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Maran Illustrated Windows® 8

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MARAN ILLUSTRATED WINDOWS 8 is your indispensable full-color guide to the latest evolution of the Windows operating system. Windows 8 brings new flexibility, portability, and interactivity to computing, and this book shows you how to get the most out of this cutting-edge operating system. Regardless of your experience level, MARAN ILLUSTRATED WINDOWS 8 will walk you through Windows 8 operations from beginning to end, with clear, step-by-step instructions and more than 500 color photos to keep you on track and help you succeed with Windows 8. The unique Maran Illustrated treatment covers more than 100 essential topics and includes full-color, high-resolution screenshots, illustrations, helpful introductions, easy-to-understand text, and a wealth of helpful tips to take you from beginner to expert user fast. Master the latest Windows operating system, and have fun doing it, with MARAN ILLUSTRATED WINDOWS 8.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. CREDITS
  4. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  5. TABLE OF CONTENTS
  6. Chapter 1 Windows 8 and Modern UI
    1. SIGN IN
    2. THE START SCREEN
    3. THE WINDOWS KEY
    4. ABOUT MODERN UI APPS
    5. USE A MODERN UI APP
    6. THE APP BAR
    7. SHOW ALL APPS
    8. MOVE TILES
    9. RESIZE TILES
    10. PIN A TILE TO THE START SCREEN
    11. SHOW THE DESKTOP
    12. DISPLAY CHARMS
    13. GET MODERN UI APPS
    14. UNINSTALL MODERN UI APPS
  7. Chapter 2 Windows Basics
    1. OPEN A WINDOW
    2. SCROLL THROUGH A WINDOW
    3. CLOSE A WINDOW
    4. MOVE A WINDOW
    5. RESIZE A WINDOW
    6. MAXIMIZE A WINDOW
    7. MINIMIZE A WINDOW
    8. MINIMIZE ALL BUT ONE WINDOW
    9. SWITCH BETWEEN WINDOWS
    10. DISPLAY WINDOWS SIDE BY SIDE
    11. SHUT DOWN WINDOWS
    12. RESTART YOUR COMPUTER
  8. Chapter 3 Useful Windows Programs
    1. CREATE STICKY NOTES
    2. USE THE CALCULATOR
    3. WRITE WITH WORDPAD
    4. DRAW WITH PAINT
    5. SCHEDULE WITH THE CALENDAR
  9. Chapter 4 Working with Files
    1. VIEW YOUR FILES
    2. ACCESS DRIVES ON YOUR COMPUTER
    3. CHANGE VIEW OF FILES
    4. SELECT FILES
    5. RENAME A FILE
    6. OPEN A FILE
    7. CREATE A NEW FILE
    8. CREATE A NEW FOLDER
    9. DELETE A FILE
    10. RESTORE A DELETED FILE
    11. MOVE OR COPY A FILE
    12. SEARCH FOR FILES
    13. ADD A SHORTCUT TO THE DESKTOP
    14. COPY FILES TO A USB FLASH DRIVE
    15. COPY FILES TO SKYDRIVE
    16. ACCESS SKYDRIVE REMOTELY
    17. DELETE FILES FROM SKYDRIVE
  10. Chapter 5 Working with Pictures
    1. COPY PICTURES FROM A DIGITAL CAMERA
    2. VIEW THE PICTURES LIBRARY
    3. SEE PHOTOS MODERN UI STYLE
    4. VIEW A SLIDE SHOW
    5. MANAGE IMAGE INFORMATION
    6. ADD TAGS TO PHOTOS
    7. PRINT PICTURES
    8. COPY PICTURES TO A DVD
  11. Chapter 6 Work with Music and Videos
    1. PLAY A VIDEO OR SOUND
    2. PLAY MUSIC WINDOWS 8 STYLE
    3. PLAY A MUSIC CD
    4. CREATE A PLAYLIST
    5. COPY SONGS FROM A MUSIC CD
    6. COPY SONGS TO A CD
  12. Chapter 7 Customize Windows
    1. CHANGE THE DESKTOP BACKGROUND
    2. MODIFY THE SCREEN SAVER
    3. ALTER THE COLOR OF WINDOWS
    4. CHANGE THE THEME
    5. ADJUST THE VOLUME
    6. MODIFY THE COMPUTER SOUNDS
    7. VIEW AND CHANGE THE DATE AND TIME
    8. CUSTOMIZE THE MODERN UI
  13. Chapter 8 Share Your Computer
    1. CREATE A USER ACCOUNT
    2. CHANGE AN ACCOUNT TYPE
    3. DELETE A USER ACCOUNT
    4. SWITCH USERS
    5. SIGN OUT A USER
    6. SWITCH ACCOUNTS
    7. SHARE FILES WITH OTHER USERS
    8. SET UP FAMILY SAFETY CONTROLS
  14. Chapter 9 Browse the Web
    1. START INTERNET EXPLORER
    2. DISPLAY A WEB PAGE
    3. WORK WITH WEB PAGES
    4. WORK WITH TABS
    5. PRINT A WEB PAGE
    6. SEARCH THE WEB
    7. CHANGE YOUR HOME PAGE
    8. DISPLAY HISTORY OF VIEWED WEB PAGES
    9. ADD A WEB PAGE TO FAVORITES
    10. USE THE FAVORITES BAR
    11. PIN A SITE TO THE START SCREEN
    12. BROWSE THE WEB PRIVATELY
    13. USE ACCELERATORS
  15. Chapter 10 Exchange Email
    1. START MAIL
    2. WORK WITH WEB PAGES
    3. VIEW BLOCKED CONTENT
    4. DELETE A MESSAGE
    5. REPLY TO A MESSAGE
    6. FORWARD A MESSAGE
    7. CREATE AND SEND A MESSAGE
    8. FORMAT A MESSAGE
    9. ADD ATTACHMENTS TO A MESSAGE
    10. OPEN AN ATTACHED FILE
    11. ADD A CONTACT
    12. SEND A MESSAGE TO A CONTACT
  16. Chapter 11 Work on a Network
    1. INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS
    2. CREATE A HOMEGROUP
    3. JOIN A HOMEGROUP
    4. ACCESS FILES ACROSS A HOMEGROUP
    5. CHANGE HOW FILES ARE SHARED
    6. CONNECT TO A WIRELESS NETWORK
  17. Chapter 12 Optimize Computer Performance
    1. REMOVE A PROGRAM
    2. DELETE FILES USING DISK CLEANUP
    3. OPTIMIZE YOUR HARD DRIVE
    4. CLOSE A MISBEHAVING PROGRAM