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Teach Yourself Visually Windows 10

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-06-23
  • Publisher: Visual

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Master Windows 10 by reading only one book

Teach Yourself Visually Windows 10, 3rd Edition brings together all of the necessary resources to make you an expert in the use of the latest version of Windows. Using highly visual techniques to maximize learner retention and memory, Teach Yourself Visually Windows 10 will have you breezing through the most popular operating system in the world in no time.

The book includes hundreds of step-by-step and illustrated sets of instructions to teach you both the basics and the complexities of Windows 10 operation. Lessons include: 

  • Installing and repairing applications
  • System maintenance
  • Setting up password-protection
  • Downloading photos
  • Managing media files
  • And more

Teach Yourself Visually Windows 10 combines the best of visual learning techniques with comprehensive source material about the interface and substance of Windows 10 to leave you with encyclopedic knowledge of the operating system.

Perfect for beginners and intermediate users alike, this book will turn your Windows-using experience from a slow slog into a lighting-fast masterclass of efficiency.

Author Biography

Paul McFedries (Toronto, Ontario) is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. He has been programming since he was a teenager in the mid-1970s, has programmed everything from mainframes to desktops to bar code scanners, and has worked with many different languages, including Fortran, assembly language, C++, and, of course, JavaScript. Paul has written more than four dozen books that have sold more than two million copies worldwide. These books include Windows 8 Visual Quick Tips, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, 2nd Edition, Macs Portable Genius, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 10. Paul encourages all readers to drop by his Web site, www.mcfedries.com.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Windows

Explore the PC Screen 4

Explore the Tablet Screen 5

Start and Close an App 6

Connect to Your Wireless Network 8

Put Windows to Sleep 10

Restart or Shut Down Windows 11

Switch to a Microsoft Account 12

Install an App 16

Switch Between Running Apps 18

Uninstall an App 20

Chapter 2 Customizing Windows

Pin an App to the Start Menu 24

Open the Settings App 26

Change the Lock Screen Background 28

Add an App to the Lock Screen 30

Synchronize Settings Between PCs 32

Access an App’s Features 34

Pin an App to the Taskbar 36

Adjust the Volume 38

Set the Time Zone 39

Configure Windows to Work with Multiple Monitors 40

Customize the Taskbar’s Notification Area 42

Set Up Multiple Desktops 44

Chapter 3 Surfing the Web

Open a Web Page 48

Open a Web Page in a Tab 50

Navigate Web Pages 52

Find Text on a Page 53

Navigate with the History List 54

Change Your Startup Page 56

Save Favorite Web Pages 58

Take Advantage of the Favorites Bar 60

Share a Web Page 62

Search for Sites 64

Download a File 66

Chapter 4 Sending and Receiving Email Configure an Email Account 70

Send an Email Message 72

Format the Message Text 74

Add a File Attachment 76

Save a Draft of a Message 78

Receive and Read Email Messages 80

Reply to a Message 82

Forward a Message 84

Open and Save an Attachment 86

Delete a Message 88

Create a Folder for Saving Messages 90

Configure Mail Options 92

Chapter 5 Getting Social with Windows Create a Contact 96

Add Your Google Account 98

Add Your iCloud Account 100

View a Contact 102

Edit a Contact 104

Assign a Photo to a Contact 106

Add Extra Fields to a Contact 108

Filter the Contacts List 110

Combine Multiple Profiles for a Contact 112

View Your Calendar 114

Add an Event to Your Calendar 116

Create a Recurring Event 118

Add an Event Reminder 119

Send or Respond to an Event Invitation 120

Customize Your Calendar 122

Chapter 6 Performing Day-to-Day Tasks with Apps Search Your PC 126

Configure the Cortana Voice Assistant 128

Control Your PC with Cortana 130

Configure Skype 132

Call Someone Using Skype 134

Display a Location on a Map 136

Get Directions to a Location 138

Check Your Weather Forecast 140

Check Another City’s Weather Forecast 142

Perform Calculations 144

Record a Voice Memo 146

Set an Alarm 148

Write a Note 150

Chapter 7 Working with Images Import Images from a Digital Camera 154

Scan an Image 156

Navigate the Pictures Folder 158

View Your Images 160

Start a Slide Show 162

Repair an Image 164

Add a Photo Effect 166

Crop an Image 168

Rotate an Image 170

Delete an Image 171

Print an Image 172

Take a Picture with Your PC Camera 174

Chapter 8 Working with Multimedia Import Videos from a Digital Camera 178

Navigate the Videos Folder 180

Watch a Video 182

Edit a Video 184

Make a Movie 188

Play a Music CD 192

Copy Tracks from a Music CD 196

Navigate the Music Folder 198

Play Music 200

Create a Playlist 202

Switch Between Audio Devices 204

Chapter 9 Editing Documents Create and Save a Document 208

Open a Document 210

Change the Text Font 212

Find Text 214

Replace Text 216

Insert Special Symbols 218

Make a Copy of a Document 220

Create a OneNote Notebook 222

Add Pages and Sections to a Notebook 224

Add Text Notes 226

Add an Image to a Notebook Page 228

Work with Notebook Lists 230

Print a Document 232

Chapter 10 Working with Files Select a File 236

Change the File View 238

Preview a File 239

Copy a File 240

Move a File 241

Rename a File 242

Create a New File 243

Delete a File 244

Restore a Deleted File 245

Add a File to Your OneDrive 246

Extract Files from a Compressed Folder 248

Specify a Different Program When Opening a File 250

Chapter 11 Sharing Your Computer Display User Accounts 254

Create a User Account 256

Switch Between Accounts 258

Change Your User Account Picture 260

Change a User’s Password 262

Delete an Account 264

Add a Child to Your PC 266

Set Restrictions on a Child Account 268

Share a Document or Folder 270

View Network Resources 272

Chapter 12 Getting More from a Tablet PC Understanding Gestures 276

Using Gestures to Control Windows 278

Input Text with the Touch Keyboard 280

Configure the Touch Keyboard 282

Configure Your Tablet to Work with a Second Monitor 284

Adjust Screen Brightness 286

Monitor Battery Life 287

Chapter 13 Implementing Security Understanding Windows Security 290

Check for Security Problems 292

Create a Picture Password 294

Sign In with a PIN 298

Set Up a Fingerprint Sign‐In 300

Lock Your Computer 302

Configure Your PC to Lock Automatically 304

Browse the Web Privately 306

Control Your Private Information 308

Clear Your Activity History 310

Chapter 14 Maintaining Windows Check Hard Drive Free Space 314

Delete Unnecessary Files 316

Refresh Your Computer 318

Create a Recovery Drive 320

Keep a History of Your Files 322

Restore a File from Your History 324

Check Your Hard Drive for Errors 326

Check Your Devices for Errors 328

Index 33

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