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Windows 10 Step by Step, Second Edition

Book Description

The quick way to learn today’s Windows 10!

 

This is learning made easy. Get more done quickly with the newest version of Windows 10. Jump in wherever you need answers–brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step.

 

  • Do what you want to do with Windows 10!
  • Explore fun and functional improvements in the newest version
  • Customize your sign-in and manage connections
  • Quickly find files on your computer or in the cloud
  • Tailor your Windows 10 experience for easy access to the information and tools you want
  • Work more efficiently with Quick Action and other shortcuts
  • Get personalized assistance and manage third-party services with Cortana
  • Interact with the web faster and more safely with Microsoft Edge
  • Protect your computer, information, and privacy

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. i Introduction
    1. Who this book is for
    2. What this book is (and isn’t) about
    3. The Step by Step approach
    4. Download the practice files
    5. E-book edition
    6. Get support and give feedback
  6. Part 1: The Windows 10 environment
    1. 1 Get started using Windows 10
      1. Sign in to Windows
      2. Explore the desktop and taskbar
      3. Explore the Start menu
      4. Explore Windows settings
      5. Manage content and app windows
      6. End a computing session
      7. Key points
      8. Practice tasks
    2. 2 Personalize your working environment
      1. Configure the Start menu
      2. Set the desktop background and system colors
      3. Customize the Lock screen
      4. Apply and manage themes
      5. Key points
      6. Practice tasks
  7. Part 2: Apps and files
    1. 3 Work with shortcuts and tiles
      1. Create and manage app shortcuts
      2. Manage Start menu tiles
      3. Customize the taskbar
      4. Key points
      5. Practice tasks
    2. 4 Work with apps and notifications
      1. Locate and start apps
      2. Explore built-in apps
      3. Install Store apps
      4. Manage app notifications
      5. Key points
      6. Practice tasks
    3. 5 Explore files and folders
      1. Understand files, folders, and libraries
      2. Get to know File Explorer
      3. Change the File Explorer display options
      4. Find specific files
      5. Key points
      6. Practice tasks
    4. 6 Manage folders and files
      1. Create and rename folders and files
      2. Compress folders and files
      3. Move and copy folders and files
      4. Delete and restore folders and files
      5. Work with folder and file properties
      6. Key points
      7. Practice tasks
  8. Part 3: Devices and resources
    1. 7 Manage peripheral devices
      1. Understand peripheral devices
      2. Locate device information
      3. Display your desktop on multiple screens
      4. Set up audio devices
      5. Change the way your mouse works
      6. Change the way your keyboard works
      7. Manage printer connections
      8. Key points
      9. Practice tasks
    2. 8 Manage network and storage resources
      1. Manage network connections
      2. Manage homegroup connections
      3. Share files on your network
      4. Key points
      5. Practice tasks
    3. 9 Get assistance from Cortana
      1. Configure Cortana settings
      2. Configure Cortana connections
      3. Configure information tracking
      4. Manage Cortana information and notifications
      5. Key points
      6. Practice tasks
    4. 10 Safely and efficiently browse the internet
      1. Display websites in Microsoft Edge
      2. Find, save, and share information
      3. Manage Microsoft Edge settings
      4. Configure browser security settings
      5. Maintain browsing privacy
      6. Troubleshoot browsing issues
      7. Key points
      8. Practice tasks
  9. Part 4: Behind the scenes
    1. 11 Manage user accounts and settings
      1. Understand user accounts and permissions
      2. Create and manage user accounts
      3. Manage account pictures and passwords
      4. Customize your sign-in options
      5. Synchronize settings across computers
      6. Key points
      7. Practice tasks
    2. 12 Manage computer settings
      1. Manage date and time settings
      2. Manage regional and language settings
      3. Manage speech settings
      4. Customize device display settings
      5. Key points
      6. Practice tasks
    3. 13 Manage power and access options
      1. Change the screen brightness
      2. Configure power options
      3. Configure Windows accessibility features
      4. Key points
      5. Practice tasks
    4. 14 Work more efficiently
      1. Configure Quick Action buttons
      2. Search your computer and the web
      3. Specify default apps
      4. Organize apps on multiple desktops
      5. Monitor apps and system tasks
      6. Manage app startup
      7. Key points
      8. Practice tasks
    5. 15 Protect your computer and data
      1. Manage Windows updates
      2. Configure privacy settings
      3. Restore computer functionality
      4. Back up data
      5. Back up and restore your system
      6. Key points
      7. Practice tasks
  10. Appendix: Keyboard shortcuts and touchscreen tips
  11. Glossary
  12. Index
  13. About the author