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

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Chapter 4: Settings, Settings, More Settings, and Devices

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arrow.png Using common settings

arrow.png Diving in to the Settings page

arrow.png How Settings works in the apps

arrow.png Taking control of your devices

Windows has settings. Boy howdy, does it have settings.

remember.eps The desktop’s Control Panel — long the bastion of Windows settings, through many generations of Windows — controls the lion’s share of settings on a Windows PC. The new Settings charm controls several hundred settings. And — get this — there’s a bit of overlap between the two, but some settings can only be made on the Metro tiled side of the fence, and other settings can only be made on the old-fashioned desktop side.

More confounding: Some of the settings that only affect the Metro side can only be made on the desktop side. Bizarre!

Although the Settings charm controls some of the settings in Windows, the settings you find via the Settings charm are key to using the Metro tiled side of Windows and the tiled apps properly. They also have an ...

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