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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 8 by Paul McFedries

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A Few Mouse and Keyboard Fundamentals

Windows 8 is supposed to have all kinds of fancy-schmancy features. How do I get at ’em?

Ah, that’s where your mouse and keyboard come in. You use them as input devices to give Windows 8 its marching orders. If you’re new to all the personal computer malarkey, the next few sections show you the basic mouse and keyboard techniques you need.

Basic Mouse Maneuvers

If you’re unfamiliar with Windows, there’s a good chance that you’re also unfamiliar with the mouse—the electromechanical (and, thankfully, toothless) mammal attached to your machine. If so, this section presents a quick look at a few mouse moves—which is important because much of what you do in Windows will involve the mouse in some way.

For starters, ...

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