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Easy Windows 10, Third Edition

Book Description

Visual, step-by-step hands-on tutorials for the most common tasks a user needs to perform.


Updated for the 2017 Spring and Fall Creator releases of Windows 10.


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 Fall Creators Update Start menu in Desktop and Tablet mode versions
• Discover exciting new 3D and mixed reality apps
• Share your wireless Internet connection with smartphones, tablets, and PCs
• Use Cortana with more apps and new Cortana-enabled speakers
• Use the new OneDrive Files on Demand feature for easy access to files stored in the cloud
• Use Windows Ink to enhance your photos and make map directions more powerful
• Touchscreen, keyboard, or mouse—use Windows 10 your way!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This E-Book
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Contents
  7. Online Content
  8. About the Author
  9. Dedication
  10. Acknowledgments
  11. Reader Services
  12. Introduction
    1. Why this Book was Written
    2. How to Read Easy Windows 10, Third Edition
    3. Beyond the Table of Contents—What’s Inside
  13. Chapter 1 What’s New and Improved in Windows 10 F All Creators Update
    1. Do More with Pictures and Videos in Photos
    2. Pick Up Where I Left Off
    3. People Timeline and Pinning
    4. Manage Files with One Drive Files on Demand
    5. Experience Mixed Reality
    6. Game Broadcasting
    7. Explore Cortana’s New Powers
    8. Get Creative with Paint 3D
    9. Stay Safe with Windows Defender Security Center
    10. Use Windows Ink with Maps
    11. Edge Tab Preview Bar
  14. Chapter 2 Upgrading to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
    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
    4. Updating Windows 10 to the Fall Creators Update
  15. Chapter 3 Logging in, Starting Up, and Shutting Down Windows 10 Fall Creators Update with a Touchscreen
    1. Logging in with a Touchscreen
    2. Working with the Start, Pinned Tiles, 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. Switching to a Touch Keyboard and Entering Emojis
    8. Using Handwriting Recognition
    9. Using Voice Recognition
  16. Chapter 4 Logging in to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Customizing the Start Menu
    1. Logging in to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
    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
  17. Chapter 5 Using Cortana Search
    1. First-Time Setup
    2. Searching with Cortana
    3. Voice Searches with Cortana
    4. Starting Apps with Cortana
    5. Discovering More Cortana Searches
    6. Searching for Files, Apps, and Settings
    7. Using “Pick Up Where I Left Off”
    8. Customizing Talk To Cortana
    9. Using Cortana Notebook
    10. Creating a Reminder
    11. Disabling Cortana’s Digital Assistant Features
  18. Chapter 6 Running Apps
    1. Finding Apps on the Start Menu (Desktop Mode)
    2. Finding Apps in Tablet Mode
    3. Starting an App in Desktop Mode
    4. Starting an App in Tablet Mode
    5. Opening a File from within an App
    6. Maximizing and Restoring an App Window
    7. Starting an App from Search
    8. Switching Between Apps with the Taskbar (Desktop Mode)
    9. Switching Between Apps with a Touchscreen
    10. Switching Between Apps with the Keyboard
    11. Saving Your File
    12. Resizing an App Window
    13. Making the Desktop Visible with Windows Peek
    14. Using Desktop Shortcuts
    15. Adding an App to the Taskbar
    16. Working with Taskbar Jump Lists
    17. Snapping and Closing an App Window
  19. Chapter 7 Web Browsing with Microsoft Edge
    1. Starting Microsoft Edge
    2. Entering a Website Address (URL)
    3. Working with Tabs
    4. Using Tab Previews
    5. Adding Tabs to the Taskbar
    6. Opening a Link
    7. Setting Your Home Page
    8. Configuring the New Tab Page
    9. Switching to/from Full Screen View
    10. Swiping Backward and Forward
    11. Using Cortana in Microsoft Edge
    12. Copying and Pasting a Link
    13. Using Zoom
    14. Using Reading View
    15. Printing or Creating a PDF of a Web Page
    16. Adding a Web Page as a Favorite
    17. Viewing and Opening Favorites
    18. Reading EPUB Ebooks
    19. Reading PDFs
    20. Adding Tabs to Favorites from the Right-Click Menu
    21. Opening Apps from Edge
    22. Installing Browser Extensions in Edge
    23. Managing Browser Extensions in Edge
    24. Using the Web Notes Text Tool
    25. Using Downloads
    26. Setting Browser Privacy, Services, and Platform Controls
  20. Chapter 8 Groove Music
    1. Starting the Groove Music App
    2. Viewing and Playback Options for Your Music Collection
    3. Creating a Playlist
    4. Playing a Playlist
    5. Selecting Music Folders
    6. Searching for Music
    7. Signing Up for Spotify
  21. Chapter 9 Taking, Editing, and Sharing Photos and Videos
    1. Starting the Camera App
    2. Selecting Camera Settings
    3. Using Video Mode
    4. Changing Camera App Settings
    5. Using the Photos App: Collections
    6. Using the Photos App: Creation and Video Remix
    7. Using the Photos App: Folders
    8. Selecting Photo Options
    9. Cropping Your Photo
    10. Using the Enhance Menu
    11. Using the Adjust Menu and Saving Changes
    12. Trimming Your Video
    13. Adding Slow-Motion Effects to Your Video
  22. Chapter 10 Enjoying Videos, TV, and Movies
    1. Finding Your Videos
    2. Adding a Location to Look for Videos
    3. Playing a Video
    4. Playing a Video in Mini View
    5. Casting Video to a Device
    6. Buying or Renting a Movie or TV Show
    7. Playing 3D Videos
    8. Using Search to Find Local and Microsoft Store Media
    9. Viewing and Changing Movies & TV Settings
  23. Chapter 11 Connecting with Friends
    1. Using the People App
    2. Adding People to Your Taskbar
    3. Adding a Picture to Your Contact
    4. Connecting to Facebook with the Facebook App
    5. Starting Mail
    6. Adding an Email Account
    7. Composing and Sending an Email Message
    8. Reading and Replying to Messages
    9. Forwarding Messages
    10. Deleting Messages
    11. Flagging Messages
    12. Creating an Email Signature
    13. Using the Calendar App
    14. Scheduling an Appointment with Calendar
    15. Scheduling an All-Day Event
    16. Scheduling a Recurring Appointment
    17. Setting an Appointment Reminder
    18. Hiding and Displaying Calendar’s Folders Pane
    19. Starting Skype
    20. Adding Contacts with Skype
    21. Accepting a Skype Contact
    22. Text Messaging with Skype
    23. Placing a Video Call with Skype
    24. Receiving a Call with Skype
  24. Chapter 12 News, Weather, Sports, Maps, and Money
    1. Starting the News App
    2. Using the News App
    3. Customizing News
    4. Starting the Weather App
    5. Adding Locations to Weather
    6. Starting Maps
    7. Getting Directions
    8. Using Ink with Maps
    9. Using the Money App
    10. Using the Sports App
  25. Chapter 13 Using Windows Ink
    1. Opening the Windows Ink Workspace
    2. Creating a Sticky Note
    3. Creating a Reminder Using Sticky Notes
    4. Deleting 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
    10. Using Windows Ink with Other Apps
  26. 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 Filename Conflicts
    10. Creating Zip Files with the Share Tab
    11. Syncing Files with OneDrive
    12. Using OneDrive Files on Demand
    13. Configuring OneDrive
  27. Chapter 15 Discovering and Using Windows 10 Fcu’s Tools and Accessories
    1. Finding Accessories and Tools in Tablet Mode
    2. Setting Alarms with the Alarms & Clock App
    3. Calculating Dates with Calculator
    4. Using Paint 3D
    5. Using Mixed Reality Viewer
    6. Using Print 3D
  28. Chapter 16 Using the Microsoft Store
    1. Going to the Store
    2. Searching for Apps by Name
    3. Installing an App
    4. Uninstalling an App from the Start Screen
    5. Rating an App
  29. Chapter 17 Gaming
    1. Getting Started with Microsoft Solitaire Collection
    2. Customizing Your Cards
    3. Getting More Games, Having More Fun
    4. Finding Games with the Store App
    5. Using the Game Bar
    6. Creating a New Xbox Account
    7. Starting the Xbox App
    8. Connecting to Xbox One
    9. Viewing Gaming Clips
    10. Working with Achievements, Friends, and More
    11. Controlling Xbox One and Xbox 360 with Xbox SmartGlass
    12. Viewing Game Screen Captures and Recordings
  30. Chapter 18 Printing and Scanning
    1. Printing a Document
    2. Printer Settings Available from the Printer Menu
    3. Selecting a Different Printer
    4. Paper and Print Quality Settings
    5. Photo Printing Settings
    6. Using Scan
    7. Adjusting Scan Settings
    8. Selecting Color, Grayscale, or Black-and-White Modes
    9. Opening the Scans Folder
  31. Chapter 19 Managing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
    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. Adjusting Screen Resolution
    8. Adding a Second Display
    9. Extending Your Desktop
    10. Adjusting Screen Position
    11. Changing Quick Actions
    12. Configuring App-Specific Notifications
    13. Configuring Snap
    14. Configuring Tablet Mode
    15. Using Battery Saver
    16. Power & Sleep
    17. Checking Drive Capacity with Storage
    18. Changing File Locations with Storage
    19. About Your System
    20. Viewing Device Status
    21. Installing Bluetooth Devices
    22. Installing a Printer or Scanner
    23. Configuring Touchpad
    24. Changing Autoplay Settings
    25. Phone
    26. Apps & Features
    27. Changing Default Apps
    28. Video Playback
    29. Making Maps Available Offline
    30. Gaming and Game Bar
    31. Game DVR
    32. Broadcasting
    33. Game Mode and TruePlay
    34. Xbox Networking
    35. Privacy Overview
    36. General Privacy Settings
    37. Configuring Location Settings
    38. Changing Privacy Settings for Most Categories
    39. Changing Privacy Settings for Other Devices
    40. Changing Speech, Ink, and Typing Privacy Settings
    41. Feedback and Diagnostics Privacy Settings
    42. Managing Privacy Information in the Cloud
  32. Chapter 20 Networking your Home
    1. Checking Your Network Connection Status
    2. Starting the Wireless Network Connection Process
    3. Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network
    4. Connecting to a Network with Terms and Conditions
    5. Connecting to a Secured Private Network
    6. Disconnecting a Wireless Connection
    7. Using Airplane Mode
    8. Accessing Network & Internet Settings
    9. Creating a Mobile Hotspot
    10. Disabling and Enabling Wi-Fi
    11. Managing Wireless Connections
    12. Creating a HomeGroup
    13. Joining a HomeGroup
  33. 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. Customizing the Taskbar
    9. Customizing the Lock Screen
    10. Customizing a Theme
  34. 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. Selecting an Account to Log in To
    6. Changing an Account Type
  35. 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 and Configuring Windows Defender Security Center
    5. Scanning for Malware with Windows Defender
  36. 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 or Touchscreen
    8. Starting Task Manager from the Keyboard
    9. Viewing and Closing Running Apps with Task Manager
    10. Viewing Tab Details in Task Manager
    11. Using Reset
  37. Index
  38. Inside Front Cover
  39. Inside Back Cover