an App
    7. Uninstalling an App from the Start Screen
  28. Chapter 17. Gaming
    1. Finding Games with the Store App
    2. Creating a New Xbox Account
    3. Using the Xbox App
    4. Connecting to Xbox One
    5. Viewing Gaming Clips
  29. Chapter 18. Printing and Scanning
    1. Printing a Document
    2. Selecting a Different Printer
    3. More Printer Settings
    4. Photo Printing Settings
    5. Using Scan
    6. Adjusting Scan Settings
    7. Selecting Color, Grayscale, or Black-and-White Modes
    8. Opening the Scans Folder
  30. Chapter 19. Managing Windows 10 AE
    1. Adjusting Speaker/Headset Volume
    2. Advanced Audio Options
    3. Adjusting Microphone Volume
    4. Accessing the Settings Dialog Box
    5. Settings Overview
    6. Adjusting Display Brightness and Rotation
    7. Adding a Second Display
    8. Extending Your Desktop
    9. Adjusting Screen Resolution
    10. Adjusting Screen Position
    11. Changing Quick Actions
    12. Configuring App-Specific Notifications
    13. Apps & Features
    14. Configuring Tablet Mode
    15. Configuring Snap
    16. Using Battery Saver
    17. Power & Sleep
    18. Making Maps Available Offline
    19. Checking Drive Capacity with Storage
    20. Changing File Locations with Storage
    21. Changing Default Apps
    22. Adding a Device, Printer, or Scanner
    23. Removing a Device
    24. Configuring Mouse & Touchpad
    25. Working with Bluetooth Devices
    26. Changing Typing Settings
    27. Changing Pen & Windows Ink Settings
    28. Changing AutoPlay Settings
    29. USB Settings
    30. General Privacy Settings
    31. Configuring Location Settings
    32. Changing Privacy Settings for Camera, Microphone, Contacts, Messaging, Radios, and Account Info
    33. Changing Speech, Ink, and Typing Privacy Settings
    34. Managing Personal Information with Bing
  31. Chapter 20. Networking Your Home with HomeGroup
    1. Starting the Wireless Network Connection Process
    2. Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network
    3. Connecting to a Secured Private Network
    4. Disconnecting a Wireless Connection
    5. Using Airplane Mode
    6. Managing Networks
    7. Disabling and Enabling Wi-Fi
    8. Managing Wi-Fi Sense
    9. Managing Wireless Connections
    10. Creating a Homegroup
    11. Joining a Homegroup
  32. Chapter 21. Customizing Windows
    1. Using Personalization Settings
    2. Changing the Screen Background
    3. Choosing Your Own Background Picture
    4. Choosing a Picture Fit
    5. Changing Accent Colors
    6. Changing Taskbar and Start Menu Colors and Transparency Settings
    7. Changing Start Menu Settings
    8. Selecting a Screen Saver
    9. Customizing the Taskbar
    10. Selecting Your Time Zone
  33. Chapter 22. Adding and Managing Users
    1. Preparing to Add a User
    2. Adding a Child as a Family Member
    3. Adding Another User Who Has a Windows Account
    4. Adding a User Who Needs a Microsoft Account
    5. Adding a Local User
    6. Selecting an Account to Log In To
    7. Changing an Account Type
    8. Converting a Local Account to a Microsoft Account
  34. Chapter 23. Protecting Your System
    1. Checking for Windows Updates
    2. Protecting Your Files with File History
    3. Recovering Files with File History
    4. Using Windows Notifications
    5. Configuring and Starting Windows Defender
    6. Checking for Malware with Windows Defender
  35. Chapter 24. System Maintenance and Performance
    1. Checking Charge Level
    2. Selecting a Power Scheme
    3. Viewing Disk Information
    4. Checking Drives for Errors when Connected
    5. Checking Drives for Errors with This PC
    6. Using Windows Troubleshooters
    7. Starting Task Manager with a Mouse
    8. Starting Task Manager from the Keyboard
    9. Viewing and Closing Running Apps with Task Manager
    10. Using Reset
  36. Glossary
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
    6. F
    7. G
    8. H
    9. I
    10. J
    11. L
    12. M
    13. N
    14. O
    15. P
    16. Q
    17. R
    18. S
    19. T
    20. U
    21. V
    22. W–Z
  37. Index
    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. D
    5. E
    6. F
    7. G
    8. H
    9. I
    10. J–K
    11. L
    12. M
    13. N
    14. O
    15. P
    16. Q–R
    17. S
    18. T
    19. U
    20. V
    21. W
    22. X
    23. Y–Z
  38. Online Chapter
    1. Closing an App from the Taskbar
    2. Viewing Drive Properties
    3. Managing Drives
    4. Viewing Folder Properties
    5. Viewing Picture File Properties
    6. Viewing Music Track Properties
    7. Installing a Homegroup Printer
    8. Opening Homegroup Files
    9. Connecting to a Hidden Network
    10. Putting a Slide Show on the Lock Screen
    11. Advanced Slide Show Settings
    12. Changing Status Items on the Lock Screen
    13. Overview of the Themes Menu
    14. Configuring Ease of Access’s Magnifier
    15. Configuring Ease of Access’s Narrator
    16. Configuring Ease of Access’s High Contrast
    17. Configuring Ease of Access’s Closed Captions
    18. Configuring Ease of Access’s Keyboard Settings
    19. Configuring Ease of Access’s Mouse Settings
    20. Configuring Other Ease of Access Settings
    21. Setting Up and Using a Picture Password
    22. Managing Child Users with Microsoft Family
    23. Viewing Child Activity with Microsoft Family
    24. Logging In After Curfew with Microsoft Family
    25. Blocked Websites with Microsoft Family
    26. Blocked Searches with Microsoft Family
    27. Scheduling Tasks
  39. Inside Front Cover
  40. Inside Back Cover