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Windows 10 At Work For Dummies

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The fast and easy way to get up and running with Windows 10 at work

If you want to spend less time figuring out Windows and more time getting things accomplished, you've come to the right place. Covering Windows 10 and packed with time-saving tips to help you get the most out of the software, Windows 10 At Work For Dummies offers everything you need to get back precious hours of your work day and make Windows work for you, rather than against you.

This full-color, all-encompassing guide breaks down the most common Windows tasks into easily digestible parts, providing you with illustrated, step-by-step instructions on everything you'll encounter in Windows 10. From setting up your desktop with your favorite apps to finding the files and applications you need—and everything in between—this hands-on, friendly guide takes the headache out of working with Windows.

  • Provides over 300 tasks broken into core steps
  • Provides easy-to-follow answers to all of your Windows questions
  • Illustrates the new features of Windows 10
  • If you're a time-pressed professional looking to find answers to all of your Windows-related questions, this is the one-stop resource you'll turn to again and again.

Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Introduction
      1. About This Book
      2. Windows 10 Editions
      3. Foolish Assumptions
      4. Icons Used in This Book
      5. Beyond the Book
      6. Where to Go from Here
    3. Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows 10
      1. Use the Lock Screen
      2. Sign In to Windows 10
      3. Use the Start Menu
      4. Use the All Apps List to Start Your Apps
      5. Use the WinX Menu
      6. Access the Desktop
      7. Access Settings
      8. Access the Control Panel
      9. Perform Simple Searches
      10. Use the Action Center
      11. Work with Multiple Apps Simultaneously
      12. Switch Between Apps with the Task View
      13. Close an App
      14. Create a New Desktop
      15. Switch Between Multiple Desktops
      16. Send an App to Another Desktop
      17. Close a Desktop
      18. Sign Out or Lock Your Windows 10 Device
      19. Shut Down or Restart Windows 10
    4. Chapter 2: Using the New Start Menu
      1. Access the All Apps List in the Start Menu
      2. Expand the Start Menu in Windows 10
      3. Restore the Start Menu in Windows 10
      4. Pin Apps to the Start Menu
      5. Pin Executable Files to the Start Menu
      6. Move Tiles and Shortcuts Across the Start Menu
      7. Resize Tiles and Shortcuts
      8. Name Groups of Tiles and Shortcuts
      9. Store and Display Recently Opened Programs
      10. Unpin Items from the Start Menu
    5. Chapter 3: Using Touch and Touchpads
      1. Use Touch Gestures for Touchscreens
      2. Use Touch Gestures for Precision Touchpads
      3. Enter the Tablet mode
      4. Exit the Tablet mode
      5. Configure the Tablet mode
      6. Use the Touch Keyboard
      7. Configure the Touch Keyboard
      8. Configure Typing and Spelling
      9. Configure the Pen
      10. Configure the Touchpad
      11. Configure the Mouse
    6. Chapter 4: Connecting to Wi-Fi Networks and the Internet
      1. Turn the Wi-Fi On and Off
      2. Connect to a Wireless Network
      3. Connect to a Hidden Wireless Network
      4. Connect to the Internet Using a Mobile USB Modem or SIM Card
      5. Set the Correct Network Profile
      6. Change the Network Profile
      7. Manage Your Wi-Fi Settings
      8. Forget a Wireless Network You Connected To
      9. Set Up a Proxy Using an Automatic Configuration Script
      10. Set Up a Proxy Manually
    7. Chapter 5: Using Internet Explorer
      1. Browse the Web in Internet Explorer
      2. Download Files in Internet Explorer
      3. View and Manage Your Downloads in Internet Explorer
      4. Work with Multiple Tabs in Internet Explorer
      5. Access Your Favorite Web Pages in Internet Explorer
      6. Add a Web Page to Your Favorites
      7. Pin a Website to the List of Apps in the Start Menu
      8. Change the Homepage in Internet Explorer
      9. Set Internet Explorer to Start with the Tabs from the Last Session
      10. Add a Website to Compatibility View
      11. Browse the Web Using InPrivate Browsing
      12. Delete Your Browsing History in Internet Explorer
    8. Chapter 6: Managing Files and Folders
      1. Key Terms
      2. Open File Explorer
      3. Navigate File Explorer
      4. Navigate the File Explorer Ribbon
      5. Maximize or Minimize the Ribbon in File Explorer
      6. Identify Common File Formats in File Explorer
      7. Open a File in File Explorer
      8. Move a File or Folder in File Explorer
      9. Rename a File or Folder in File Explorer
      10. Create a Folder in File Explorer
      11. Create a File in File Explorer
      12. Save Your Files
      13. Create a Shortcut to a File or Folder in File Explorer
      14. Select Multiple Files or Folders in File Explorer
      15. Delete a File or Folder in File Explorer
      16. Restore Deleted Files and Folders
      17. View the Properties of a File or Folder
      18. Archive Files and Folders in a ZIP File
      19. View and Extract the Contents of a ZIP File
      20. Find Files in File Explorer
      21. View or Hide Filename Extensions
      22. View or Hide Hidden Files or Folders
      23. Burn Files to a DVD or Blu-Ray Disc
      24. View What’s Inside ISO Disc Images
      25. Eject ISO Disc Images
      26. Change the Location of User Folders
    9. Chapter 7: Customizing File Explorer
      1. Change the File Explorer Start Location
      2. Pin Folders to Quick Access
      3. Unpin Folders from Quick Access
      4. Enable and Use the Preview Pane
      5. Enable and Use the Details Pane
      6. Disable or Enable the Navigation Pane
      7. Enable the Libraries Section in the Navigation Pane
      8. Change the Position of the Quick Access Toolbar
      9. Add Buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar
      10. Use Views to Better Examine Your Folders’ Contents
      11. Sort Files and Folders
      12. Group Files and Folders
      13. Customize File Explorer with Folder Options
      14. Use Check Boxes to Select Files and Folders
      15. Clear File Explorer’s History of Recently Used Files and Folders
    10. Chapter 8: Customizing Windows 10
      1. Change the Desktop Background
      2. Set a Slideshow of Pictures as the Desktop Background
      3. Set the Colors Used by Windows 10
      4. Change the Windows Theme
      5. Change the Icons Displayed on the Desktop
      6. Change the Resolution of the Screen
      7. Change the Mouse Pointer Size and Color
      8. Customize the Behavior of the Start Menu
      9. Change the Picture Shown on the Lock Screen
      10. Change the Apps That Show Their Status on the Lock Screen
      11. Customize the Taskbar
      12. Set Which Icons Appear on the Taskbar
      13. Change the Sound Volume
      14. Set the Date and Time Manually
      15. Set the Time Zone
      16. Set the Country You’re In
      17. Add a Keyboard Input Language
      18. Download a Language Pack
      19. Set Which Settings Are Synchronized
    11. Chapter 9: Using Mail and Calendar
      1. Create and Send an Email Message
      2. Attach a File to an Email Message
      3. Reply to an Email Message
      4. Forward an Email Message
      5. Change the Folder You’re Viewing in Mail
      6. Search for an Email Message
      7. Browse the Calendar
      8. Add a New Event to Your Calendar
    12. Chapter 10: Using Skype
      1. Start Skype
      2. Navigate the User Interface
      3. Chat on Skype
      4. Edit Your Recent Messages
      5. Remove Your Recent Messages
      6. Transfer Files
      7. Start an Audio Call on Skype
      8. Start a Video Call on Skype
      9. Start a Group Call on Skype
      10. Share Your Screen
      11. Configure How Skype Works
      12. Add a New Contact to Skype
    13. Chapter 11: Using OneDrive
      1. Access OneDrive
      2. Upload Files
      3. Choose Folders for Syncing
      4. View a File or Folder on
      5. Share a OneDrive Link
      6. Share Files and Folders and Customize Permissions
      7. Manually Force Your Files to Sync
      8. Enable Fetch
      9. Fetch Your Files Remotely
      10. Increase Your OneDrive Storage
      11. Accelerate Uploads
      12. Stop OneDrive from Starting Automatically
    14. Chapter 12: Using OneNote
      1. Start OneNote
      2. Navigate the OneNote User Interface
      3. Create a New Notebook
      4. Create a New Section in a Notebook
      5. Create a Note
      6. Organize Your Sections and Notes
      7. Delete Sections and Notes
      8. Print Notes
      9. Configure How OneNote Works
    15. Chapter 13: Using Office Online and Office Apps
      1. Access Office Online
      2. Upload Your Documents to Office Online
      3. Open Your Documents in Office Online
      4. Share Your Documents with Office Online
      5. Use the Free Office Apps
    16. Chapter 14: Using Cortana
      1. Set Up Cortana
      2. Enable Hey Cortana
      3. Start Cortana
      4. Check the Weather Forecast
      5. Check Your Calendar
      6. Schedule an Appointment
      7. Create a Reminder
      8. Add Notes to Your Notebook
      9. Add a New Place
      10. Remove a Place
      11. Configure How Cortana Works
      12. Turn Cortana Off
      13. Find New Cortana Commands
    17. Chapter 15: Capturing Pictures, Screenshots, and Video
      1. Start the Camera App
      2. Take a Picture
      3. Record Video
      4. View Pictures and Videos
      5. Configure the Camera App
      6. Capture Instant Screenshots
      7. Capture Custom Screenshots with the Snipping Tool
    18. Chapter 16: Working with Apps
      1. Browse the Windows Store
      2. Search for Apps in the Windows Store
      3. Install Apps from the Windows Store
      4. Manually Update Apps from the Windows Store
      5. Uninstall Apps from the Windows Store
      6. Set Which Apps Show You Notifications
      7. Set the Default Apps
      8. Snap Apps Side by Side
      9. Pin Apps to the Taskbar
    19. Chapter 17: Working with Devices
      1. Install Drivers
      2. View a List of Your Devices
      3. Remove Installed Devices
      4. Add the Windows Store App for a Device
      5. Connect a Network Printer
      6. Connect a Bluetooth Device
      7. Configure the Mouse and Touchpad
      8. Allow Apps to Access Your Webcam
      9. Allow Apps to Access Your Microphone
      10. Set the AutoPlay Defaults for Media and Devices
      11. Format a Removable USB Drive
      12. Safely Remove a USB Drive
      13. Find Your PC’s Hardware and Software Configuration
    20. Chapter 18: Working on the Road
      1. Create a VPN Connection
      2. Establish a VPN Connection
      3. Disconnect from a VPN Connection
      4. Remove a VPN Connection
      5. Set Up Work Folders
      6. Use Work Folders
      7. Stop Using Work Folders
      8. Connect Remotely to Another Computer on the Network
      9. Allow Remote Access to Your Windows 10 Computer
      10. Use Airplane Mode
      11. Save Battery Power on the Go
      12. See What’s Using Your Battery Power
      13. Improve Your Power & Sleep Settings
    21. Chapter 19: Doing Your Job in Windows 10
      1. Project to a Second Display
      2. Deliver Presentations with the Windows Mobility Center
      3. Print Your Documents and Presentations
      4. Scan Documents
      5. View Time Around the World
      6. Add Multiple Time Zones to the Start Menu
      7. Switch Between Keyboard Input Languages
      8. Switch Between Display Languages
      9. Make Complex Calculations
    22. Chapter 20: Protecting Your Data
      1. Encrypt the Operating System Drive with BitLocker
      2. Encrypt a Removable Drive with BitLocker
      3. Unlock a Removable Drive That’s Encrypted with BitLocker
      4. Decrypt a BitLocker Encrypted Drive
      5. Back Up your Files with File History
      6. Restore Files with File History
      7. Configure File History
      8. Turn Off File History
    23. Chapter 21: Personalizing User Accounts
      1. Understanding the User Accounts That You Can Use
      2. Understanding User Account Types and Permissions
      3. Set Up a PIN for Your User Account
      4. Set Up a Picture Password for Your User Account
      5. Switch Between Sign-In Options
      6. Change Your User Account Picture
      7. Set the Sign-In Policy
    24. Chapter 22: Sharing with Others on a Network
      1. Enable Network Discovery
      2. Enable File and Printer Sharing
      3. Enable Public Folder Sharing
      4. Enable Password Protected Sharing
      5. Access Shared Network Computers
      6. Join a HomeGroup
      7. Create a HomeGroup
      8. Change a HomeGroup Password
      9. Share Folders and Libraries with Individual Users
      10. Share a Printer on Your Network
      11. Share Folders and Libraries with a HomeGroup
      12. Access Shared Folders and Libraries on a HomeGroup
      13. Stop Sharing Folders and Libraries
      14. Leave a HomeGroup
      15. Enable the Sharing Wizard
    25. Chapter 23: Improving Your Privacy and Security
      1. Check Whether Windows Update Is Turned On
      2. Turn On Windows Update
      3. Install Windows Updates
      4. Configure Windows Update
      5. Remove Unwanted Windows Updates
      6. Use UAC (User Account Control)
      7. Configure UAC
      8. Protect Yourself from Malware
      9. Scan for Viruses
      10. Configure Windows Defender
      11. Set Exclusions for Windows Defender
      12. Allow or Block Apps from Accessing Networks
      13. Customize Apps That Are Allowed Through Windows Firewall
      14. Customize Your Privacy
      15. Clear Your Location Data and Disable Location Services
      16. Control Apps That Access Your Contacts
      17. Control Which Apps Can Access Your Calendar
      18. Control Apps That Read or Send Messages
      19. Increase the Security of Your Passwords
    26. Chapter 24: Preventing Problems with Windows 10
      1. Manually Create a System Restore Point
      2. Turn On System Restore
      3. Defragment and Optimize Partitions
      4. Control Where Standard Files Are Stored by Default
      5. Perform Recommended System Maintenance
      6. Prevent Problems with Your Windows Computer or Device
    27. Chapter 25: Fixing Common Problems with Windows 10
      1. Start Task Manager
      2. View All Running Apps and Processes
      3. End Apps That Aren’t Responding
      4. Check Which Apps Use the Most System Resources
      5. Find Apps That Use the Most Data
      6. Identify Apps That Make Windows Start Slowly
      7. Stop Apps from Running at the Windows Startup
      8. Increase Disk Space Using Disk Cleanup
      9. Check How Your Storage Space Is Used
      10. Find Which Apps and Games Use the Most Storage Space
      11. Troubleshoot Problems Using the Windows Troubleshooting Wizards
      12. Solve Problems Using the Microsoft Fix It Solution Center
      13. Restore Windows to a Previous State with System Restore
      14. Boot into Safe Mode
      15. Refresh Your Installation
      16. Reset Your Installation
      17. Get Help from Your Company’s IT Department
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