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Windows 10 Plain & Simple, Second Edition

Book Description

Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Windows 10

 

Here’s WHAT you’ll learn

 

• Navigate Windows 10 Fall Creators Update quickly, easily, and efficiently

• Get online with the sleek Microsoft Edge web browser

• Make the most of the Cortana personal assistant

• Efficiently manage your email, calendar, photos, and more

• Access your files from anywhere with Microsoft OneDrive

• Help secure your computer and protect your data

 

Here’s HOW you’ll learn

• Jump in wherever you need answers

• Follow easy steps and screenshots to see exactly what to do

• Get handy tips for new techniques and shortcuts

• Use Try This! exercises to apply what you learn right away

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the authors
  7. 1 About this book
    1. A quick overview
    2. A few assumptions
    3. The final word
  8. 2 First look at Windows
    1. Signing in to your user account
    2. Signing in with a different user account
    3. Using the Start menu
    4. Working with Task View
    5. Using multiple desktops
    6. Opening the Action Center
    7. Working with settings in the Action Center
    8. Shutting down Windows
  9. 3 Navigating Windows
    1. Opening and closing windows
    2. Accessing Settings
    3. Setting up accounts
    4. Managing passwords
    5. Adding a picture password
    6. Using a PIN
    7. Exploring the Start menu
    8. Enlarging the Start menu
    9. Adjusting system volume
    10. Setting the date and time
    11. Managing power options
  10. 4 Customizing the appearance of Windows
    1. Changing the desktop background
    2. Customize the Lock screen
    3. Adjusting colors and transparency
    4. Changing to Dark Mode
    5. Using themes
    6. Adjusting timeout settings
    7. Enlarging text
    8. Changing screen resolution
    9. Customizing the taskbar
    10. Adding tiles to the Start menu
    11. Moving tiles
    12. Using Snap to arrange apps on the desktop
    13. Resizing tiles
  11. 5 Working with productivity applications
    1. Finding and opening applications using the Start menu
    2. Opening applications using Cortana
    3. Working with toolbars and menus
    4. Cutting, copying, and pasting content
    5. Formatting text
    6. Formatting paragraphs
    7. Saving files
    8. Printing documents
    9. Sharing files via email
    10. Closing applications
    11. Uninstalling applications
  12. 6 Finding content with File Explorer and Cortana
    1. Finding content with File Explorer
    2. Changing File Explorer views
    3. Sorting files
    4. Creating a new folder
    5. Moving files among folders
    6. Renaming files and folders
    7. Deleting files and folders
    8. Compressing files
    9. Sharing files via email
    10. Searching with Cortana
    11. Searching for favorite places
    12. Managing the Recycle Bin
  13. 7 Making Windows accessible
    1. Using Magnifier
    2. Setting up high contrast
    3. Using a color filter for color blindness
    4. Adjusting screen brightness
    5. Making elements on your screen easier to see
    6. Changing mouse settings
    7. Changing keyboard settings
    8. Using touch feedback
    9. Working with Narrator
    10. Turning on closed captioning
    11. Using Speech Recognition
    12. Using visual alternatives for sounds
  14. 8 Accessing and managing networks
    1. Turning Wi-Fi on and off
    2. Connecting and disconnecting
    3. Joining a homegroup
    4. Setting file and printer sharing options
    5. Using Airplane Mode
    6. Making your computer discoverable to Bluetooth devices
  15. 9 Going online with Microsoft Edge
    1. Setting a home page
    2. Browsing among webpages
    3. Viewing your browsing history
    4. Working with tabs
    5. Marking up webpages
    6. Using Reading View
    7. Adding items to Favorites or Reading List
    8. Using InPrivate browsing
    9. Finding content on pages
    10. Zooming in and out
    11. Managing downloads
  16. 10 Connecting with others
    1. Adding contacts in People
    2. Editing contacts
    3. Linking contacts
    4. Sharing contacts
    5. Using My People
    6. Sending and receiving text messages
  17. 11 Using Mail
    1. Setting up email accounts
    2. Reading email messages
    3. Opening an attachment
    4. Replying to a message
    5. Forwarding a message
    6. Creating a new message
    7. Formatting message text
    8. Adding attachments
    9. Moving emails to folders
    10. Deleting emails
  18. 12 Shopping for apps in the Microsoft Store
    1. Searching for apps
    2. Creating payment information for an account
    3. Updating Windows apps
    4. Reading reviews
    5. Buying an app
    6. Rating an app
  19. 13 Enjoying music
    1. Adding local music files to Groove Music
    2. Playing music
    3. Adjusting volume
    4. Creating playlists
  20. 14 Recording and watching videos
    1. Recording your own videos using the Camera app
    2. Buying videos
    3. Locating videos in the Movies & TV app
    4. Playing videos
    5. Configuring settings in the Movies & TV app
  21. 15 Working with the Camera and Photos apps
    1. Taking photos with the Camera app
    2. Viewing photos in the Photos app
    3. Editing photos
    4. Enhancing photos
    5. Cropping photos
    6. Rotating photos
    7. Creating a slideshow
    8. Creating a Story Remix
    9. Setting a photo as your lock screen or desktop background
    10. Sharing photos
    11. Deleting photos
  22. 16 Keeping on schedule with Calendar
    1. Displaying Calendar
    2. Changing views
    3. Adding an event
    4. Using Cortana to add an event
    5. Inviting people to an event
    6. Editing an event
    7. Changing work week settings
    8. Displaying the Holidays and Special calendars
    9. Deleting an event
  23. 17 Tracking your news, sports, and stocks
    1. Reading news articles
    2. Adding and turning off interests
    3. Choosing a sports category
    4. Adding a sports favorite
    5. Creating an investment Watchlist
    6. Viewing markets
  24. 18 Checking the weather
    1. Viewing the current weather
    2. Adding your favorite places
    3. Changing your launch location
    4. Choosing Fahrenheit or Celsius
    5. Viewing weather maps
    6. Finding weather news
    7. Displaying historical weather data
  25. 19 Using Maps
    1. Opening Maps and showing your location
    2. Getting directions in Maps
    3. Zooming in and out
    4. Changing map views
    5. Rotating and tilting maps
    6. Viewing Favorites
    7. Viewing cities in Aerial view
  26. 20 Playing with Xbox games
    1. Downloading games
    2. Adding friends
    3. Switching between an avatar and a gamerpic
    4. Playing games
    5. Inviting friends to play games
    6. Sending a message to a friend
    7. Recording game screens
  27. 21 Adding and working with other devices
    1. Adding a printer or scanner
    2. Configuring printer settings
    3. Using Bluetooth devices
    4. Adding other connected devices
    5. Viewing device properties in Device Manager
    6. Updating device drivers
    7. Removing a device
  28. 22 Working with OneDrive
    1. Navigating OneDrive
    2. Creating a new folder
    3. Uploading files to OneDrive
    4. Searching for a file in OneDrive
    5. Sharing folders
    6. Creating documents with Office Online
    7. Renaming files and folders
    8. Deleting files and folders
    9. Synchronizing Files On-Demand
  29. 23 Maintaining and protecting your computer
    1. Optimizing your hard disk
    2. Using Disk Cleanup
    3. Obtaining updates
    4. Resetting your computer
    5. Working with Windows Defender
    6. Running Windows Defender updates and scans
    7. Configuring Windows Firewall
    8. Changing Location settings
  30. 24 Troubleshooting
    1. Searching for help using Cortana
    2. Using Task Manager
    3. Restoring your system to an earlier time
    4. Getting help from the Tips app
    5. Getting remote assistance
    6. Using Advanced Startup
  31. Appendix: Taking advantage of Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts
  32. Glossary
  33. Index