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Teach Yourself Visually Windows 10

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  • Edition: Anniv.
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-08-22
  • Publisher: Visual

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The ultimate visual learner's guide to Windows 10

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 10 Anniversary Update is the quick and easy way to get up and running with Windows 10 and Windows 10 Update. From setting up to shutting down and everything in between, this book guides you through everything you need to know to start working with Windows 10. Learn how to customize Widows 10, pin an app to the Start menu, work with files and digital media, customize the interface, optimize performance, set up email, go online, and so much more. Two-page spreads, detailed instruction, and expert content walk you through more than 150 Windows tasks. Coverage includes the Windows 10 release, along with the newest features of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

This is your visual guide to learning what you can do with Windows 10 and Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

  • Find your way around Windows 10 with full-color screen shots
  • Install programs, set up user accounts, play music and videos, and more
  • Learn basic maintenance that keeps your system running smoothly
  • Set up password protection and troubleshoot basic issues quickly

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, mcfedries.com.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Windows

Explore the PC Screen 4

Explore the Tablet Screen 5

Put Windows to Sleep 6

Restart or Shut Down Windows 7

Connect to Your Wireless Network 8

Switch to a Microsoft Account 10

Install an App 14

Start an App 16

Switch Between Running Apps 18

Update an App 20

Uninstall an App 22

Chapter 2 Customizing Windows

Pin an App to the Start Menu 26

Open the Settings App 28

Change the Lock Screen Background 30

Add an App to the Lock Screen 32

Synchronize Settings Between PCs 34

Access an App’s Features 36

Pin an App to the Taskbar 38

Adjust the Volume 40

Set the Time Zone 41

Configure Windows to Work with Multiple Monitors 42

Customize the Taskbar’s Notification Area 44

Set Up Multiple Desktops 46

Chapter 3 Surfing the Web

Open a Web Page 50

Open a Web Page in a Tab 52

Navigate Web Pages 54

Find Text on a Page 55

Navigate with the History List 56

Change Your Startup Page 58

Save Favorite Web Pages 60

Take Advantage of the Favorites Bar 62

Create Web Notes 64

Search for Sites 66

Download a File 68

Chapter 4 Sending and Receiving Email

Configure an Email Account 72

Send an Email Message 74

Format the Message Text 76

Add a File Attachment 78

Save a Draft of a Message 80

Receive and Read Email Messages 82

Reply to a Message 84

Forward a Message 86

Open and Save an Attachment 88

Delete a Message 90

Create a Folder for Saving Messages 92

Configure Mail Options 94

Chapter 5 Getting Social with Windows

Create a Contact 98

Add Your Google Account 100

Add Your iCloud Account .102

View a Contact 104

Edit a Contact .106

Assign a Photo to a Contact 108

Add Extra Fields to a Contact .110

Filter the Contacts List .112

Link Multiple Profiles for a Contact .114

View Your Calendar 116

Add an Event to Your Calendar .118

Create a Recurring Event .120

Add an Event Reminder .121

Send or Respond to an Event Invitation 122

Customize Your Calendar .124

Chapter 6 Performing DaytoDay Tasks with Apps

Search Your PC 128

Configure the Cortana Voice Assistant .130

Get More Out of Cortana .132

Configure Skype Video 134

Call Someone Using Skype Video 136

Display a Location on a Map 138

Get Directions to a Location 140

Check Your Weather Forecast .142

Check Another City’s Weather Forecast 144

Perform Calculations 146

Get the Latest News .148

Track a Stock 150

Follow Your Favorite Teams .152

Record a Voice Message 154

Create a Sway 156

Set an Alarm .158

Write a Note .160

Chapter 7 Working with Images

Import Images from a Digital Camera 164

Scan an Image 166

Navigate the Pictures Library .168

View Your Images 170

Start a Slide Show 172

Repair an Image 174

Add a Photo Effect .176

Crop an Image .178

Rotate an Image 180

Delete an Image 181

Print an Image 182

Take a Picture with Your PC Camera 184

Chapter 8 Working with Multimedia

Import Videos from a Digital Camera .188

Navigate the Videos Library .190

Watch a Video .192

Play a Music CD .194

Copy Tracks from a Music CD 198

Navigate the Music Library 200

Play Music 202

Create a Playlist 204

Switch Between PC Speakers and Headphones 206

Chapter 9 Editing Documents

Create and Save a Document 210

Open a Document 212

Change the Text Font .214

Find Text 216

Replace Text .218

Insert Special Symbols 220

Make a Copy of a Document .222

Create a OneNote Notebook .224

Add Pages and Sections to a Notebook 226

Add Text Notes 228

Add an Image to a Notebook Page 230

Work with Notebook Lists 232

Print a Document .234

Chapter 10 Working with Files

Select a File 238

Change the File View 240

Preview a File 241

Copy a File 242

Move a File .243

Rename a File .244

Create a New File .245

Delete a File .246

Restore a Deleted File .247

Add a File to Your OneDrive .248

Extract Files from a Compressed Folder 250

Specify a Different Program When Opening a File 252

Chapter 11 Sharing Your Computer

Display User Accounts 256

Create a User Account 258

Switch Between Accounts .260

Change Your User Account Picture 262

Change a User’s Password 264

Delete an Account .266

Create a Homegroup .268

Join a Homegroup .270

Share a Document or Folder .272

View Network Resources 274

Chapter 12 Getting More from a Tablet PC

Understanding Gestures 278

Using Gestures to Control Windows .280

Input Text with the Touch Keyboard .282

Configure the Touch Keyboard .284

Configure Your Tablet to Work with a

Second Monitor 286

Adjust Screen Brightness 288

Monitor Battery Life .289

Chapter 13 Implementing Security

Understanding Windows Security 292

Check for Security Problems .294

Create a Picture Password .296

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

Reset Your Computer to Preserve Privacy .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


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