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Easy Windows 10

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SEE IT DONE. DO IT YOURSELF. It’s that Easy! Easy Windows 10 teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from Windows 10. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common tasks with Windows. No need to feel intimidated; we’ll hold your hand every step of the way.

Learn how to…

·         Use the new Windows 10 Start menu in standard and Tablet Mode versions

·         Create annotated notes from web pages with the new Microsoft Edge browser

·         Keep your information safe with improved File History and Backup

·         Use OneDrive® cloud storage to save space on your tablets and computers

·         Use Cortana® voice search to help organize your life

·         Enjoy and shop for your favorite apps, movies, music, and TV shows

·         Manage and protect your home network

·         Touchscreen, keyboard, or mouse–use Windows 10 your way!

Category: Windows Operating System

Covers: Windows 10

User Level: Beginner 

Table of Contents

  1. About This eBook
  2. Title Page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Contents
  5. Copyright Page
  6. About the Author
  7. Dedication
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. We Want to Hear from You!
  10. Reader Services
  11. Introduction
    1. Why This Book Was Written
    2. How to Read Easy Windows 10
    3. Beyond the Table of Contents—What’s Inside
  12. Part I: Introducing Windows 10 and Installing It
    1. Chapter 1. What’s New and Improved in Windows 10
      1. Tablet Mode
      2. Voice and Text Search with Cortana
      3. Touchscreen-Optimized Menus
      4. Easy App (Task) Switching with Task View
      5. Microsoft Edge Web Browser
      6. Improved Camera and Photo Apps
      7. New Xbox One Gaming Support
      8. Easier Management with Settings
      9. New Notification and Quick Actions
      10. New Battery Saver Feature
    2. Chapter 2. Upgrading to Windows 10
      1. Opening Windows Update in Windows 7
      2. Opening Windows Update in Windows 8.1
      3. Starting the Installation
      4. Finishing Up and Launching Windows 10
  13. Part II: Using Windows 10
    1. Chapter 3. Logging In, Starting Up, and Shutting Down Windows 10 with a Touchscreen
      1. Logging In to Windows 10 with a Touchscreen
      2. The Start and All Apps Menus in Tablet Mode
      3. Enabling Tablet Mode
      4. Starting and Closing a Universal or Modern UI App
      5. Locking Your PC
      6. Choosing Sleep, Shut Down, or Restart
      7. Using Handwriting Recognition
    2. Chapter 4. Logging In to Windows 10 and Customizing the Start Menu
      1. Logging In to Windows 10
      2. Opening and Using the Start Menu
      3. Using Keyboard Shortcuts
      4. Resizing Tiles on the Start Menu
      5. Changing Tile Positions on the Start Menu
      6. Removing an App from the Start Menu
      7. Locking Your System
      8. Choosing Sleep, Shut Down, or Restart
    3. Chapter 5. Using Cortana Search
      1. Enabling Cortana
      2. Configuring Cortana Voice Search
      3. Searching with Cortana
      4. Discovering Cortana Features
      5. Searching for Files, Apps, and Settings
      6. Improving Web Searches with Cortana
      7. Teaching Cortana to Recognize Your Voice
      8. Using Cortana’s Reminders
      9. Viewing a Reminder
      10. Turning Off Cortana
      11. Search Without Cortana
    4. Chapter 6. Running Apps
      1. Opening and Closing the All Apps Menu
      2. Starting an App from the Start Menu
      3. Opening an App from All Apps
      4. Opening a File from Within an App
      5. Maximizing an App Window
      6. Starting an App from Search
      7. Switching Between Apps with the Taskbar
      8. Switching Between Apps with a Touchscreen
      9. Switching Between Apps with the Keyboard
      10. Resizing an App
      11. Saving Your File
      12. Making the Desktop Visible
      13. Using Desktop Shortcuts
      14. Adding an App to the Taskbar
      15. Working with Taskbar Jump Lists
      16. Snapping and Closing an App Window
    5. Chapter 7. Web Browsing with Microsoft Edge
      1. Starting Microsoft Edge
      2. Entering a Website Address (URL)
      3. Working with Tabs
      4. Setting Your Home Page
      5. Opening a Link
      6. Using Cortana in Microsoft Edge
      7. Copying and Pasting a Link
      8. Using Zoom
      9. Using Reading View
      10. Printing or Creating a PDF of a Web Page
      11. Switching to Internet Explorer View
      12. Adding a Web Page as a Favorite
      13. Adding a Web Page to the Reading List
      14. Viewing and Opening Favorites
      15. Using Reading List
      16. Using Downloads
      17. Using the Web Notes Pen Tool
      18. Using the Web Notes Text Tool
      19. Using the Web Notes Highlighter Tool
      20. Using the Web Notes Clip Tool
      21. Saving a Web Note
      22. Sharing a Web Note
      23. Reading View Settings
      24. Setting Privacy, Services, and Platform Controls
    6. Chapter 8. Playing and Creating Music and Audio
      1. Starting the Groove Music App
      2. Viewing Options for Your Music Collection
      3. Playing Your Music Collection
      4. Searching for Your Favorite Music
      5. Creating a Playlist
      6. Playing a Playlist
      7. Buying Music
      8. Recording Audio with Voice Recorder
      9. Playing and Renaming a Recording
      10. Editing Recorded Audio
    7. Chapter 9. Enjoying Videos
      1. Starting the Movies & TV App
      2. Adding a Location to Look for Videos
      3. Playing a Video, Movie, or TV Show
      4. Using Search to Find Local and Windows Store Media
      5. Buying or Renting a Movie or TV Show
      6. Using Settings to Review Billing
    8. Chapter 10. Viewing and Taking Photos with Camera
      1. Starting the Camera App
      2. Switching Between Cameras and Taking Pictures
      3. Selecting Camera Settings
      4. Using Video Mode
      5. Changing Camera App Settings
      6. Opening the Photos App from Camera
      7. Viewing Your Photo and Video Collection
      8. Basic Options for Your Photos
      9. Viewing Your Videos with Photos
      10. Cropping a Picture with Photos
      11. Improving Brightness and Adding Effects with Photos
      12. Comparing Edited and Original Versions
      13. Saving Changes
    9. Chapter 11. Connecting with Friends
      1. Using the People App
      2. Connecting to Facebook with the Facebook App
      3. Starting Mail
      4. Adding an Email Account
      5. Composing and Sending a Message
      6. Reading and Replying to Messages
      7. Forwarding Messages
      8. Flagging Messages
      9. Deleting Messages
      10. Creating an Email Signature
      11. Using the Calendar App
      12. Scheduling an Appointment with Calendar
      13. Scheduling an All-Day Event
      14. Scheduling a Recurring Appointment
      15. Setting an Appointment Reminder
      16. Hiding and Displaying Calendar’s Folders Pane
      17. Starting Skype
      18. Adding Contacts with Skype
      19. Placing a Video Call with Skype
      20. Receiving a Call with Skype
      21. Text Messaging with Skype
      22. Controlling Notifications
    10. Chapter 12. News and Information
      1. Using the News App
      2. Customizing News Sources
      3. Checking Weather with the Weather App
      4. Getting Directions with Maps
      5. Trip Planning with Maps
    11. Chapter 13. Tracking Money and Sports News
      1. Using the Money App
      2. Look Up a Stock
      3. View Your Watchlist
      4. Using the Sports App
    12. Chapter 14. Storing and Finding Your Files
      1. Opening File Explorer
      2. Using the View Tab
      3. Using Copy To
      4. Renaming Files
      5. Selecting Files
      6. Deleting Files
      7. Retrieving Files from the Recycle Bin
      8. Moving Files or Folders
      9. Dealing with File name Conflicts
      10. Burning Data Discs
      11. Sorting and Grouping Files
      12. Creating Zip Files with the Share Tab
      13. Syncing a Folder with OneDrive
      14. Configuring OneDrive
    13. Chapter 15. Discovering and Using Windows 10’s Tools and Accessories
      1. Finding Accessories and Tools from the Start Menu
      2. Setting Alarms with the Alarms & Clock App
      3. Converting Number Values with Calculator
      4. Enabling Word Wrap in Notepad
      5. Capturing Screens with Snipping Tool
    14. Chapter 16. Using the Windows Store
      1. Going to the Store
      2. Searching for Apps by Name
      3. Reviewing an App
      4. Browsing for Apps by Category
      5. Installing an App
      6. Rating an App
      7. Uninstalling an App from the Start Screen
    15. Chapter 17. Gaming
      1. Finding Games with the Store App
      2. Starting the Xbox App
      3. Creating a New Xbox Account
      4. Connecting to Xbox One
      5. Viewing Gaming Clips
    16. Chapter 18. Printing and Scanning
      1. Printing a Document
      2. Selecting a Different Printer
      3. More Printer Settings
      4. Photo Printing Settings
      5. Using Scan
      6. Adjusting Scan Settings
      7. Selecting Color, Grayscale, or Black-and-White Modes
      8. Opening the Scans Folder
  14. Part III: Managing, Networking, Customizing, and Protecting Windows 10
    1. Chapter 19. Managing Windows 10
      1. Adjusting System Volume
      2. Accessing the Settings Menu
      3. Settings Overview
      4. Adjusting Display Brightness and Rotation
      5. Adding a Second Display
      6. Extending Your Desktop
      7. Adjusting Screen Resolution
      8. Adjusting Screen Position
      9. Changing Quick Actions
      10. Configuring the Taskbar
      11. Configuring System Icons
      12. Configuring App-Specific Notifications
      13. Apps & Features
      14. Configuring Snap
      15. Configuring Tablet Mode
      16. Using Battery Saver
      17. Power & Sleep
      18. Checking Drive Capacity with Storage
      19. Changing File Locations with Storage
      20. Making Maps Available Offline
      21. Changing Default Apps
      22. Adding a Device, Printer, or Scanner
      23. Removing a Device
      24. Working with Bluetooth Devices
      25. Configuring Mouse & Touchpad
      26. Changing Typing Settings
      27. Changing Pen Settings
      28. Changing AutoPlay Settings
      29. General Privacy Settings
      30. Configuring Location Settings
      31. Changing Privacy Settings for Camera, Microphone, Contacts, Messaging, Radios, and Account Info
      32. Changing Speech, Ink, and Typing Privacy Settings
      33. Managing Personal Information with Bing
    2. Chapter 20. Networking Your Home with HomeGroup
      1. Starting the Wireless Network Connection Process
      2. Connecting to an Unsecured Wireless Network
      3. Connecting to a Secured Private Network
      4. Disconnecting a Wireless Connection
      5. Using Airplane Mode
      6. Managing Networks
      7. Disabling and Enabling Wi-Fi
      8. Managing Wi-Fi Sense
      9. Managing Wireless Connections
      10. Creating a Homegroup
      11. Joining a Homegroup
    3. Chapter 21. Customizing Windows
      1. The Personalization Menu
      2. Changing the Screen Background
      3. Choosing Your Own Picture
      4. Choosing a Picture Fit
      5. Changing Accent Colors
      6. Changing Taskbar and Start Menu Colors
      7. Changing Start Menu Transparency and Color Settings
      8. Changing Start Menu Settings
      9. Selecting a Screen Saver
      10. Configuring a Time Zone
      11. Customizing the Taskbar
    4. Chapter 22. Adding and Managing Users
      1. Preparing to Add a User
      2. Adding a Child as a Family Member
      3. Adding Another User Who Has a Windows Account
      4. Adding a User Who Needs a Microsoft Account
      5. Adding a Local User
      6. Selecting an Account to Log In To
      7. Changing an Account Type
      8. Setting Up PIN Access
    5. Chapter 23. Protecting Your System
      1. Checking for Windows Updates
      2. Protecting Your Files with File History
      3. Recovering Files with File History
      4. Using Windows Notifications
      5. Configuring and Starting Windows Defender
      6. Checking for Malware with Windows Defender
    6. Chapter 24. System Maintenance and Performance
      1. Checking Charge Level
      2. Selecting a Power Scheme
      3. Viewing Disk Information
      4. Checking Drives for Errors When Connected
      5. Checking Drives for Errors with This PC
      6. Using Windows Troubleshooters
      7. Using Reset
      8. Starting Task Manager with a Mouse or a Touchscreen
      9. Starting Task Manager from the Keyboard
      10. Viewing and Closing Running Apps with Task Manager
  15. Glossary
  16. Index
  17. Closing an App from the Taskbar
  18. Adjusting Exposure
  19. Managing Drives
  20. Viewing Drive Properties
  21. Viewing Folder Properties
  22. Viewing Picture File Properties
  23. Viewing Music Track Properties
  24. Connecting to a Hidden Network
  25. Installing a Homegroup Printer
  26. Opening Homegroup Files
  27. Putting a Slide Show on the Lock Screen
  28. Advanced Slide Show Settings
  29. Changing Status Items on the Lock Screen
  30. Overview of the Themes Menu
  31. Configuring Ease of Access’s Narrator
  32. Configuring Ease of Access’s Magnifier
  33. Configuring Ease of Access’s High Contrast
  34. Configuring Ease of Access’s Closed Captioning
  35. Configuring Ease of Access’s Keyboard Settings
  36. Configuring Ease of Access’s Mouse Settings
  37. Configuring Other Ease of Access Settings
  38. Setting Up and Using a Picture Password
  39. Managing Child Users with Microsoft Family
  40. Viewing Child Activity with Microsoft Family
  41. Logging in After Curfew with Microsoft Family
  42. Blocked Websites with Microsoft Family
  43. Blocked Searches with Microsoft Family
  44. Scheduling Tasks