Windows 10 Simplified

Book description

Learn Windows 10 quickly and painlessly with this beginner's guide

Windows 10 Simplified is your absolute beginner's guide to the ins and outs of Windows. Fully updated to cover Windows 10, this highly visual guide covers all the new features in addition to the basics, giving you a one-stop resource for complete Windows 10 mastery. Every page features step-by-step screen shots and plain-English instructions that walk you through everything you need to know, no matter how new you are to Windows. You'll master the basics as you learn how to navigate the user interface, work with files, create user accounts, and practice using the tools that make Windows 10 the most efficient Windows upgrade yet.

This guide gets you up to speed quickly, with step-by-step screen shots that help you follow along with the clear, patient instruction.

  • Shed your beginner status with easy-to-follow instructions

  • Master the basics of the interface, files, and accounts

  • Browse the web, use media features, and send and receive email

  • Customize Windows to look and work the way you want

  • Learning new computer skills can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Even if you have no Windows experience at all, this visually rich guide demonstrates everything you need to know, starting from the very beginning. If you're ready to become fluent in Windows, Windows 10 Simplified is the easiest, fastest way to learn.

    Table of contents

      1. Cover
      2. Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows
        1. Explore the PC Screen
        2. Explore the Tablet Screen
        3. Put Windows to Sleep
        4. Restart or Shut Down Windows
        5. Connect to Your Wireless Network
        6. Switch to a Microsoft Account
        7. Install an App
        8. Start an App
        9. Switch Between Running Apps
        10. Update an App
        11. Uninstall an App
      3. Chapter 2: Customizing Windows
        1. Pin an App to the Start Menu
        2. Open the Settings App
        3. Change the Lock Screen Background
        4. Add an App to the Lock Screen
        5. Synchronize Settings Between PCs
        6. Access an App’s Features
        7. Pin an App to the Taskbar
        8. Adjust the Volume
        9. Set the Time Zone
        10. Configure Windows to Work with Multiple Monitors
        11. Customize the Taskbar’s Notification Area
        12. Set Up Multiple Desktops
      4. Chapter 3: Surfing the Web
        1. Open a Web Page
        2. Open a Web Page in a Tab
        3. Navigate Web Pages
        4. Find Text on a Page
        5. Navigate with the History List
        6. Change Your Startup Page
        7. Save Favorite Web Pages
        8. Take Advantage of the Favorites Bar
        9. Create Web Notes
        10. Search for Sites
      5. Chapter 4: Sending and Receiving Email
        1. Configure an Email Account
        2. Send an Email Message
        3. Format the Message Text
        4. Add a File Attachment
        5. Save a Draft of a Message
        6. Receive and Read Email Messages
        7. Reply to a Message
        8. Forward a Message
        9. Open and Save an Attachment
        10. Delete a Message
        11. Create a Folder for Saving Messages
      6. Chapter 5: Getting Social with Windows
        1. Create a Contact
        2. Add Your Google Account
        3. Add Your iCloud Account
        4. View a Contact
        5. Edit a Contact
        6. Assign a Photo to a Contact
        7. Add Extra Fields to a Contact
        8. Filter the Contacts List
        9. Link Multiple Profiles for a Contact
        10. View Your Calendar
        11. Add an Event to Your Calendar
        12. Create a Recurring Event
        13. Add an Event Reminder
        14. Customize Your Calendar
      7. Chapter 6: Performing Day-to-Day Tasks with Apps
        1. Search Your PC
        2. Configure the Cortana Voice Assistant
        3. Display a Location on a Map
        4. Get Directions to a Location
        5. Check Your Weather Forecast
        6. Check Another City’s Weather Forecast
        7. Perform Calculations
        8. Get the Latest News
        9. Track a Stock
        10. Follow Your Favorite Teams
        11. Find a Recipe
        12. Look Up Health Information
        13. Set an Alarm
      8. Chapter 7: Working with Images
        1. Import Images from a Digital Camera
        2. Scan an Image
        3. Navigate the Pictures Library
        4. View Your Images
        5. Start a Slide Show
        6. Repair an Image
        7. Add a Photo Effect
        8. Crop an Image
        9. Rotate an Image
        10. Delete an Image
        11. Print an Image
        12. Take a Picture with Your PC Camera
      9. Chapter 8: Working with Multimedia
        1. Import Videos from a Digital Camera
        2. Navigate the Videos Library
        3. Watch a Video
        4. Play a Music CD
        5. Copy Tracks from a Music CD
        6. Navigate the Music Library
        7. Play Music
        8. Create a Playlist
      10. Chapter 9: Editing Documents
        1. Create and Save a Document
        2. Open a Document
        3. Change the Text Font
        4. Find Text
        5. Replace Text
        6. Insert Special Symbols
        7. Make a Copy of a Document
        8. Create a OneNote Notebook
        9. Add Pages and Sections to a Notebook
        10. Add Text Notes
        11. Add an Image to a Notebook Page
        12. Work with Notebook Lists
        13. Print a Document
      11. Chapter 10: Working with Files
        1. Select a File
        2. Change the File View
        3. Preview a File
        4. Copy a File
        5. Move a File
        6. Rename a File
        7. Create a New File
        8. Delete a File
        9. Restore a Deleted File
        10. Add a File to Your OneDrive
        11. Extract Files from a Compressed Folder
        12. Specify a Different Program When Opening a File
      12. Chapter 11: Implementing Security
        1. Understanding Windows Security
        2. Check for Security Problems
        3. Create a Picture Password
        4. Set Up a Fingerprint Sign-In
        5. Lock Your Computer
        6. Configure Your PC to Lock Automatically
        7. Browse the Web Privately
      13. Chapter 12: Maintaining Windows
        1. Check Hard Drive Free Space
        2. Delete Unnecessary Files
        3. Refresh Your Computer
        4. Create a Recovery Drive
        5. Keep a History of Your Files
        6. Restore a File from Your History
      14. End User License Agreement

    Product information

    • Title: Windows 10 Simplified
    • Author(s):
    • Release date: September 2015
    • Publisher(s): Visual
    • ISBN: 9781119057154