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My Windows® 8.1 Computer for Seniors by Michael Miller

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Prologue: Basic Operations

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In this prologue you learn how to operate Windows 8.1 with your mouse or keyboard, or with touchscreen gestures.

Using Windows with a Mouse or Touchpad

Using Windows with a Keyboard

Using Windows on a Touchscreen PC

Whether you’re completely new to computers or just new to Windows 8 or 8.1, there are some basic operations you need to master. On any PC, you can operate Windows with your keyboard or mouse (or, on a notebook PC, your touchpad). On a touchscreen PC, you can also use touch gestures for many operations. Choose whichever approach is more comfortable and convenient for you.

Using Windows with a Mouse ...

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