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Windows® 8 for Tablets Plain & Simple

Book Description

Your easy, colorful, SEE-HOW guide to Windows® 8 for tablets! You’ll learn the quickest ways to set up and use Windows 8 with easy-to-follow steps, screenshots, and concise, straightforward language that make learning plain and simple!

Table of Contents

  1. Windows 8 for Tablets Plain & Simple
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  3. Acknowledgments
  4. 1. About This Book
    1. A Quick Overview
    2. What’s New in Windows 8
    3. A Few Assumptions
    4. The Big Non-Assumption
    5. A Final Word
  5. 2. Exploring Your New Tablet
    1. Using the Start Screen
      1. Explore the Start Screen
      2. Pan the Start Screen
    2. Viewing More Apps
      1. View More Apps
    3. Understanding and Using Tiles
      1. Use Tile Options
    4. More Tile Options
      1. Select Multiple Tiles
      2. Options for Desktop Apps
    5. Arranging Programs
      1. Move a Tile to a New Group
      2. Name a Group
      3. Move a Tile Within a Group
    6. Discovering Charms
      1. Show Charms
      2. Hide Charms
    7. Exploring Settings
      1. Adjust Volume and Screen Brightness
    8. Searching Your Device
      1. Search from the Start Screen
      2. Search from Within an App
    9. Navigating PC Settings
      1. Change Between PC Settings Categories and Options
    10. Understanding Types of Setting Controls
    11. Viewing More Settings in Control Panel
      1. View Settings
    12. Exploring the Desktop
      1. Start Desktop Apps
      2. Close, Maximize, and Minimize Desktop Apps
    13. Switching Between Apps
      1. Cycle Through Apps
      2. Select from Running Apps
    14. Setting Passwords, PINs, and Picture Passwords
      1. Change Your Password
      2. Set a Picture Password
      3. Set a PIN
      4. Locking and Unlocking Your Device
      5. Unlock or Log On to Your Device
    15. Sleeping, Restarting, and Shutting Down Your Tablet
      1. Sleep, Shut Down, or Restart Your Device
  6. 3. Interacting with Windows 8
    1. Using Touch
      1. Tap to Do Something
      2. Scroll by Dragging
      3. Zoom In or Out with a Pinch
      4. Turn by Rotating Fingers
    2. Using Touch on the Desktop
      1. Press and Hold for Options
    3. Using On-Screen Keyboards
      1. Select Thumb or Full Keyboard
      2. Change Touch Keyboard Settings
    4. Connecting a Keyboard and Mouse
      1. Connect a USB Keyboard or Mouse
      2. Connect a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse
    5. Changing Keyboard Settings
      1. Change Character Repeat Settings
      2. Check Keyboard Status
    6. Changing Mouse Properties
      1. Set Mouse Properties
      2. Set Mouse Buttons for Left-Handed Use
      3. Make Clicking Easier
      4. Set Pointer Styles
      5. Control Pointer Motion and Visibility
    7. Using Handwriting Recognition
      1. Enter Text by Using Handwriting
    8. Navigating with Keyboard and Mouse
      1. Find App Menus
    9. Using Keyboard Shortcuts for Everyday Tasks
      1. Switch Between Apps by Using the Keyboard: Windows Logo Key+Tab
      2. Switch Between Apps by Using the Keyboard: Alt+Tab
    10. Changing Pen and Touch Settings
      1. Change Pen Interaction with the Desktop
      2. Change What Pen Buttons Do
      3. Change Touch Interaction with the Desktop
    11. Working with Sensors
      1. Turn Screen Rotation On or Off
      2. Turn Location Awareness On or Off
  7. 4. Customizing Windows 8
    1. Personalizing Windows
      1. Personalize the Lock Screen
      2. Personalize the Start Screen
      3. Personalize Your Account Picture
    2. Personalizing the Desktop
      1. Open Desktop Personalization
      2. Get More Themes Online
      3. Change Desktop Wallpapers for a Theme
      4. Change Window Colors for a Theme
    3. Syncing Settings Across Multiple Devices
      1. Enable Syncing of Settings Across Multiple Devices
      2. Change Sync Settings
    4. Changing Language and Regional Settings
      1. Add and Remove Languages
      2. Change Advanced Language Settings
      3. Change Date, Time, or Number Formats
      4. Change Location
      5. Change the Welcome Screen Language Settings
    5. Working with Notifications
      1. Control Notifications
      2. Control Desktop Notifications
    6. Improving Ease of Access
      1. Enable Ease of Access Features
      2. Use the Computer Without a Display
      3. Make Your Tablet Easier to See
      4. Use Your Tablet Without Touch, a Mouse, or Keyboard
    7. Setting Default Programs
      1. Set Programs for Specific Tasks
      2. Set a Program as the Default for Files It Can Open
      3. Set Which Program Opens Specific Files
      4. Change What Happens When Specific Media Is Inserted
    8. Changing Power Consumption
      1. Choose the Optimal Power Plan
      2. Create a Custom Power Plan
      3. Require a Password When Your Tablet Wakes
      4. Change Power Buttons and Behavior
  8. 5. Connecting to Wi-Fi, the Internet, and Bluetooth
    1. Connecting to Wi-Fi
      1. Connect to a Wi-Fi Network
      2. Change a Wi-Fi Network Security Key
      3. Remove a Wi-Fi Network
      4. Disconnect a Wi-Fi Network
    2. Connecting Your Tablet to Mobile Broadband
      1. Connect to Mobile Broadband
      2. Disconnect Mobile Broadband
      3. Set Connection Metering
      4. Control Activity on Metered Connections
      5. Configure Advanced Settings
    3. Connecting to Bluetooth Devices
      1. Connect Bluetooth Devices
      2. Allow Your Tablet to Be Discovered by Other Bluetooth Devices
    4. Using Advanced Network Settings
      1. Change Advanced Sharing Settings
      2. Manually Connect to a Wireless Network
    5. Sharing Files and Media with HomeGroup
      1. Start a Homegroup
      2. Join an Existing Homegroup
      3. Leave a Homegroup
      4. Decide What Your Device Shares
      5. Access Shared Files
      6. Access Shared Media from Older Computers
    6. Syncing Your Tablet and Other Computers
      1. Connect a Microsoft Account
      2. Customize Sync Settings
    7. Taking Your Tablet on a Plane
      1. Toggle Flight Mode
  9. 6. Staying Safe
    1. Using Windows Defender
      1. Find Windows Defender
      2. Run a Manual Scan for Malware
      3. View Malware Detection History
    2. Updating Malware Definitions
      1. Update Malware Definitions Manually
      2. Configure Automatic Malware Definition Updates
    3. Configuring Windows Defender
      1. Turn Windows Defender Off or On
      2. Turn Real-Time Protection Off or On
      3. Exclude Files, Locations, and Processes from Malware Scans
      4. Apply Advanced Settings
    4. What to Do If Windows Defender Finds Malware
      1. Remove Malware
    5. Understanding Windows Firewall
      1. View Windows Firewall Status
      2. Change Windows Firewall Notifications
      3. Restore Defaults
      4. Allow Apps Through Windows Firewall
      5. Turn Windows Firewall On or Off
    6. Keeping Windows Updated with Windows Update
      1. Check Windows Update Status
      2. Manually Check for Updates
    7. Knowing When Updates Are Available
      1. Install Updates
    8. Changing Windows Update Settings
      1. Change Update Settings
    9. Filtering Dangerous Downloads by using SmartScreen
      1. Change Windows SmartScreen Settings
    10. Securing Data with BitLocker Drive Encryption
      1. Encrypt a Drive
    11. Enabling Family Safety to Keep Kids Safe
      1. Set Family Safety Settings on an Existing Account
    12. Monitoring What Your Children Do on Your Tablet
      1. View a Child’s Activity
      2. Filter Websites
      3. Control What Games Your Kids Play
      4. Set Time Limits for Computer Use
      5. Restrict Specific Apps
  10. 7. Browsing the Internet
    1. Getting to Know Internet Explorer 10
    2. Opening Webpages with Internet Explorer 10
      1. Enter a Web Address
      2. Navigate Backward and Forward
      3. Navigate Backward and Forward with Swipes
      4. Refreshing Pages
    3. Zooming In and Out
      1. Zoom In
      2. Zoom Out
    4. Downloading Files and Programs
      1. Download and Run Programs or Open Files
    5. Pinning Webpages for Later
      1. Pin a Webpage
      2. Open a Pinned Webpage from Internet Explorer
      3. Open a Pinned Webpage from the Start screen
      4. Unpin a Webpage
    6. Browsing with Tabs
      1. Open a New Tab
      2. Open an InPrivate Tab
      3. Close a Tab
      4. Close All Tabs
    7. Finding Related Apps
      1. Find Apps Related to a Page
    8. Viewing Webpages on the Desktop
      1. Move a Webpage to Desktop Internet Explorer
    9. Getting to Know Internet Explorer 10 on the Desktop
      1. Open a Webpage
    10. Using Favorites and History
      1. Add a Webpage to Favorites
      2. Open a Favorite Webpage
      3. Open History
    11. Managing Downloads
      1. View Downloads
      2. Pause, Stop, and Restart Downloads
      3. Open and Run Downloads
    12. Setting Common Internet Options
      1. Set How Internet Explorer Desktop Starts
      2. Change How Tabs Work
    13. Staying Safe Online with Internet Explorer
      1. Use SmartScreen Filtering
      2. Use SmartScreen with Downloads
    14. Using Do Not Track
      1. Enable or Disable Do Not Track
    15. Keeping Your Tracks Private
      1. Enable InPrivate Browsing
      2. Delete History
    16. Managing Add-Ons
      1. Manage Toolbars and Extensions
      2. Manage Search Providers
  11. 8. Using Apps
    1. What’s What in an App?
    2. Using the Store to Get Apps
      1. Open the Store
    3. Paying for Apps
      1. Set Up Billing
    4. Installing Your First App
      1. Browse the Store
      2. Install an App
    5. Searching the Store
      1. Search for Apps
    6. Managing App Licenses
      1. Remove Unwanted Devices
    7. Changing Settings in Apps
      1. Open Settings
      2. Set Permissions
    8. Removing Apps
      1. Uninstall an App
    9. Rating and Reviewing Apps
      1. Write a Review
      2. Report Someone Else’s Review
      3. Mark Other Reviews as Useful or Not
    10. Having Two Apps On-Screen Simultaneously
      1. Use Snap to View Two Apps
    11. Installing Desktop Apps
      1. Install a Desktop App
    12. Uninstalling Desktop Apps
      1. Uninstall a Desktop App
  12. 9. Connecting with Email
    1. Identifying the Mail and Calendar Apps
    2. Setting Up Email
      1. Add a Hotmail, Exchange, or Google Mail Account
    3. Reading Email
      1. Read Email
    4. Making Accounts and Folders Accessible from the Start Screen
      1. Pin to Start Screen
    5. Writing Email
      1. Write Email
      2. Format Email Text
    6. Organizing Email
      1. Move Mail into a Folder
      2. Mark Unread
    7. Showing Email Notifications
      1. Check for Email in the Background
      2. Allow Lock Screen Notifications
    8. Changing Mail Settings
      1. Access Account Settings
      2. Change Account Name
      3. Change Sync Settings
      4. Enable or Disable Notifications
    9. Printing Emails
      1. Print an Email
    10. Using Calendar to View Your Schedule
      1. View Your Schedule
      2. Add an Appointment
  13. 10. Connecting to Social Networks
    1. Introducing People
    2. Linking Social Networks
      1. Connect Facebook
    3. Linking Email Accounts
      1. Connect Hotmail
    4. Removing Account Links
      1. Remove Social Networks
    5. Changing Social Network Permissions
      1. Manage Social Network Permissions
    6. Finding People
      1. View a Person’s Details
      2. Search for People
    7. Viewing Friends’ Updates
      1. View Updates
      2. Comment on Updates
  14. 11. Enjoying Videos and Music
    1. Setting Up Music and Video Accounts
      1. Start Video or Music for the First Time
    2. Introducing Music with Xbox Music
      1. Browse Music Categories
    3. Getting New Music
      1. Acquire Music
    4. Introducing Video with Xbox Video
      1. Browse Video Categories
    5. Buying or Renting Videos
      1. Rent a Video
    6. Playing Music or Videos
      1. Play Music or Video from Your Collection
      2. Play Music or Video from Homegroup Computers
    7. Controlling Music and Video Playback
      1. Use Full-Screen Controls
    8. Managing Account Settings
      1. View Account Settings
    9. Getting an Xbox Music Pass, Xbox LIVE Membership, or Microsoft Points
      1. Make an Account Purchase
  15. 12. Connecting to Cloud Storage with SkyDrive
    1. Connecting to the Cloud with a Microsoft Account
      1. Connect to a Microsoft Account
    2. Connecting SkyDrive to a Microsoft Account Without Switching
      1. Sign in to SkyDrive
    3. Introducing SkyDrive
    4. Adding Files to SkyDrive
      1. Add Files
      2. Save Files to SkyDrive from Other Apps
    5. Viewing SkyDrive Files
      1. View Photos
      2. View Documents
    6. Opening SkyDrive Files in Other Apps
      1. Open Files in Other Apps
    7. Using SkyDrive on the Web
    8. Using Microsoft Office Web Apps to View and Edit Documents
      1. Open a Document with Word Web App
      2. Edit a Document by Using Word Web App
    9. Using Microsoft Office with SkyDrive
      1. Open a Spreadsheet from SkyDrive by Using Excel
      2. Save an Excel Spreadsheet to SkyDrive
    10. Installing the Desktop SkyDrive App
      1. Download and Install SkyDrive for Windows
      2. Access Other Computers
    11. Using SkyDrive in File Explorer
      1. Access SkyDrive in File Explorer
      2. Access SkyDrive in Desktop Apps
      3. Buy More SkyDrive Storage
  16. 13. Working with Photos
    1. Introducing the Photos App
    2. Viewing Pictures
      1. View Pictures
      2. Start a Slide Show
    3. Connecting Photo Sharing Accounts
      1. Connect to Your Microsoft Account in the Photos App
      2. Connect to Other Computers
      3. Connect Facebook or Flickr to Your Microsoft Account
    4. Importing Photos from Cameras and Memory Cards
      1. Import Photos
    5. Sharing Photos
      1. Share a Photo
    6. Managing Photos in File Explorer
      1. View Photo Libraries
      2. Rotate Photos
      3. Play a Photo Slide Show from File Explorer
      4. View Photos on Other Devices by Using PlayTo
    7. Using Windows Photo Viewer
      1. Open Photos
      2. Change Picture Properties
    8. Changing the Photos App Settings
      1. Change Photo App Settings
  17. 14. Keeping Files Organized
    1. Understanding Files
    2. Understanding Folders
    3. Understanding Libraries
    4. Using File Explorer
      1. Tour File Explorer
      2. Move or Copy a File or Folder
      3. Open a File or Folder by Double-Tapping
      4. Open a File or Folder with a Default Program
      5. Rename a File or Folder
    5. Managing Libraries
      1. Manage Library Locations
      2. Manage Save Locations
      3. Library Optimization
      4. Hide or Show Libraries
      5. Restore Library Settings to Defaults
      6. Create a New Library
    6. Viewing Shared Files via HomeGroup
      1. Browse Your Homegroup
      2. See and Change What You’re Sharing
    7. Sharing Files or Folders via HomeGroup
      1. Share Specific Files or Folders
      2. Allow Specific People Specific Permissions to Files and Folders
    8. Changing How File Explorer Views Files
      1. Change View Settings
  18. 15. Connecting Your Tablet to TV and Display Devices
    1. Using PlayTo Devices
      1. Discover PlayTo Devices
    2. Using PlayTo with Apps
      1. PlayTo with Videos
      2. PlayTo with Internet Explorer
    3. Connecting Displays
      1. Connect to a Display Device
      2. Configure Resolution
      3. Duplicate Displays
      4. Extend Displays
      5. Span a Background on Extended Displays
      6. Decide Where the Start Screen and Desktop Appear
  19. 16. Connecting Printers and Devices
    1. Viewing Devices
      1. View Devices
    2. Adding Printers
      1. Add a Printer
      2. Add a Shared or Network Printer
      3. Share Printers with your Homegroup
    3. Printing from an App
      1. Print an Email
    4. Managing Printers
      1. See What’s Printing
      2. Change Printing Preferences
      3. Restart, Cancel, or Pause a Document
    5. Adding a Webcam
      1. Add a Webcam
    6. Connecting to Bluetooth Devices
      1. Connect Bluetooth Devices
    7. Adding a Scanner
      1. Add a Scanner or Camera
    8. Adding Hard Disks and USB Flash Drives
      1. Change What Happens by Default to Removable Drives from the Notification
      2. Change What Happens When You Plug In Storage
    9. Removing Devices
      1. Remove a Device
    10. Renaming Devices
      1. Rename a Device
  20. 17. Fixing Common Problems
    1. Knowing When Something Is Wrong
      1. Notifications
      2. Open Action Center from the Start Screen
    2. Understanding Action Center
    3. Changing Action Center Settings
      1. Enable and Disable Problems Action Center Reports
    4. Understanding User Account Control
    5. Adjusting User Account Control Settings
      1. Change User Account Control Settings
    6. Assessing How Well Your Tablet Can Perform
      1. View Performance Ratings
      2. Access Advanced Performance Tools
    7. Viewing Real-Time Performance
      1. View Performance in Task Manager
    8. Troubleshooting Problems Automatically
      1. Start Troubleshooting
      2. Run Old Apps
    9. Using Automatic Troubleshooters
    10. Refreshing Your Tablet
      1. Refresh
    11. Resetting Your Tablet
      1. Reset Your Tablet
    12. Creating a Recovery Drive
      1. Create a Recovery Drive
    13. Backing Up and Restoring Specific Files on Your Tablet
      1. Set Up File History
      2. Restore Files from File History
    14. Creating a System Image
      1. Create a System Image
    15. Restoring Files from a Windows 7 Backup
      1. Restore Files
    16. Restoring a System Image
      1. Restart to Restore a System Image
    17. Completing System Image Recovery
      1. Complete System Image Recovery
  21. Glossary
  22. A. Touch Gestures Reference
    1. Show Charms
    2. Switch Apps
    3. Show Previously Used Apps
    4. Show App Commands
    5. Close an App
    6. Tap and Hold for Menus
    7. Tap to Do
    8. Slide to Pan
    9. Pinch or Stretch to Zoom Out or In
    10. Rotate to Turn
  23. B. About the Author
  24. Index
  25. About the Author
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  27. Copyright