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Author: Katherine Murray
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Que, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Murray
ISBN: 9780789749482 0789749483
OCLC Number: 818446964
Notes: "Covers Windows 8 for Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, and SkyDrive"--Cover.
Includes index.
Description: xi, 350 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: About the Author ix Dedication x Acknowledgments x We Want to Hear from You! xi Reader Services xi Introduction 1 Versions of Windows 8 2 Highlights of Windows 8 3 What You'll Find in This Book 5 Let's Begin 7 Chapter 1: Wow, Windows 8! 9 Exploring Windows 8 10 Touring the Start Screen 10 Using Touch in Windows 8 13 Getting Around with the Mouse and Keyboard 18 Using the Mouse 18 Using the (Real) Keyboard 22 Shutting Down or Putting Windows 8 to Sleep 27 Finding the Help You Need 29 Chapter 2: Preparing Your Windows 8 PC and Devices 35 Adding Devices in Windows 8 36 Connecting to Wireless Networks 43 Managing Your PC Power 46 Transferring Files 49 Refreshing Your PC or Reinstalling Windows 8 53 Chapter 3: Beginning with the Start Screen 59 Exploring the Start Screen 60 Understanding Windows 8 Charms 64 Changing the Way Tiles Look and Behave 66 Moving, Grouping, and Removing Apps 71 Searching in Windows 8 75 Chapter 4: Working with the Windows 8 Desktop 81 Moving Between the Desktop and the Start Screen 82 Getting Ready to Work with Programs 83 Tailoring the Taskbar 87 Working with Windows on the Windows Desktop 89 Window Basics 89 Chapter 5: Personalizing Windows 8 97 Personalizing Your Lock Screen 97 Adding Badges 103 Adjusting the Look of Windows 8 103 Changing Your Windows 8 Desktop 107 Tweaking Your Touch Experience 110 Adjusting the Mouse 111 Choosing Your Language 114 Chapter 6: Securing Your Windows 8 Computer 117 Customizing Your Login 118 Working with the Action Center 129 Using Windows Defender 134 Turning on Your Windows Firewall 136 Working with User Accounts 139 Maintaining Your Privacy 143 Chapter 7: Exploring Windows 8 Apps 147 Getting Started with Apps 148 Finding and Starting Apps 151 Working with Apps 154 Exploring a Program "Window" 155 Checking Out a Windows 8 App 156 Closing Apps 160 Getting New Apps from the Windows Store 162 Starting and Stopping a Program from the Desktop 165 Repairing and Uninstalling Programs 167 Chapter 8: Managing Files with File Explorer 173 Getting Started with File Explorer 174 Starting File Explorer 174 Exploring the Explorer Screen 175 Using the Ribbon 178 Working with Windows 8 Libraries 181 Managing Your Files and Folders 188 Copying, Moving, and Sharing Files and Folders 194 Chapter 9: Always Online with Internet Explorer 10 203 Introducing Internet Explorer 10 203 Starting Internet Explorer 205 A Look Around the Internet Explorer Window(s) 206 Browsing and Searching the Web--the Windows 8 Way 209 Navigating the Web 211 Searching for Information 216 Working with Tabs 220 Securing Your Browsing Experience 223 Chapter 10: Connect and Communicate with Windows 8 227 Getting Social with the People App 228 Staying in Touch Through Email 238 Checking Out the Mail Window 240 Keeping Your Dates Straight with the Calendar App 243 Messaging: When You Need Instant Contact 247 Chapter 11: Get Entertained with Windows 8 Photos, Music, Movies, and Xbox 253 Let There Be Photos! 253 Grooving to Your Tunes 260 Watching and Sharing Video in Windows 8 269 Games in Windows 8 273 Chapter 12: Connect with Other Computers, Devices, and the Cloud 279 Setting Up a Home Network 279 Gathering Your Equipment 280 Getting Started with a HomeGroup 283 Using Your HomeGroup 286 Saving Your Files to SkyDrive 289 Chapter 13: Windows 8 Care, Feeding, and Troubleshooting 293 Getting Windows 8 Updates 293 Backing Up and Restoring Your Files 298 Using System Tools 302 Compatibility with Windows 8 305 Appendix A: Windows 8 App Gallery 309 Appreciating Your Apps 310 Checking Out the Bing Apps 312 Finance App 313 Weather App 313 Maps App 314 News App 315 Sports App 316 Travel App 317 The Windows Store Revisited 319 Getting App Info 322 Installing Apps 324 The Windows 8 App Gallery 330 Allrecipes 330 ChaCha 331 Dictionary.com 332 HowStuffWorks 333 OneNote MX Preview 334 Paint 4 Kids 335 StumbleUpon 336 Wikipedia 337 Index 339
Responsibility: Katherine Murray.

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