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Windows 10 Plain & Simple

Book Description

Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Windows 10.
See it. Learn it. In color.

 
Here’s WHAT You’ll Learn

  • Navigate Windows 10 quickly, easily, and efficiently

  • Get online with the sleek new Microsoft Edge web browser

  • Make the most of the new Cortana personal assistant

  • Efficiently manage your email, calendar, contacts, and more

  • Access your files from anywhere with Microsoft OneDrive

  • Help secure your computer and protect your data

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    Here’s HOW You’ll Learn It

  • Jump in wherever you need answers

  • Follow easy steps and screenshots to see exactly what to do

  • Get handy tips for new techniques and shortcuts

  • Use Try This! exercises to apply what you learn right away

  • Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents
    5. Acknowledgments
    6. 1. About this book
      1. A quick overview
      2. A few assumptions
      3. What’s new in Windows 10?
      4. The final word
    7. 2. First look at Windows 10
      1. Starting Windows 10 for the first time
      2. Signing in to your user account
        1. Sign in
      3. Signing in with a different user account
        1. Sign in as a different user
      4. Understanding the desktop
      5. Getting an overview of Tablet Mode and Continuum
      6. Using the Start menu
        1. Display the Start menu
      7. Viewing All Apps
        1. Display All Apps
      8. Working with Task View
        1. Open Task View and switch among open apps
      9. Using multiple desktops
        1. Create and display a desktop
      10. Opening the Action Center
        1. Display the Action Center
      11. Working with settings in the Action Center
        1. Expand and select settings
      12. Shutting down Windows 10
        1. Work with the Power button
    8. 3. Navigating Windows 10
      1. Opening and closing windows
        1. Work with windows
      2. Accessing Settings
        1. Open and close Settings
      3. Setting up accounts
        1. Add a new user account
      4. Managing passwords
        1. Change a password
      5. Adding a picture password
        1. Create a picture password
      6. Using a PIN
        1. Create a PIN
      7. Using a touchscreen with Windows 10
      8. Exploring the Start menu
        1. Open and make choices from the Start menu
      9. Expanding the Start menu
        1. Open the Start menu full screen
      10. Exploring the taskbar
      11. Working with Cortana
        1. Provide voice and text input for Cortana
      12. Adjusting system volume
        1. Raise or lower volume
      13. Setting the date and time
        1. Change the date and time
      14. Managing power options
        1. Adjust power options
    9. 4. Customizing the appearance of Windows 10
      1. Changing the desktop background
        1. Choose a new background picture
      2. Customize the Lock Screen
        1. Choose a new Lock Screen background
      3. Adjusting colors and transparency
        1. Control colors and transparency
      4. Using themes
        1. Select a theme
      5. Changing the screen saver
        1. Select a screen saver
      6. Making timeout settings
        1. Choose when your screen times out
      7. Enlarging text
        1. Make text larger
      8. Changing screen resolution
        1. Choose a screen resolution
      9. Customizing the taskbar
        1. Choose taskbar settings
      10. Adding tiles to the Start menu
        1. Add a new tile to the Start menu
      11. Moving tiles
        1. Move a tile
      12. Using Snap to arrange apps on the desktop
        1. Snap apps
      13. Resizing tiles
        1. Change tile size
    10. 5. Working with productivity applications
      1. Finding and opening applications by using the Start menu
        1. Open an application by using the Start menu
      2. Opening applications using Cortana
        1. Ask Cortana to open an application
      3. Working with toolbars and menus
        1. Use tools and menu commands
      4. Cutting, copying, and pasting content
        1. Cut, copy, and paste
      5. Formatting text
        1. Apply formatting to text
      6. Formatting paragraphs
        1. Apply formatting to paragraphs
      7. Saving files
        1. Save a file
      8. Printing documents
        1. Print a document
      9. Sharing files via email
        1. Share a document via email
      10. Closing applications
        1. Close an open application
      11. Uninstalling applications
        1. Remove an application from your computer
    11. 6. Finding content with File Explorer and Cortana
      1. Finding content by using File Explorer
        1. Locate files and folders
      2. Changing File Explorer views
        1. Change views
      3. Sorting files
        1. Sort files
      4. Creating a new folder
        1. Create a new folder
      5. Moving files among folders
        1. Move or copy one file to another location
      6. Renaming files and folders
        1. Rename a file or folder
      7. Deleting files and folders
        1. Delete a file or folder
      8. Compressing files
        1. Compress files into a zip folder
      9. Sharing files via email
        1. Send a file via email
      10. Searching by using Cortana
        1. Search by using Cortana
      11. Searching for favorite places
        1. Find and add favorite places
      12. Managing the Recycle Bin
        1. Restore an item from the Recycle Bin
    12. 7. Making Windows accessible
      1. Using Magnifier
        1. Turn on Magnifier
      2. Setting up high contrast
        1. Make high-contrast settings
      3. Adjusting screen brightness
        1. Set the screen to be brighter or dimmer
      4. Making elements on your screen easier to see
        1. Adjust how cursors and notifications appear
      5. Changing mouse settings
        1. Change how your mouse works
      6. Changing keyboard settings
        1. Specify how you interact with your keyboard
      7. Using touch feedback
        1. Get feedback from your touchscreen
      8. Working with Narrator
        1. Turn on Narrator
      9. Using Speech Recognition
        1. Set up Speech Recognition
      10. Turning on closed captioning
        1. Choose closed captions options
      11. Using visual alternatives for sounds
        1. Set up visual notifications for sounds
    13. 8. Accessing and managing networks
      1. Understanding Wi-Fi networks
        1. Understand how a Wi-Fi network works
      2. Connecting to a network
        1. Connect to a network
      3. Joining a homegroup
        1. Join a homegroup on a home network
      4. Making Wi-Fi Sense settings
        1. Make use of Wi-Fi Sense
      5. Making your computer discoverable
        1. Make your computer discoverable on a network
      6. Setting file and printer sharing options
        1. Configure Sharing settings
      7. Using Airplane Mode
        1. Turn on Airplane Mode
      8. Disconnecting from a network
        1. Disconnect from your network
    14. 9. Going online with Microsoft Edge
      1. Getting an overview of Edge
      2. Setting a home page
        1. Specify a home page
      3. Browsing among webpages
        1. Move among webpages and sites
      4. Working with tabs
        1. Open a new tab
      5. Viewing your browsing history
        1. See recently visited sites
      6. Marking up webpages
        1. Draw on webpages
      7. Using Reading View
        1. Open Reading View
      8. Adding items to Favorites or Reading List
        1. Work with Favorites and Reading List
      9. Using InPrivate browsing
        1. Keeping browsing data private
      10. Finding content on pages
        1. Search for content on a webpage
      11. Zooming in and out
        1. Enlarge or reduce a webpage
      12. Managing downloads
        1. Manage your downloads
    15. 10. Connecting with others
      1. Adding contacts in People
        1. Add a contact
      2. Editing contacts
        1. Edit a contact
      3. Linking contacts
        1. Link contacts
      4. Sharing contacts
        1. Share a contact
    16. 11. Using Mail
      1. Setting up email accounts
        1. Set up an email account
      2. Reading email messages
        1. Open and read an email message
      3. Opening an attachment
        1. Work with attachments
      4. Replying to a message
        1. Reply to email
      5. Forwarding a message
        1. Forward a message
      6. Creating a new message
        1. Create an email message
      7. Formatting message text
        1. Format a message
      8. Adding attachments
        1. Attach a file
      9. Moving emails to folders
        1. Move email into a folder
      10. Deleting emails
        1. Delete email
    17. 12. Shopping for apps in the Windows Store
      1. Exploring the Windows Store
      2. Searching for apps
        1. Find an app
      3. Creating payment information for an account
        1. Add payment information to your account
      4. Managing settings for updates
        1. Make settings for updates
      5. Reading reviews
        1. Read others’ reviews
      6. Buying an app
        1. Buy an app
      7. Rating an app
        1. Rate an app
    18. 13. Enjoying music
      1. Buying songs or albums
        1. Buy and download music
      2. Adding local music files
        1. Choose where Music checks for music files
      3. Playing music
        1. Play a song
      4. Adjusting volume
        1. Adjust Music or system volume
      5. Searching for music
        1. Find music
      6. Creating playlists
        1. Create a new playlist
      7. Using Cortana to identify music
        1. Identify music that’s playing
    19. 14. Recording and watching videos
      1. Recording your own videos by using the Camera app
        1. Record a video
      2. Buying videos
        1. Shop for movies
      3. Locating videos in the Movies & TV app
        1. Search for videos
      4. Playing videos
        1. Play a video
      5. Configuring settings in the Movies & TV app
        1. Configure settings for video quality and downloads
      6. Playing video by using Windows Media Player
        1. Play video by using Windows Media Player
      7. Creating playlists by using Windows Media Player
        1. Create a playlist
    20. 15. Working with the Camera and Photos apps
      1. Taking photos or videos by using the Camera app
        1. Snap a photo
      2. Editing photos by using the Photos app
        1. Use photo editing tools
      3. Enhancing a photo
        1. Enhance an image
      4. Cropping photos
        1. Crop photos in the Photos app
      5. Rotating photos
        1. Rotate a photo
      6. Viewing albums
        1. Look at albums in Photos
      7. Working with photos in Paint
        1. Edit photos in Paint
      8. Creating a slideshow
        1. Create and run a slideshow
      9. Setting a photo as your lock screen or desktop background
        1. Set photo as a background
      10. Sharing photos
        1. Share a photo via email
      11. Deleting photos
        1. Delete photos
    21. 16. Keeping on schedule with Calendar
      1. Displaying Calendar
        1. Open the Calendar app
      2. Changing views
        1. View different time increments
      3. Adding an event
        1. Create a new event
      4. Using Cortana to add an event
        1. Ask Cortana to create an event
      5. Inviting people to an event
        1. Invite others to an event
      6. Editing an event
        1. Edit event details
      7. Changing work week settings
        1. Choose your work week
      8. Displaying the US Holidays and Birthday calendars
        1. Display special calendars
      9. Deleting an event
        1. Remove an event from your calendar
    22. 17. Tracking your sports, news, stocks, and fitness
      1. Reading news articles
        1. Read the news
      2. Adding and turning off interests
        1. Add or turn off a topic of interest
      3. Choosing a sports category
        1. Display a sports category
      4. Adding a sports favorite
        1. Add a favorite sport or team
      5. Creating an investment Watchlist
        1. Create a Watchlist
      6. Viewing markets
        1. View stock markets
      7. Using Diet Tracker
        1. Track your diet
      8. Creating a profile
        1. Customize your profile
    23. 18. Checking the weather
      1. Viewing the current weather
        1. View weather details
      2. Adding your favorite places
        1. Add a favorite place
      3. Changing your launch location
        1. Choose your default location
      4. Choosing Fahrenheit or Celsius
        1. Make settings for temperature measurements
      5. Viewing weather maps
        1. View weather by location on a map
      6. Finding weather news
        1. Read weather news
      7. Displaying historical weather data
        1. See a graph of weather trends
    24. 19. Using Maps
      1. Opening Maps and showing your location
        1. Find your location in Maps
      2. Getting directions in Maps
        1. Get directions
      3. Zooming in and out
        1. Zoom in and out
      4. Changing map views
        1. Choose a map view
      5. Rotating and tilting maps
        1. Change map angles
      6. Viewing Favorites
        1. Display favorite locations
      7. Viewing cities in 3-D
        1. See select cities in 3-D
    25. 20. Playing with Xbox games
      1. Buying games
        1. Get games
      2. Adding friends
        1. Add a friend
      3. Switching between an avatar and a gamerpic
        1. Choose an avatar or gamerpic
      4. Playing games
        1. Play a game
      5. Inviting friends to play games
        1. Invite a friend to play
      6. Sending a message to a friend
        1. Send a message
      7. Recording game screens
        1. Record and share games
    26. 21. Adding and working with other devices
      1. Adding a connected device
        1. Set up a connected device
      2. Adding a printer or scanner
        1. Add a printer
      3. Making printer settings
        1. Choose how to print
      4. Using Bluetooth devices
        1. Pair your computer with a Bluetooth device
      5. Viewing device properties in Device Manager
        1. View information about your devices
      6. Updating device drivers
        1. Search for updated driver software
      7. Removing a device
        1. Remove a device from your computer
    27. 22. Working with OneDrive
      1. Navigating OneDrive
        1. Navigate features of OneDrive
      2. Creating a new folder
        1. Create a folder in OneDrive
      3. Uploading files to OneDrive
        1. Upload a file or folder
      4. Searching for a file in OneDrive
        1. Search for content
      5. Creating documents with Office Online
        1. Create a Word Online document
      6. Sharing folders
        1. Share OneDrive content with others
      7. Renaming files and folders
        1. Rename a file or folder
      8. Deleting files and folders
        1. Delete content
    28. 23. Maintaining and protecting your computer
      1. Optimizing your hard disk
        1. Run the optimization process
      2. Using Disk Cleanup
        1. Clear up space by using Disk Cleanup
      3. Obtaining updates
        1. Run Windows Update
      4. Resetting your computer
        1. Repair problems with a reset
      5. Working with Windows Defender
        1. Manage Windows Defender settings
      6. Running Windows Defender updates and scans
        1. Run manual updates and scans
      7. Configuring Windows Firewall
        1. Protect your computer by using Windows Firewall
      8. Changing Location settings
        1. Choose to share your location or not
    29. 24. Troubleshooting
      1. Searching for help by using Cortana
        1. Find help by using Cortana
      2. Using Task Manager
        1. Use Task Manager to exit a nonresponsive program
      3. Restoring your system to an earlier time
        1. Create a restore point
      4. Getting help from Get Started
        1. Using Get Started
      5. Getting remote assistance
        1. Get help from another user
      6. Using Advanced Startup
        1. Choose to startup from external storage
    30. Appendix: Taking advantage of Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts
    31. Glossary
    32. Index
    33. About the author
    34. Survey