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Windows 8 All-in-One For Dummies by Woody Leonhard

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Book VI

Working on the Desktop

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Contents at a Glance

Chapter 1: Running the Desktop from Start to Finish

Getting Around

Exploring Files and Folders

Sharing Folders in the Public Folder

Touching on the Taskbar

Recycling

Creating Shortcuts

Sleep: Perchance to Dream

Chapter 2: Personalizing the Desktop

Recognizing Desktop Levels

Setting Color Schemes on the Desktop

Picking a Background

Controlling Icons

Selecting Screen Savers

Using Desktop Themes

Seeing Your Desktop Clearly

Tricking Out the Taskbar

Controlling the Notification Area

Chapter 3: Start Screen Mods for Desktop Users

Installing New Programs and Dealing with Their Tiles

Finding and Adding Programs to the Start Screen

Sorting through the Default Tiles

Organizing the Start Screen for a Lean, Mean Desktop

Chapter 4: Maintaining Your System

What’s the Difference Between Restore, System Repair, Recovery Mode, Refresh, and Restart?

Using a Password Reset Disk

Maintaining Drives

Maintaining Solid State Drives

Zipping and Compressing

Chapter 5: Using Windows (Live) Essentials

Introducing the Applications and How They’ve Changed

Getting the Windows Essentials Apps

Using Windows Live Mail

Managing Windows Photo Gallery

Panning Windows Movie Maker

Chapter 6: Choosing and Using a Desktop Web Browser

Which Browser’s Best?

Using Internet Explorer on the Desktop

Customizing Firefox

Optimizing Google Chrome

Searching on the Web ...

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