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Windows 8.1 continues the evolution of the most radical redesign in Microsoft’s history. It combines the familiar Windows desktop with a new, touchscreen-friendly world of tiles and full-screen apps. Luckily, David Pogue is back to help you make sense of it—with humor, authority, and 500 illustrations.

Table of Contents

  1. Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual
  2. A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
  3. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Author
    2. About the Creative Team
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. The Missing Manual Series
      1. For Windows
      2. For the Mac
      3. Electronics
      4. Web Technologies
      5. Life
  4. Introduction
    1. What’s New in Windows 8
    2. What’s New in Windows 8.1
    3. The Editions of Windows 8.1—and Windows RT
    4. About This Book
      1. System Requirements for Your Brain
      2. About the Outline
      3. About→These→Arrows
    5. The Very Basics
      1. Windows Defined
      2. The Right Mouse Button is King
      3. There’s More Than One Way to Do Everything
      4. You Can Use the Keyboard for Everything
      5. The Start Screen is Fastest
      6. About Shift-Clicking
      7. You Could Spend a Lifetime Changing Properties
      8. Every Piece of Hardware Requires Software
      9. It’s Not Meant to Be Overwhelming
      10. About MissingManuals.com
  5. One. TileWorld
    1. 1. The Start Screen
      1. The Lock Screen
      2. The Accounts Screen
      3. The Login Screen
      4. The Start Screen
        1. It Displays Both Kinds of Apps
        2. It Scrolls Horizontally
        3. It’s a Launcher
        4. The Apps List
        5. Type-Searching
        6. Returning to the Start Screen
      5. Corners and Swipes
        1. The Charms Bar
        2. Last Open Program
        3. The App Bar
      6. Shutting Down
        1. The Sleep/Shut Down/Restart Commands
          1. Sleep
          2. Restart
          3. Shut down
        2. The Account Menu
          1. Sign out
          2. Switch user
          3. Lock
        3. Three Triggers for Sleep/Shut Down—and How to Change Them
    2. 2. Customizing the Lock, Login & Start Screens
      1. Adding or Removing App Tiles
        1. Adding App Tiles to the Start Screen
          1. Pinning from the Apps list
          2. Pinning from search
          3. Pinning desktop icons
        2. Unpinning Tiles
        3. Moving Tiles Around
      2. Grouping Tiles
        1. Naming Groups
        2. Creating a New Group
        3. Moving Groups
      3. More Ways to Tweak the Start Screen
        1. Change the Background Picture and Color Scheme
        2. Use the Desktop Wallpaper on the Start Screen
        3. Resizing Individual Tiles
        4. The Silence of the Tiles
        5. Administrative Tools
      4. Notifications
        1. The Silence of the Toast
          1. Silence right now
          2. Silence every night
          3. Silence for good
        2. Customizing Apps’ Notifications
      5. Customizing the Lock Screen
        1. Getting to the Lock Screen Settings
        2. Lock Screen Wallpaper
        3. Lock Screen Slideshows
        4. Lock Screen Apps
        5. Detailed Status
        6. Camera
        7. Eliminating the Lock Screen
      6. Customizing the Login Process
        1. Creating a Picture Password
        2. The Four-Digit Passcode
        3. The Fingerprint Password
        4. Eliminating the Password Requirement
          1. No password required when waking
          2. No password required, ever
    3. 3. How TileWorld Works
      1. The Windows Store
        1. Navigating the Store
        2. Automatic Updates
      2. Working with TileWorld Apps
        1. Hide, Close, or Restart a TileWorld App
        2. Side-by-Side Apps
      3. Uninstalling a TileWorld App
      4. The Two Task Switchers
        1. The Traditional Task Switcher (Shows All Apps)
        2. The New Task Switcher (TileWorld Apps Only)
      5. The Onscreen Keyboard
      6. Handwriting Recognition
        1. Handwriting Anywhere
        2. Training Windows to Know Your Handwriting
          1. Fixing mistakes
      7. The File Picker
        1. Navigating the File Picker
        2. Choosing Files
          1. Previewing a file
      8. Search
        1. Starting the Search
        2. Search as App Launcher
        3. The Search Results Page
        4. Limiting Your Search
        5. Searching Within Apps
      9. Text: Selecting, Copying, Pasting
        1. With Mouse and Keyboard
        2. With Your Finger
      10. The TileWorld Spelling Checker
      11. Help in TileWorld
      12. The TileWorld Apps Missing Manual
    4. 4. TileWorld’s Starter Apps
      1. Alarms
        1. Alarm Tab
        2. Timer
        3. Stopwatch
      2. Calculator
      3. Calendar
        1. Working with Views
        2. Making an Appointment: Quick Way
        3. Making an Appointment: Detailed Way
        4. Editing Events
        5. Rescheduling Events
        6. Deleting Events
        7. Subscribing to Calendars (Accounts)
        8. Hiding Accounts
      4. Camera
        1. The Camera Roll
      5. Desktop
      6. Finance
      7. Food & Drink
      8. Games
      9. Health & Fitness
      10. Help + Tips
      11. Internet Explorer
        1. The Address Bar
        2. Searching the Web
        3. Scrolling
        4. Touchscreen Zooming
        5. Tabbed Browsing
          1. Synchronized tabbing
        6. Two Windows at Once
        7. Stop, Reload
        8. Back, Forward
        9. Flip Ahead
        10. Sharing
        11. Bookmarks (Favorites)
          1. Creating a favorite
          2. Using favorites
          3. Editing favorites
        12. Pin to Start
        13. The History List
        14. Erasing Your History, Cookies, and Other Tracks
        15. Saving Graphics
        16. How the Two IEs Are Connected
      12. Mail
        1. The POP-Account Problem
        2. Set Up Your Account
        3. Editing or Deleting an Account
        4. Downloading Mail
        5. A Mail Tour
        6. What to Do with a Message
        7. Filing or Deleting Batches of Messages
        8. Message Folders
          1. Managing folders
          2. Pin to Start
          3. Moving messages
        9. Searching
        10. Writing Messages
        11. Favorites
      13. Maps
        1. Meet Maps
        2. Searching the Maps
        3. Directions
        4. Favorites
      14. Music
        1. The Three Faces of Music
        2. Collection
          1. Drilling down
        3. Radio
        4. Explore
        5. Now Playing
        6. Playlists
          1. Creating playlists
          2. Editing, rearranging, and deleting playlists
        7. Settings
      15. News
      16. PC Settings
      17. People
        1. Importing Addresses from Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, and So On
          1. Creating address cards manually
          2. Editing an address
          3. Adding pictures
        2. Favorites and Start Screen Tiles
          1. Designating favorites
          2. Pinning someone to Start
        3. Finding Someone
        4. The Person Screen
          1. Contact
          2. What’s new
          3. Photos
        5. Hiding an Account (Filtering)
        6. Sharing a Contact
        7. Posting
      18. Photos
        1. Navigating Photos
        2. Your Pictures Folder
        3. Slurping in Photos from a Camera
        4. Playing with Photos
        5. Zooming In, Zooming Out
        6. Rotate and Crop
          1. Rotate
          2. Crop
        7. Editing Photos: The Mini Photoshop
          1. Auto fix
          2. Basic fixes
          3. Light
          4. Color
          5. Effects
          6. Saving the editing
        8. Slapping a Photo onto the Lock Screen or Photos Tile
        9. Selecting and Sharing Photos
          1. Selecting photos
          2. Sharing selected photos
        10. SkyDrive Options
        11. Printing Pictures
      19. Reader
      20. Reading List
        1. Flag a Story
        2. Read a Saved Story
      21. Scan
      22. SkyDrive
        1. Navigating the SkyDrive
        2. Uploading to the SkyDrive
        3. Offline Files
        4. The App Bar
        5. Sharing a File
      23. Skype
        1. Phase 1: Sign In
        2. Phase 2: Add Contacts
        3. Phase 3: Make a Call
      24. Sound Recorder
      25. Sports
      26. Store
      27. Travel
      28. Video
      29. Weather
    5. 5. TileWorld Settings
      1. The Six Charms-Panel Settings
      2. Personalize
      3. PC and Devices
        1. Lock Screen
        2. Display
        3. Bluetooth
        4. Devices
        5. Mouse and Touchpad
        6. Typing
        7. Corners and Edges
        8. Power and Sleep
        9. AutoPlay
        10. PC Info
      4. Accounts
      5. SkyDrive
      6. Search and Apps
        1. Share
        2. Notifications
        3. App Sizes
        4. Defaults
      7. Privacy
      8. Network
      9. Time and Language
        1. Date and Time
        2. Region and Language
      10. Ease of Access
        1. Narrator, Magnifier
        2. High Contrast
        3. Keyboard
        4. Mouse
        5. Other Options
      11. Update and Recovery
        1. Windows Update
        2. File History
        3. Recovery
  6. Two. The Windows Desktop
    1. 6. File Explorer, Folders & the Taskbar
      1. The Windows Desktop
      2. Return of the Start Menu
        1. The Start Button
        2. The Secret Start Menu
        3. Restoring the Real Start Menu
      3. The Complete Guide to Ignoring TileWorld
      4. Desktop Windows: File Explorer
      5. Universal Window Controls
        1. Sizing, Moving, and Closing Windows
          1. Maximized
          2. Minimized
          3. Restored
        2. Moving a Window
        3. Closing a Window
        4. Layering Windows
      6. Window Tricks
        1. The Show Desktop Button
      7. The Ribbon
        1. File Tab
        2. Home Tab
        3. Share Tab
        4. View Tab
        5. Library Tools/Manage Tab
        6. Music Tools/Play Tab
        7. Picture Tools/Manage Tab
        8. Tabucopia
      8. Explorer Window Controls
        1. Address Bar
          1. Components of the address bar
          2. What to type into the address bar
      9. Optional Window Panes
        1. Preview Pane
        2. Details Pane
        3. Navigation Pane
          1. Favorite Links list
          2. Libraries
          3. Homegroup
          4. This PC
          5. Network
          6. Flippy triangles
      10. Libraries
        1. Working with Library Contents
        2. Adding a Folder to an Existing Library
          1. The fine print
        3. Removing a Folder from a Library
        4. Creating a New Library
      11. Tags, Metadata, and Properties
        1. Properties
      12. Icon and List Views
        1. Immortalizing Your Tweaks
      13. Sorting, Grouping, and Filtering
        1. Sorting Files
          1. Sorting in Details view
          2. Sorting using the shortcut menu
        2. Grouping
        3. Filtering
        4. Searching in an Explorer Window
      14. The “Folder Options” Options
        1. General Tab
        2. View Tab
      15. Taskbar 2.0
        1. Taskbar as App Switcher
        2. Handy Window Miniatures
        3. Full-Size Peeking
        4. Button Groups
        5. The Taskbar as App Launcher
      16. Jump Lists
        1. Pinning
        2. Deleting One Item
        3. Jump List Caveats
        4. Jump List Settings
        5. The Notification Area (System Tray)
          1. Revealing the hidden status icons
          2. Reinstating the hidden icons
          3. Revealing all system-tray icons
      17. Three Ways to Get the Taskbar Out of Your Hair
        1. Auto-Hiding the Taskbar
        2. Changing the Taskbar’s Size
        3. Moving the Taskbar to the Sides of the Screen
      18. Taskbar Toolbars
        1. Address Toolbar
        2. Links Toolbar
        3. Touch Keyboard
        4. Desktop Toolbar
        5. Redesigning Your Toolbars
        6. Build Your Own Toolbars
      19. The Run Command
        1. Open a Program
        2. Open Any Program or Document
        3. Open a Drive Window
        4. Open a Folder Window
        5. Connect to a Web Page
    2. 7. Searching & Organizing Your Files
      1. Desktop Search
        1. Results-Listing Tips
      2. The Search Index
      3. Where Windows Looks
        1. Adding New Places to the Index
      4. Customizing Search
        1. Folder Options
        2. Indexing Options
          1. Index Settings Tab
          2. File Types Tab
      5. Saved Searches
      6. The Folders of Windows 8.1
        1. What’s in the Local Disk (C:) Window
          1. PerfLogs
          2. Program Files
          3. Program Files (x86)
          4. Users
          5. Windows
        2. Your Personal Folder
      7. Selecting Icons
        1. Use the Mouse
        2. Use the Keyboard
        3. Checkbox Selection
        4. Eliminating Double-Clicks
      8. Life with Icons
        1. Renaming Your Icons
        2. Icon Properties
          1. This PC (System Properties)
          2. Disks
          3. Data files
          4. Folders
          5. Program files
        3. Changing Your Icons’ Icons
          1. Standard Windows icons
          2. Folder or shortcut icons
      9. Copying and Moving Folders and Files
        1. Copying by Dragging Icons
          1. The right-mouse-button trick
          2. Dragging icons into the Navigation pane
        2. Copying or Moving Files with the Ribbon
        3. Copying with Copy and Paste
      10. The Recycle Bin
        1. Making the Recycle Bin Less Naggy
        2. Restoring Deleted Files and Folders
        3. Emptying the Recycle Bin
          1. Auto-emptying the Recycle Bin
      11. Shortcut Icons
        1. Creating and Deleting Shortcuts
        2. Unveiling a Shortcut’s True Identity
        3. Shortcut Keyboard Triggers
      12. Compressing Files and Folders
        1. NTFS Compression
          1. Compressing files, folders, or disks
        2. Zipped Folders
          1. Creating zipped folders
          2. Working with zipped folders
      13. Burning CDs and DVDs from the Desktop
        1. A Tale of Two Formats
        2. Burning, Step by Step
          1. The final steps: Mastered (ISO) format
          2. The final steps: Live File System (UDF) format
        3. Final Notes
      14. ISO Disk Images
    3. 8. Redesigning Your Desktop World
      1. Turning Off the New Look
        1. Turning Off Window Snapping and Shaking
        2. Turning Off the Inch-Tall Taskbar
        3. Turning Off All Those Glitzy Animations
        4. Bringing Back the Start Menu
      2. A Gallery of Themes
        1. Basic and High-Contrast Themes
      3. Desktop Background (Wallpaper)
        1. Auto–Picture Changing
        2. Making the Pictures Fit
        3. Other Ways to Choose Desktop Photos
      4. Color
      5. Sounds
      6. Screen Savers
        1. Choosing a Screen Saver
      7. Desktop Icons
      8. Mouse Makeover
        1. Pointer Options
      9. Preserving Your Tweaks for Posterity
      10. Monitor Settings
        1. Four Ways to Enlarge the Screen
          1. Change the resolution
          2. Enlarge just the type and graphics
          3. Enlarge specific window elements
          4. The Magnifier
        2. Colors
      11. Multiple Monitors
        1. Quick and Simple: The Charms Bar
        2. Flexibility and Options: The Screen Resolution Panel
        3. Advanced Settings
        4. Life with Eight Corners
        5. Taskbar Complications
    4. 9. Help at the Desktop
      1. Navigating the Help System
        1. Search the Help Pages
        2. Drilling Down
      2. Remote Assistance
        1. Remote Assistance: Rest Assured
        2. Starting Up Remote Assistance: If You’re Both on Windows 7 or 8
          1. Instructions for the novice
          2. Instructions for the expert
        3. Starting Up Remote Assistance: If You’re Not Both on Windows 7 or 8
          1. Instructions for the novice
          2. Instructions for the expert
        4. Once You’re Connected
      3. Getting Help from Microsoft
        1. Microsoft Customer Support
    5. 10. Programs & Documents
      1. Opening Desktop Programs
      2. Exiting Desktop Programs
      3. When Programs Die: The Task Manager
        1. Heat Map
        2. The Other Tabs
      4. Saving Documents
        1. The Save Dialog Box
        2. Saving into Your Documents Folder
        3. Saving into Other Folders
        4. Navigating the List by Keyboard
        5. The File Format Drop-Down Menu
      5. Closing Documents
      6. The Open Dialog Box
      7. Moving Data Between Documents
        1. Cut, Copy, and Paste
        2. Drag and Drop
        3. Export/Import
      8. Speech Recognition
        1. Take the Tutorial
        2. Controlling Windows Speech Recognition
        3. Controlling Windows and Its Programs
          1. Show numbers
        4. Controlling Dictation
          1. Correcting errors
          2. More commands
          3. Speech recognition tips
      9. Filename Extensions and File Associations
        1. Displaying Filename Extensions
        2. Hooking Up an Unknown File Type
        3. Hooking Up a File Extension to a Different Program
          1. Method 1: Start with the document
          2. Method 2: Start with the program
          3. Method 3: Start with the file type
      10. Installing Desktop Software
        1. The Preinstallation Checklist
        2. Installing Software from a Disc
        3. Installing Downloaded Software
        4. Installing Windows Components
      11. Uninstalling Software
        1. When Uninstalling Goes Wrong
      12. Program Compatibility Modes
        1. Warning When You Upgrade to Windows 8
        2. Warning Right When You Install an Older App
        3. Compatibility Mode
          1. Compatibility mode: The wizardy way
          2. Compatibility mode: The manual way
    6. 11. The Desktop’s Starter Programs
      1. Windows Essentials
      2. Calculator
      3. Character Map
      4. Command Prompt
      5. Computer
      6. Control Panel
      7. Default Programs
      8. File Explorer
      9. Help and Support
      10. Magnifier
      11. Math Input Panel
      12. Narrator
        1. Touchscreen Basics
        2. Keyboard Basics
        3. Settings
          1. General tab
          2. Voice tab
          3. Commands tab
      13. Notepad
        1. Notepad Basics
        2. About Word Wrap
      14. Onscreen Keyboard
      15. Paint
      16. Remote Desktop Connection
      17. Run
      18. Snipping Tool
      19. Sound Recorder
        1. Recording a New Sound
        2. What to Do with Sounds
      20. Steps Recorder
      21. Sticky Notes
        1. Creating Notes
        2. Formatting Notes
        3. Deleting Notes
      22. Task Manager
      23. Windows Defender
      24. Windows Easy Transfer
      25. Windows Easy Transfer Reports
      26. Windows Fax and Scan
      27. Windows Journal
        1. Handwriting
        2. Sketches
        3. Exporting
      28. Windows Live Mail
      29. Windows Live Messenger
      30. Windows Live Writer
      31. Windows Media Player
      32. Windows PowerShell
      33. Windows Speech Recognition
      34. WordPad
        1. Using WordPad
      35. XPS Viewer
    7. 12. The Control Panel
      1. Many Roads to Control Panel
        1. Opening the Control Panel Itself
        2. Category View
        3. Classic View
        4. Control Panel via Search
      2. The Control Panel, Applet by Applet
        1. Action Center
        2. Add Features to Windows 8.1
        3. Administrative Tools
        4. AutoPlay
        5. BitLocker Drive Encryption
        6. Color Management
        7. Credential Manager
        8. Date and Time
        9. Default Programs
        10. Device Manager
        11. Devices and Printers
        12. Display
        13. Ease of Access Center
        14. Family Safety
        15. File History
        16. Folder Options
        17. Fonts
        18. Homegroup
        19. Indexing Options
        20. Internet Options
        21. Keyboard
        22. Language
        23. Location Settings
        24. Mouse
          1. Buttons tab
          2. Pointers tab
          3. Pointers Options tab
          4. Wheel tab
          5. Hardware tab
        25. Network and Sharing Center
        26. Notification Area Icons
        27. Performance Information and Tools
        28. Personalization
        29. Phone and Modem
        30. Power Options
          1. Creating your own plan
        31. Programs and Features
        32. Recovery
        33. Region
          1. Formats tab
          2. Location tab
          3. Administrative
        34. RemoteApp and Desktop Connections
        35. Sound
          1. Playback and Recording tabs
          2. Sounds tab
          3. Communications tab
        36. Speech Recognition
        37. Storage Spaces
        38. Sync Center
        39. System
        40. Taskbar
        41. Troubleshooting
        42. User Accounts
        43. Windows 7 File Recovery
        44. Windows Defender
        45. Windows Firewall
        46. Windows Mobility Center
        47. Windows Update
  7. Three. Windows Online
    1. 13. Hooking Up to the Internet
      1. Connecting to a WiFi Network
        1. When You Can’t Get On
        2. Commercial Hotspots
        3. Memorized Hotspots
      2. Wired Connections
        1. Automatic Configuration
        2. Manual Configuration
      3. Tethering and Cellular Modems
      4. Dial-Up Connections
      5. Connection Management
    2. 14. Security & Privacy
      1. Windows Defender
        1. Real-Time Protection
        2. On-Demand Scanning
        3. When Defender Strikes
      2. Action Center
      3. Windows Firewall
        1. How It Works
        2. Firewall Settings
        3. Punching Through the Firewall
        4. Advanced Firewall
      4. Windows SmartScreen
        1. Phine-Tuning the Philter
        2. SmartScreen Web Settings
        3. SmartScreen App Settings
      5. Privacy and Cookies
        1. The Terminology of Cookies
        2. Cookie Options
      6. History: Erasing Your Tracks
      7. The Pop-Up Blocker
        1. Overriding the Pop-Up Block
      8. InPrivate Browsing
      9. Internet Security Zones
        1. Security Levels
        2. Classifying Sites by Hand
      10. Do Not Track
      11. Hotspot Security
      12. Protect Your Home Wireless Network
      13. Family Safety (Parental Controls)
        1. Turn on Family Safety
        2. Turning on Restrictions
        3. Turning on Restrictions
        4. Web Filtering
        5. Time Limits
        6. Windows Store and Game Restrictions
        7. Adjusting Family Settings on the Web
    3. 15. Internet Explorer 11
      1. IE11 Desktop: The Grand Tour
        1. A Note about the Menu Bar
        2. Links and Underlines
      2. The Address/Search Bar
        1. Searching the Web
        2. Adding Google
        3. Entering an Address
          1. Topside doodads
        4. Window Controls
      3. Tabbed Browsing
        1. Shortcut-O-Rama
        2. Tab Settings
        3. Quick Tabs (Thumbnails)
      4. Favorites (Bookmarks)
        1. The Favorites Toolbar
      5. History List
      6. RSS: The Missing Manual
        1. Viewing an RSS Feed
      7. Tips for Better Surfing
        1. Full-Screen Browsing
        2. Picking a Home Page
        3. Bigger Text, Smaller Text
        4. Zooming In and Out
        5. Online Photos
        6. Saving Pages
        7. Sending Pages
        8. Accelerators
          1. How to use an accelerator
          2. Turning off accelerators
          3. Adding more accelerators
        9. Printing Pages
        10. Turn Off Animations
        11. Internet Options
      8. The Keyboard Shortcut Master List
    4. 16. Windows Live Mail
      1. Setting Up Windows Live Mail
      2. Checking Email
        1. Mail Folders in Windows Live Mail
      3. Composing and Sending Messages
        1. Inserting Links, Lines, or Smileys
        2. Attaching Files or Photos
      4. Reading Email
        1. When Pictures are Part of the Message
      5. Quick Views, Custom Views (Filters)
        1. Quick Views
        2. Custom Views
      6. How to Process a Message
        1. Deleting Messages
        2. Replying to Messages
        3. Forwarding Messages
        4. Printing Messages
        5. Filing Messages
        6. Flagging Messages
        7. Opening Attachments
        8. Message Rules
          1. Setting up message rules
          2. Two sneaky message-rules tricks
      7. Junk Email
        1. Junk E-Mail Safety Options
        2. When the Junk Filter Goes Wrong
      8. The World of Mail Settings
        1. General Tab
        2. Read Tab
        3. Receipts Tab
        4. Send Tab
        5. Compose Tab
        6. Signatures Tab
        7. Spelling Tab
        8. Connection Tab
        9. Advanced Tab
      9. The Contacts List
      10. Mail’s Calendar
        1. Working with Views
        2. Making an Appointment
        3. What to Do with an Appointment
          1. Editing events
          2. Lengthening or shortening events
          3. Rescheduling events
          4. Printing events
          5. Deleting events
        4. The “Calendar” Category Concept
        5. Syncing Calendars with Windows Live
        6. Publishing Calendars
      11. RSS Feeds
      12. Newsgroups
        1. Subscribing to a Newsgroup
        2. Reading Messages
        3. Replying, Composing, and Forwarding Messages
  8. Four. Pictures & Music
    1. 17. Windows Photo Gallery
      1. Photo Gallery: The Application
      2. Getting Pictures into Photo Gallery
        1. Photos from a Digital Camera
        2. Photos from a USB Card Reader
        3. The File Format Factor
          1. Movies
          2. RAW files
      3. The Post-Dump Slideshow
        1. Slideshow themes
          1. Slideshow themes
          2. Sharing a slideshow
      4. The Digital Shoebox
        1. The Bigger Picture
        2. The Navigation Tree
        3. Working with Your Photos
        4. Category Groupings
        5. Selecting Photos
        6. Deleting Photos
        7. Duplicating a Photo
        8. The Info Pane
          1. Titles
          2. Dates
          3. Ratings, flags
      5. People, Tags, Geotags, Captions, Ratings, and Flags
        1. People Tags
          1. Tagging one person at a time
          2. Batch tagging
          3. Using people tags
        2. Descriptive Tags
          1. Applying tags
          2. Editing or removing tags
          3. Using tags
        3. Geotags
        4. Captions
        5. Ratings
        6. Flags
      6. Searching for Photos
      7. Editing Your Shots
        1. Ways to Zoom
        2. Ten Levels of Undo
        3. Rotate
        4. Auto Adjust
        5. Cropping
        6. Red-Eye
        7. Retouch
        8. Straighten
        9. Noise Reduction
        10. Automatic Color and Exposure Adjustments
        11. Manual Adjustments
          1. Exposure
          2. Color balance
          3. Straighten photo, Adjust detail
        12. Reverting to the Original
      8. Finding Your Audience
        1. Make Prints
        2. Panorama
        3. Auto Collage
        4. Photo Fuse
        5. Slideshows
        6. Email
        7. Blog Post
        8. Movie
        9. Publish to Facebook, YouTube…
        10. Burn to a Disc
        11. Build a Photo Screen Saver
    2. 18. Windows Media Player
      1. The Lay of the Land
      2. Importing Music Files
      3. Music Playback
        1. Fun with Media Player
        2. Playing Music CDs
        3. Ripping CDs to Your Hard Drive
      4. Playlists
      5. Burning Your Own CDs
        1. Copying to a Portable Player or Windows Phone
          1. Automatic sync
          2. Manual sync
      6. Sharing Music on the Network
        1. Browse One Another’s Collections—HomeGroup Method
        2. Browse One Another’s Collections—Manual Method
        3. Play To
        4. Play over the Internet
      7. Pictures and Videos
  9. Five. Hardware & Peripherals
    1. 19. Printing, Fonts & Faxing
      1. Installing a Printer
        1. USB Printers
        2. Network Printers
        3. Ancient Printers
        4. The Devices and Printers Window
      2. Printing
        1. Printing from TileWorld Apps
        2. Printing from Desktop Programs
        3. Printing from the Desktop
      3. Controlling Printouts
      4. Fancy Printer Tricks
        1. Sharing a Printer
        2. Limiting Hours of Access
        3. Add a Separator Page
      5. Printer Troubleshooting
      6. Fonts
        1. Managing Your Fonts
      7. Faxing
        1. Sending a Fax from Any Program
        2. Faxing Using Windows Fax and Scan
        3. Receiving Faxes
      8. Scanning Documents
    2. 20. Hardware & Drivers
      1. External Gadgets
        1. USB Jacks
        2. Other Jacks
        3. Connecting New Gadgets
      2. Device Stage
      3. Installing Cards in Expansion Slots
      4. Troubleshooting Newly Installed Gear
      5. Driver Signing
      6. The Device Manager
        1. The Curse of the Yellow ! Badge
          1. Duplicate devices
          2. Resolving resource conflicts
        2. Turning Components Off
        3. Updating Drivers
        4. Roll Back Driver
  10. Six. PC Health
    1. 21. Maintenance, Speed Tweaks & Troubleshooting
      1. The Action Center
      2. Disk Cleanup
      3. Disk Defragmenter
        1. Defragging Settings
      4. Hard Drive Checkups
        1. The Three Action-Center Messages
        2. Manual Checks
      5. Disk Management
        1. Change a Drive Letter
        2. Partition a New Drive
          1. Creating a partition
        3. Turn a Drive into a Folder
      6. Task Scheduler
        1. Adding a Task
        2. Editing Scheduled Tasks
      7. Three Speed Tricks
        1. SuperFetch
        2. ReadyBoost
        3. Shutting Off Bells and Whistles
      8. Windows Update
        1. Installing Updates
          1. Windows Update, Desktop Edition
          2. Windows Update, TileWorld Edition
        2. Windows Update Settings
        3. Beyond the Basics
        4. Removing Updates
      9. Reset and Refresh
        1. Refreshing Your PC
        2. Resetting Your PC
      10. Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
      11. Troubleshooting Tools
        1. Automatic Error Reporting
        2. Automatic Solution Reporting
        3. The Diary of Windows Crashes
        4. Reliability Monitor
      12. Startup Items Revealed
    2. 22. Backups & File History
      1. System Images
        1. Make the Image
        2. Restore the Image
      2. System Restore
        1. About Restore Points
        2. The System Protection Dialog Box
        3. Creating a Manual Restore Point
        4. Performing a System Restore
        5. Turning System Restore Off
      3. File History
        1. Set Up File History
        2. Recovering Files
          1. Browsing for the file
          2. Ribbon rewinding
          3. Searching for the file
      4. The USB Recovery Drive
    3. 23. The Disk Chapter
      1. Storage Spaces
      2. Dynamic Disks
      3. Compressing Files and Folders
        1. NTFS Compression
          1. Compressing files, folders, or disks
        2. Zipped Folders
          1. Creating zipped folders
          2. Working with zipped folders
      4. Encrypting Files and Folders
        1. Using EFS
        2. EFS Rules
      5. BitLocker Drive Encryption
        1. BitLocker for a Hard Drive
        2. BitLocker to Go
        3. BitLocker Options
  11. Seven. The Windows Network
    1. 24. Accounts (and Logging On)
      1. Local Accounts vs. Microsoft Accounts
      2. Accounts Central
        1. The Types of Accounts
          1. Administrator accounts
          2. Standard accounts
          3. Child accounts
      3. Adding an Account
      4. Editing an Account
        1. Changing the Account Type
        2. Changing Picture, Password, or Microsoft Account
        3. Settings You Change Online
        4. Settings You Change in Control Panel
      5. The Forgotten Password Disk
      6. Deleting User Accounts
      7. Disabling Accounts
      8. The Guest Account
      9. Authenticate Yourself: User Account Control
      10. Local Users and Groups
        1. Opening the Console
        2. Creating a New Account
        3. Groups
          1. Creating a group
          2. Built-in groups
          3. Modifying users and groups
      11. Fast User Switching
      12. Logging On
        1. You Get the Accounts Screen
        2. You Zoom Straight to the Desktop
        3. You Get the “Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to Begin” Message
      13. Profiles
        1. The Public Profile
          1. Whose software is it, anyway?
        2. The Default User Profile
        3. NTFS Permissions: Protecting Your Stuff
        4. Setting Up NTFS Permissions
          1. Step 1: Specify the person
          2. Step 2: Specify the permissions
        5. Groups and Permissions
        6. When Permissions Collide
    2. 25. Setting Up a Small Network
      1. Kinds of Networks
        1. Ethernet
          1. Network hookups
        2. Wireless Networks (WiFi or 802.11)
        3. Other Kinds of Networks
          1. Phone line networks
          2. Power outlet networks
      2. Sharing an Internet Connection
        1. Get a Broadband Router
        2. Use Internet Connection Sharing
          1. Set up the sharing PC
          2. Set up the other PCs
      3. Managing Your Network
        1. The Charms Bar
      4. The Network and Sharing Center
        1. Change adapter settings
          1. Change adapter settings
          2. Change advanced sharing settings
        2. Links in the Main Window
          1. Set up a new connection or network
          2. Troubleshoot problems
    3. 26. Corporate Networks
      1. The Domain
        1. The Domain Concept
        2. Active Directory
        3. Domain Security
      2. Four Ways Life Is Different on a Domain
        1. Logging On
        2. Browsing the Domain
        3. Searching the Domain
          1. Custom Searches
        4. Assigning Permissions to Domain Members
    4. 27. Sharing Files on the Network
      1. Three Ways to Share Files
      2. HomeGroups
        1. Creating a HomeGroup in TileWorld
        2. Creating a HomeGroup at the Desktop
        3. How to Use Your HomeGroup
        4. How to Share More Files and Folders
        5. Leaving a HomeGroup
        6. Editing the Shared HomeGroup Libraries
      3. Sharing the Public Folders
      4. Sharing Any Folder
        1. Advanced Folder Sharing—and Disk Sharing
        2. Notes on File Sharing
        3. Hiding Folders
      5. Accessing Shared Folders
        1. Extra Credit: Universal Naming Convention (UNC)
      6. Mapping Shares to Drive Letters
      7. Sharing a DVD Drive
        1. On the PC with the Drive
        2. On the Tablet or Thin Laptop
    5. 28. The Road Warrior’s Handbook
      1. Windows Mobility Center
      2. Offline Files and Sync Center
        1. Turn on the Feature
        2. Preparing to Leave the Network
        3. Working Offline
        4. Reconnecting to the Network
        5. The Sync Center
      3. Windows to Go
      4. Dialing In from the Road
      5. Virtual Private Networking
        1. Setting Up Your Laptop
        2. Connecting to the VPN
        3. Changing Your VPN Settings
      6. Remote Desktop
        1. Setting Up the Host Machine
        2. Making the Connection
        3. Keyboard Shortcuts for the Hopelessly Confused
        4. Disconnecting
        5. Fine-Tuning Remote Desktop Connections
  12. Eight. Appendixes
    1. A. Installing Windows 8.1
      1. Before You Begin
        1. Hardware Requirements
        2. The Upgrade Assistant
        3. What You Have to Lose
        4. Decision 1: DVD or Download
        5. Decision 2: Upgrade or System Builder
        6. Decision 3: Directly or from External Disk
        7. Decision 4: Upgrade vs. Clean Install
        8. Decision 5: Dual Booting or Not
      2. Installing Windows 8.1
        1. Preparing for the Installation
        2. The Upgrade Installation
          1. Phase 1: Run the installer
          2. Phase 2: Establish settings
          3. Phase 3: Create your account
          4. Phase 4: Set up SkyDrive
          5. Phase 5: A soft landing
        3. Performing a Clean Install (or Dual-Boot Install)
      3. Jobs Number 1, 2, 3…
      4. Windows Easy Transfer
        1. Phase 1: Backing Up the Files
        2. Phase 2: Restoring the Files
      5. Upgrading from Windows 8
    2. B. Fun with the Registry
      1. Meet Regedit
        1. The Big Five Categories
        2. Keys and Values
        3. Backing Up Key Values
      2. Regedit Examples
        1. Encrypt/Decrypt from the Shortcut Menu
        2. A Really, Really Clean Desktop
        3. Slow Down the Animations
    3. C. Where’d It Go?
    4. D. Master List of Gestures & Keyboard Shortcuts
      1. TileWorld gestures
        1. TileWorld gestures
          1. TileWorld gestures
          2. TileWorld keystrokes
          3. TileWorld mouse shortcuts
          4. File Explorer keyboard shortcuts
          5. General keyboard shortcuts
          6. Window and program-switching keyboard shortcuts
          7. Windows key shortcuts
          8. Taskbar keyboard shortcuts
          9. Ease of Access keyboard shortcuts
          10. Dialog box keyboard shortcuts
          11. Magnifier keyboard shortcuts
          12. Remote Desktop Connection keyboard shortcuts
  13. Index
  14. About the Author
  15. Colophon
  16. Copyright