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Windows 8.1 All-in-One For Dummies by Woody Leonhard

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Chapter 1: Getting Around Windows 8.1

In This Chapter

arrow.png Dr. Jekyll, meet Mr. Hyde

arrow.png Navigating via your fingers or via a mouse

arrow.png Getting to know shortcuts

arrow.png Switching among apps

arrow.png Turning the dern thing off

If you’re an experienced Windows 7 or XP user, I can almost guarantee that you won’t like Windows 8.1, until you have a chance to work with it for a while.

Even after you’re used to it, there’s at least a 50/50 chance you won’t like it.

On the other hand, if you’re new to Windows — or you just love your Windows Phone — you’re going to appreciate that Windows doesn’t force you to learn all that arcane stuff that’s in the second half of this book.

remember.eps Former Microsoft General Manager and Distinguished Engineer Hal Berenson said it best: “Consumers increasingly reject the old experiences in both their personal and work lives. For the 20-something-and-under crowd, the current Windows desktop experience ...

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