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My Windows 10 Computer for Seniors, Second Edition

Book Description

My Microsoft® Windows® 10 Computer for Seniors is an easy, full-color tutorial on the latest operating system from Microsoft.

 

Veteran author Michael Miller is known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers. Michael wrote this book from the 50+ point of view, using step-by-step instructions and large, full-color photos to cover all the most popular tasks. Miller will help you learn to:

 

• Get started with Windows 10, whether you’re experienced with computers or not
• Configure Windows 10 to work better for those with vision and physical challenges
• Explore the web with Microsoft’s Edge browser and Google Search
• Find, install, and use the best new Windows apps
• Reliably connect to the Internet, both at home and away
• Find online bargains, shop safely, and avoid online scams
• Make and receive video and voice calls with Skype
• Stay connected with friends and family on Facebook and Pinterest
• Capture, touch up, organize, and share your pictures
• Read eBooks on your PC—even enlarge text for greater comfort
• Send and receive email with Windows 10’s Email app
• Keep track of all your files, and back them up safely
• Discover great new music with Spotify and Pandora
• Fix common PC and Internet problems
• Search your computer and the Internet—and send and receive text messages—with the Cortana virtual assistant

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This E-Book
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Table of Contents
  7. About the Author
  8. Dedication
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. About AARP
  11. We Want to Hear from You!
  12. Reader Services
  13. 1. Understanding Computer Basics
    1. Examining Key Components
      1. Hard Disk Drive
      2. Memory
      3. Processor
      4. Display
      5. Keyboard
      6. Pointing Device
      7. Connectors
    2. Exploring Different Types of PCs
      1. Desktop PCs
      2. Notebook PCs
    3. Which Type of PC Should You Buy?
    4. Setting Up Your New Computer System
      1. Set Up a Notebook PC
      2. Set Up a Traditional Desktop PC
      3. Set Up an All-in-One Desktop PC
  14. 2. Performing Basic Operations
    1. Using Windows with a Mouse or Touchpad
      1. Mouse and Touchpad Operations
    2. Using Windows with a Keyboard
      1. Keyboard Operations
  15. 3. Using Your Windows 10 PC—If You’ve Never Used a Computer Before
    1. Powering Up and Powering Down
      1. Turn On and Configure Your New PC—For the First Time
      2. Turn On Your System—Normally
      3. Turn Off Your Computer
    2. Finding Your Way Around Windows
      1. Use the Start Menu
      2. Use the Taskbar
  16. 4. Using Your Windows 10 PC—If You’ve Used Windows Before
    1. Windows 10 for Windows 8/8.1 Users
    2. Windows 10 for Windows 7 Users
    3. Windows 10 for Windows XP Users
    4. The 10 Most Important New Features of Windows 10
      1. 1: Back to the Desktop (Goodbye, Start Screen)
      2. 2: The Start Menu Returns—Better Than Ever
      3. 3: Things Look a Little Different
      4. 4: Take Control with the Action Center
      5. 5: Manage System Settings with the Settings Tool
      6. 6: Windows Apps on the Desktop
      7. 7: Smart Searching—and More—with Cortana
      8. 8: A New Way to Browse the Web
      9. 9: Improved Task Switching
      10. 10: Mobile Device Integration
    5. Windows 10 Updates for Windows 10 Users
      1. Anniversary Update
      2. Creators Update
      3. Fall Creators Update
  17. 5. Connecting Printers and Other Peripherals
    1. Connecting Devices via USB
      1. Connect a Printer
      2. Connect Other Peripherals
    2. Connecting Your PC to Your TV
      1. Connect via HDMI
  18. 6. Personalizing Windows
    1. Personalizing the Windows Desktop
      1. Personalize the Start Menu
      2. Change the Desktop Background
      3. Change the Accent Color
      4. Change the Desktop Theme
    2. Personalizing the Lock Screen
      1. Change the Lock Screen Background
      2. Display a Slideshow on the Lock Screen
      3. Add Apps to the Lock Screen
      4. Change Your Account Picture
    3. Configuring Other Windows Settings
      1. Configure Settings from the Settings Tool
    4. Working with User Accounts
      1. Create a New User Account
      2. Switch Users
      3. Sign In with Multiple Users
  19. 7. Making Windows Easier to Use
    1. Employing Ease of Access Functions
      1. Access Ease of Access Features
      2. Enlarge the Screen
      3. Improve Onscreen Contrast
      4. Make the Cursor Easier to See
      5. Read Text Aloud with Narrator
      6. Use the On-Screen Keyboard
    2. Using Alternative Input Devices
      1. Replace the Touchpad
      2. Attach a Different Keyboard
  20. 8. Using Windows 10 on a Touchscreen Device
    1. Using Windows in Tablet Mode
      1. Switch to Tablet Mode
      2. Use Windows 10’s Tablet Mode
    2. Using Windows with Touch Gestures
      1. Touchscreen Operations
  21. 9. Using Windows 10 Apps
    1. Launching Your Favorite Programs
      1. Pin a Tile to the Start Menu
      2. Pin a Program to the Taskbar
      3. Create a Shortcut on the Desktop
      4. Open a Program
    2. Working with Apps on the Desktop
      1. Maximize, Minimize, and Close a Window
      2. Resize a Window
      3. Switch Between Open Windows
      4. Snap a Window
      5. Scroll Through a Window
      6. Configure App Settings
    3. Using Windows 10’s Built-in Apps
      1. News
      2. Weather
      3. Sports
      4. Money
      5. Maps
      6. Calendar
      7. Alarms & Clock
      8. Calculator
      9. Paint 3D
    4. Shopping the Microsoft Store
      1. Browse for Apps
      2. Download and Install a New App
  22. 10. Finding and Installing Traditional Software
    1. Working with Traditional Software Programs
      1. Use Pull-Down Menus
      2. Use Toolbars
      3. Use Ribbons
    2. Finding and Installing Traditional Software Programs
      1. Install Software from a Disc
      2. Install Programs Online
  23. 11. Connecting to the Internet—at Home or Away
    1. Connecting to the Internet—and Your Home Network
      1. Connect to Your Home Network
      2. Access Other Computers on Your Network
    2. Connecting to the Internet at a Wi-Fi Hotspot
      1. Connect to a Wi-Fi Hotspot
  24. 12. Browsing and Searching the Web
    1. Understanding the Web
    2. Using Microsoft Edge
      1. Open and Browse Web Pages
      2. Work with Tabs
      3. Save Favorite Pages
      4. Save Multiple Tabs as Favorites
      5. Return to a Favorite Page
      6. Set Your Start Page
      7. Browse in Private
      8. Read a Page in Reading View
      9. Print a Web Page
    3. Using Google Chrome
      1. Open and Browse Web Pages
      2. Work with Tabs
      3. Bookmark Your Favorite Pages
      4. Return to a Bookmarked Page
      5. Set Your Home Page
      6. Browse Anonymously in Incognito Mode
      7. Print a Web Page
    4. Searching the Internet
      1. Search Google
      2. Search Bing
    5. Searching—and More—with Cortana
      1. Search with Cortana
      2. View News and Other Information
      3. Set a Reminder
      4. Search Cortana from Within Edge
      5. Do Even More with Cortana
  25. 13. Shopping Safely Online
    1. How to Shop Online Safely
      1. Shop Safely
    2. Purchasing from Online Retailers
      1. Discover Online Retailers
      2. Search or Browse for Merchandise
      3. Examine the Product
      4. Make a Purchase
      5. Check Out and Pay
    3. Finding Bargains Online
      1. Discover Price Comparison Sites
    4. Using Craigslist
      1. Buy Items on Craigslist
      2. Sell Items on Craigslist
  26. 14. Discovering Useful Websites
    1. Reading Local and Community News Online
      1. Find Local News
      2. Find Local Weather
    2. Exploring Travel Opportunities Online
      1. Research a Destination
      2. Make Reservations
    3. Discovering Recipes Online
      1. Find Tasty Recipes
    4. Finding Healthcare Information Online
      1. Research Medical Conditions
      2. Find a Doctor
      3. Order Prescription Drugs
    5. Obtaining Legal Advice Online
      1. Find Legal Advice and Services
    6. Managing Your Finances Online
      1. Do Your Banking and Pay Your Bills
      2. Track Your Investments
    7. Discovering Organizations Online
      1. Browse Useful Organizations
  27. 15. Protecting Yourself Online
    1. Protecting Against Identity Theft and Phishing Schemes
      1. Avoiding Phishing Scams
      2. Keeping Your Private Information Private
      3. Hiding Personal Information on Facebook
      4. Keeping Your Facebook Posts Private
    2. Protecting Against Online Fraud
      1. Identifying Online Scams
      2. Avoiding Online Fraud
    3. Protecting Against Computer Viruses and Other Malware
      1. Protecting Against Malware
      2. Using Anti-Malware Software
      3. Using the Windows Defender Security Center
      4. Protecting Against Ransomware
    4. Protecting Against Online Attacks and Intrusions
      1. Employing a Firewall
  28. 16. Emailing Family and Friends
    1. Using the Windows Mail App
      1. Set Up Your Email Account
      2. View Incoming Messages
      3. Reply to a Message
      4. Send a New Message
      5. Move a Message to Another Folder
    2. Using Gmail
      1. Receive and Reply to Messages
      2. Send a New Message
    3. Managing Your Contacts with the People App
      1. View Your Contacts
      2. Add a New Contact
      3. Use My People
  29. 17. Video Calling and Text Messaging
    1. Using the Skype App
      1. Choose Your Service
      2. Get to Know the Skype App
      3. Add a Contact
    2. Communicating with Skype
      1. Make a Video Call
      2. Make a Voice Call
      3. Conduct a Text Chat
    3. Sending and Receiving Text Messages on Your PC
      1. Link Your Phone to Your PC
      2. Receive Texts on Your PC
      3. Send New Texts from Your PC
  30. 18. Connecting with Facebook and Pinterest
    1. Sharing with Friends and Family on Facebook
      1. Sign Up for Facebook
      2. Discover New—and Old—Friends on Facebook
      3. Post a Status Update
      4. Find Out What Your Friends Are Up To
      5. Explore Your Friends’ Profiles
    2. Pinning Items of Interest to Pinterest
      1. Create a New Board
      2. Find and Save Interesting Items
      3. Save an Item from a Web Page
      4. Find People to Follow
  31. 19. Storing and Sharing Your Pictures and Movies
    1. Using Your Smartphone or Digital Camera with Your Windows PC
      1. Transfer Photos from a Smartphone or Tablet
      2. Transfer Photos from a Memory Card
    2. Viewing Photos and Videos on Your PC
      1. View Your Photos
      2. Create and View Photo Albums
      3. View Your Videos
    3. Touching Up Your Photos
      1. Automatically Enhance a Photo
      2. Rotate a Photo
      3. Crop a Photo
      4. Apply a Filter
      5. Remove Red Eye
      6. Retouch a Photo
      7. Adjust Brightness and Contrast
      8. Adjust Color and Tint
      9. Apply Other Effects
      10. Save Your Work
    4. Turning Your Photos into Videos with Story Remix
      1. Create an Automatic Story Remix
      2. Create a Customized Video Project
      3. Edit a Story Remix
    5. Sharing Your Pictures and Videos Online
      1. Sharing a Photo from the Photos App
      2. Attach a Photo or Video in Windows Mail
      3. Upload Photos to a New Facebook Photo Album
      4. Upload Pictures to an Existing Facebook Photo Album
  32. 20. Watching Movies and TV Shows on Your PC
    1. Watching Netflix
      1. Watch a Program on Netflix
    2. Watching Hulu
      1. Watch a Program on Hulu
    3. Watching Amazon Video
      1. View a Program on Amazon Video
    4. Viewing and Sharing Videos on YouTube
      1. View a Video
      2. Upload Your Own Video
  33. 21. Listening to Music on Your PC
    1. Listening to Streaming Music
      1. Listen to Pandora
      2. Listen to Spotify
    2. Purchasing Digital Music Online
      1. Purchase Music from the Amazon Digital Music Store
      2. Purchase Music from Google Play Music
    3. Listening to Your Own Music in Windows 10
      1. Listen to Digital Music with the Groove Music App
      2. Listen to CDs
  34. 22. Reading Books on Your PC
    1. Reading eBooks with Amazon’s Kindle App
      1. Purchase eBooks from Amazon
      2. Read an eBook
      3. Change How a Book Is Displayed Onscreen
    2. Reading eBooks with Barnes & Noble’s NOOK App
      1. Purchase eBooks from Barnes & Noble
      2. Read an eBook
      3. Change How a Book Is Displayed Onscreen
  35. 23. Using Files and Folders
    1. Using File Explorer
      1. Navigate Folders and Libraries
      2. Use the Navigation Pane
      3. Change the Folder View
      4. Sort Files and Folders
    2. Working with Folders
      1. Create a New Folder
      2. Rename a Folder or File
    3. Managing Files
      1. Copy a File
      2. Move a File
      3. Delete a File or Folder
      4. Restore a Deleted File
      5. Empty the Recycle Bin
    4. Working with Microsoft OneDrive
      1. Manage OneDrive Files on the Web
      2. Manage OneDrive Files with File Explorer
      3. Upload a File to OneDrive
      4. Download a File to Your PC
      5. Synchronizing Files On-Demand
  36. 24. Dealing with Common Problems
    1. Performing Necessary Maintenance
      1. Delete Unnecessary Files
      2. Delete Unused Programs
    2. Backing Up Important Files
      1. Activate File History
    3. Fixing Simple Problems
      1. You Can’t Connect to the Internet
      2. You Can’t Go to a Specific Web Page
      3. You Can’t Print
      4. Your Computer Is Slow
      5. A Specific Program Freezes
      6. Your Entire Computer Freezes
    4. Recovering from Serious Problems
      1. Restore Your Computer to a Previous State
      2. Refresh System Files
      3. Reset Your System
  37. Glossary
  38. Index