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Windows 8.1 For Dummies by Andy Rathbone

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Chapter 21

Help on the Windows Help System

In This Chapter

arrow Finding helpful hints quickly

arrow Finding help for a particular problem or program

Don’t bother plowing through this whole chapter for the nitty-gritty: Here are the quickest ways to make Windows dish out helpful information when something on the desktop leaves you stumped:

check.png Press F1 when on the desktop: Press the F1 key from within Windows or any program.

check.png Start screen: Type the word help directly at the Start screen and then click Help and Support.

9781118821022-ma139.tif check.png Question Mark: If you spot a little blue question mark icon near a window’s top-right corner, pounce on it with a quick click.

In each case, Windows fetches its Help and Support program, beefed up with tables, charts, indexes, and step-by-step instructions for you to follow.

For help on the Start screen, click the Help+Tips tile. New to Windows 8.1, the Help and Support app offers ...

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