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Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple by Joli Ballew and Nancy Muir

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Chapter 4. Managing a computing session

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The most common Windows 8.1 settings are available from the Settings charm, which provides tools for managing a computing session effectively. You can change the brightness of the screen, increase or decrease the volume, and power down the device, among other things. The main purpose of the Settings charm then, is to offer a quick and easy way to access these common configurations that you will need in most computing sessions.

Exploring the Settings charm

The most commonly used session-related settings for Windows can be reached from the ...

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