Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time

Book description

The perfect Windows 8 guide for today's busy learners

Get more out of Windows 8 at your own pace with this great new guide that's perfect for busy learners. Helpful information is presented in quick, easy-to-digest, individual tasks that you can read and learn in five minutes or less, per task. Boost your productivity with hundreds of smart techniques, which include step-by-step instructions, full-color screenshots, and plenty of practical tips and sidebars sprinkled throughout the book. The attractive design brings everything in clear focus and helps you quickly locate the information you need.

  • Provides quick, five-minute nuggets of information to help you get more out of the Windows 8 operating system

  • Covers the new user interface and all new features, as well as the basics

  • Also includes step-by-step instructions, helpful sidebars, and screenshots to guide you through tasks and concepts

  • Full-color, attractive design makes it easy for you to find what you're looking for

Open Windows 8 in 5 Minutes, and you're just five minutes away from getting more out of Windows 8.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Introduction
  5. The Basics
    1. Navigating the Windows 8 Start Screen
    2. Pinning an Application to the Start Screen
    3. Creating and Naming Groups of Apps
    4. Resizing a Start Screen Tile
    5. Searching for Apps, Settings, and Files
    6. Searching for Apps in the Windows Store
    7. Downloading Apps from the Windows Store
    8. Working with Multiple Windows 8 Apps
    9. Shutting Down or Restarting Windows
    10. Putting Windows to Sleep
    11. Hibernating Windows
    12. Customizing the Desktop
    13. Using the File Explorer Ribbon
    14. Opening Two Instances of File Explorer
    15. Copying or Moving Files
    16. Customizing the Taskbar
    17. Adding a Taskbar Toolbar
    18. Re-creating the Quick Launch Toolbar
    19. Searching for Items in File Explorer
    20. Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
    21. Managing Columns in File Explorer
    22. Modifying the Windows Send to Menu
    23. Pinning Desktop Items to the Start Screen
    24. Creating a Desktop Shortcut for All Apps
    25. Connecting to a Wi-Fi or Cellular Network
    26. Managing a Wi-Fi or Cellular Network
    27. Setting Ease of Access Features
    28. Displaying Administrative Tools
    29. Dual-Booting with Another Version of Windows
    30. Setting Up Windows 8 after Installation
    31. Updating Windows 8
  6. Be Imaginative
    1. Adding a Microsoft Account to Windows
    2. Adding a Local Account to Windows
    3. Logging in with Different Accounts
    4. Managing Your User Accounts
    5. Changing Your Account Picture
    6. Switching to a Local Account
    7. Switching to a Microsoft Account
    8. Changing Your Password Protection
    9. Creating a Picture Password
    10. Customizing Your Start Screen
    11. Personalizing the Windows Lock Screen
    12. Trusting a Windows 8 Computer
    13. Syncing Your Windows Settings
    14. Adding Files to Your SkyDrive Page
    15. Using the Windows 8 SkyDrive App
    16. Setting Up the SkyDrive for Windows App
    17. Printing Content from a Windows 8 App
    18. Sharing Content from a Windows 8 App
    19. Searching for Content in a Windows 8 App
    20. Surfing the Web with Windows 8 Internet Explorer
    21. Adding Accounts to the Mail App
    22. Adding Accounts to the People App
    23. Contacting People via the People App
    24. Viewing Appointments with the Calendar App
    25. Adding Online Accounts to the Photos App
    26. Playing Music with the Music App
    27. Adding Album Art to Your Music
    28. Finding Places Using the Maps App
    29. Getting the News with the News App
    30. Following Favorite Teams with the Sports App
    31. Tracking Your Investments with the Finance App
    32. Planning a Trip with the Travel App
  7. Beat the Clock
    1. Creating a Tile to Restart Windows
    2. Creating a Tile to Shut Down Windows
    3. Creating a Tile to Hibernate Windows
    4. Accessing the Power User Tasks Menu
    5. Customizing the Power User Tasks Menu
    6. Logging in to Windows Automatically
    7. Changing the Icon for a Desktop Tile
    8. Changing the Number of Start Screen Rows
    9. Turning Windows Features On or Off
    10. Forcing an Application to Shut Down
    11. Managing Open Applications in Task Manager
    12. Monitoring the Performance of Your Apps
    13. Viewing a History of Your Windows 8 Apps
    14. Managing Your Start-up Programs
    15. Tracking Down Problems with Event Viewer
    16. Checking Your Computer for Memory Problems
    17. Creating a Windows 8 Restore Point
    18. Restoring Windows from a Restore Point
    19. Backing Up Your Files through File History
    20. Refreshing Windows
    21. Refreshing Windows from an Image
    22. Resetting Windows
    23. Booting into Safe Mode
    24. Booting into the Options Menu
    25. Creating a Tile for the Options Menu
    26. Running an Automatic Repair in Windows
    27. Adding Another Language to Windows 8
    28. Pooling Your Hard Drives with Storage Spaces
    29. Using the Windows 8 Remote Desktop App
    30. Using the Remote Desktop Connection Tool
    31. Installing Installing Hyper-V to Create Virtual Machines
    32. Using Hyper-V to Create Virtual Machines
  8. Inquiring Minds
    1. Q & A
  9. Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts
  10. Mouse Movements
  11. Resources
  12. Glossary

Product information

  • Title: Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: November 2012
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781118418642