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Windows 10 Simplified / Edition 1

Windows 10 Simplified / Edition 1

by Paul McFedriesPaul McFedries
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Learn Windows 10 quickly and painlessly with this beginner's guide

Windows 10 Simplified is your absolute beginner's guide to the ins and outs of Windows. Fully updated to cover Windows 10, this highly visual guide covers all the new features in addition to the basics, giving you a one-stop resource for complete Windows 10 mastery. Every page features step-by-step screen shots and plain-English instructions that walk you through everything you need to know, no matter how new you are to Windows. You'll master the basics as you learn how to navigate the user interface, work with files, create user accounts, and practice using the tools that make Windows 10 the most efficient Windows upgrade yet.

This guide gets you up to speed quickly, with step-by-step screen shots that help you follow along with the clear, patient instruction.

  • Shed your beginner status with easy-to-follow instructions
  • Master the basics of the interface, files, and accounts
  • Browse the web, use media features, and send and receive email
  • Customize Windows to look and work the way you want

Learning new computer skills can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Even if you have no Windows experience at all, this visually rich guide demonstrates everything you need to know, starting from the very beginning. If you're ready to become fluent in Windows, Windows 10 Simplified is the easiest, fastest way to learn.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119057154
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Series: Simplified Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 76,740
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

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 Simplified and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8. Readers can find out what Paul is up to by dropping by his Web site,

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

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

Chapter 5 Getting Social with Windows

Create a Contact 94

Add Your Google Account 96

Add Your iCloud Account 98

View a Contact 100

Edit a Contact 102

Assign a Photo to a Contact 104

Add Extra Fields to a Contact 106

Filter the Contacts List 108

Link Multiple Profiles for a Contact 110

View Your Calendar 112

Add an Event to Your Calendar 114

Create a Recurring Event 116

Add an Event Reminder 117

Customize Your Calendar 118

Chapter 6 Performing Day‐to‐Day Tasks with Apps

Search Your PC 122

Configure the Cortana Voice Assistant 124

Display a Location on a Map 126

Get Directions to a Location 128

Check Your Weather Forecast 130

Check Another City’s Weather Forecast 132

Perform Calculations 134

Get the Latest News 136

Track a Stock 138

Follow Your Favorite Teams 140

Find a Recipe 142

Look Up Health Information 144

Set an Alarm 146

Chapter 7 Working with Images

Import Images from a Digital Camera 150

Scan an Image 152

Navigate the Pictures Library 154

View Your Images 156

Start a Slide Show 158

Repair an Image 160

Add a Photo Effect 162

Crop an Image 164

Rotate an Image 166

Delete an Image 167

Print an Image 168

Take a Picture with Your PC Camera 170

Chapter 8 Working with Multimedia

Import Videos from a Digital Camera 174

Navigate the Videos Library 176

Watch a Video 178

Play a Music CD 180

Copy Tracks from a Music CD 184

Navigate the Music Library 186

Play Music 188

Create a Playlist 190

Chapter 9 Editing Documents

Create and Save a Document 194

Open a Document 196

Change the Text Font 198

Find Text 200

Replace Text 202

Insert Special Symbols 204

Make a Copy of a Document 206

Create a OneNote Notebook 208

Add Pages and Sections to a Notebook 210

Add Text Notes 212

Add an Image to a Notebook Page 214

Work with Notebook Lists 216

Print a Document 218

Chapter 10 Working with Files

Select a File 222

Change the File View 224

Preview a File 225

Copy a File 226

Move a File 227

Rename a File 228

Create a New File 229

Delete a File 230

Restore a Deleted File 231

Add a File to Your OneDrive 232

Extract Files from a Compressed Folder 234

Specify a Different Program When Opening a File 236

Chapter 11 Implementing Security

Understanding Windows Security 240

Check for Security Problems 242

Create a Picture Password 244

Set Up a Fingerprint Sign‐In 248

Lock Your Computer 250

Configure Your PC to Lock Automatically 252

Browse the Web Privately 254

Chapter 12 Maintaining Windows

Check Hard Drive Free Space 258

Delete Unnecessary Files 260

Refresh Your Computer 262

Create a Recovery Drive 264

Keep a History of Your Files 266

Restore a File from Your History 268

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