Chapter 6

Playing with Programs, Apps, and Documents


check Opening a program, an app, or a document

check Changing which program opens which document

check Installing, uninstalling, and updating apps

check Creating a shortcut

check Cutting, copying, and pasting

In Windows, programs and apps are your tools: Load a program or an app, and you can add numbers, arrange words, and shoot spaceships.

Documents, by contrast, are the things you create with apps and programs, such as tax forms, heartfelt apologies, and lists of high scores.

This chapter explains the basics of opening programs and apps from the Start menu in Windows. It explains how to find, download, and install a new app from the Start menu’s Store app. It also shows you where to find an app’s menus. (Microsoft mysteriously hid most of them.)

As you flip through this chapter’s pages, you figure out how to make your preferred program open your files. You also create desktop shortcuts — buttons that let you quickly load favorite files, folders, ...

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