Chapter 23

Ten or So Tips for Touchscreen Owners

In This Chapter

arrow Turning on Airplane Mode while flying

arrow Connecting to a new wireless network

arrow Toggling your tablet’s autorotate feature

arrow Choosing what happens when you close your laptop’s lid

arrow Adjusting to different locations

For the most part, everything in this book applies to deskbound PCs, laptops, and tablets alike. Windows 8 offers a few settings exclusively for the portable crowd, however, and I cover those items here. I also throw in a few tips and quick references to make this chapter especially suited for laptop owners who need information in a hurry.

Switching to Airplane Mode

Most people enjoy working with their tablets or laptops during a long flight. Portable devices are great for watching movies, playing games, or catching up on some work.

But most airlines make you turn off your wireless connection while the plane is in flight, referred to in airport lingo as Airplane Mode.

To turn on Airplane Mode on either a laptop or tablet, ...

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