My Windows 8

    My Windows 8  (English, Paperback, Katherine Murray)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Pearson Que
    • ISBN: 9780789749482, 0789749483
    • Edition: 2012
    • Pages: 350
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      Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Windows 8 that show you exactly what to do.

      Help when you run into Windows 8 problems or limitations.

      Tips and Notes to help you get the most from Windows 8.

      Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping Windows 8 working just the way you want. Learn how to

      • Quickly master Windows 8’s fluid, colorful interface--and leave yesterday’s Windows behind!
      • Get super-productive fast with the latest touch and mouse techniques
      • Tweak your Start screen to get easy access to tasks you do every day
      • Get up-to-this-instant information with Live Tiles
      • Browse the web with the sleek, streamlined Internet Explorer 10
      • Use Windows 8’s great built-in apps and get more at the new Windows Store
      • Secure your computer with custom Lock screens, picture passwords, PIN logons, and location privacy
      • Copy, move, and share files through the revamped File Explorer
      • View, organize, and share all your photos on your PC, photo sites, and favorite social media accounts
      • Work with Windows 7 programs through the Windows 8 desktop
      • Keep your files safely backed up and Windows 8 safely updated
      • Improve computer performance with Windows 8’s updated system tools
      • Stream media and share files easily with your PCs, your Xbox 360, tablets, and phones

      About the Author
      After writing about technology for 25 years, Katherine Murray believes there’s never been a better time to be a tech enthusiast. With the advent of Windows 8, technology is more connected and more integrated with our daily lives than ever before. She’s worked with every version of Microsoft Windows released, marveling with the masses at Windows 3.1, swearing at Windows ME, enjoying Windows XP, and threatening to throw her computer off the roof, thanks to Windows Vista. Windows 7 was her favorite version of the operating system, followed in a close second place by Windows XP. But now with Windows 8, she feels Microsoft is in sync with the times, offering a fast, fluid, and secure option for connecting with others, enjoying media, saving to the cloud, and integrating our work across multiple devices. She started writing about technology 25 years ago and still enjoys it, specializing in Microsoft Office technologies and the fascinating ways in which we stay in touch with each other through cloud technology, blogging, social media, and more. You’ll find Katherine’s blog, BlogOffice, at www.murrayblogoffice.blogspot.com. In addition to writing books, she writes regularly for CNET’s TechRepublic and Windows Secrets.

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      Book Details
      • Publication Year
        • 2012
      • Table of Contents
        • Dedication
          Acknowledgments
          We Want to Hear from You!
          Reader Services
          Introduction
          Versions of Windows
          Highlights of Windows
          What You’ll Find in This Book
          Let’s Begin
          Chapter 1: Wow, Windows
          Exploring Windows
          Touring the Start Screen
          Using Touch in Windows
          Getting Around with the Mouse and Keyboard
          Using the Mouse
          Using the (Real) Keyboard
          Shutting Down or Putting Windows 8 to Sleep
          Finding the Help You Need
          Chapter 2: Preparing Your Windows 8 PC and Devices
          Adding Devices in Windows
          Connecting to Wireless Networks
          Managing Your PC Power
          Transferring Files
          Refreshing Your PC or Reinstalling Windows
          Chapter 3: Beginning with the Start Screen
          Exploring the Start Screen
          Understanding Windows 8 Charms
          Changing the Way Tiles Look and ehave
          Moving, Grouping, and Removing Apps
          Searching in Windows 8
          Chapter 4: Working with the Windows 8 Desktop
          Moving Between the Desktop and the Start Screen
          Getting Ready to Work with Programs
          Tailoring the Taskbar
          Working with Windows on the Windows Desktop
          Window Basics
          Chapter 5: Personalizing Windows 8
          Personalizing Your Lock Screen
          Adding Badges
          Adjusting the Look of Windows 8
          Changing Your Windows 8 Desktop
          Tweaking Your Touch Experience
          Adjusting the Mouse
          Choosing Your Language
          Chapter 6: Securing Your Windows 8 Computer
          Customizing Your Login
          Working with the Action Center
          Using Windows Defender
          Turning on Your Windows Firewall
          Working with User Accounts
          Maintaining Your Privacy
          Chapter 7: Exploring Windows 8 Apps
          Getting Started with Apps
          Finding and Starting Apps
          Working with Apps
          Exploring a Program “Window”
          Checking Out a Windows 8 App
          Closing Apps
          Getting New Apps from the Windows Store
          Starting and Stopping a Program from the Desktop
          Repairing and Uninstalling Programs
          Chapter 8: Managing Files with File Explorer
          Getting Started with File Explorer
          Starting File Explorer
          Exploring the Explorer Screen
          Using the Ribbon
          Working with Windows 8 Libraries
          Managing Your Files and Folders
          Copying, Moving, and Sharing Files and Folders
          Chapter 9: Always Online with Internet Explorer
          Introducing Internet Explorer
          Starting Internet Explorer
          A Look Around the Internet Explorer Window(s)
          Browsing and Searching the Web--the Windows 8 Way
          Navigating the Web
          Searching for Information
          Working with Tabs
          Securing Your Browsing Experience
          Chapter 10: Connect and Communicate with Windows 8
          Getting Social with the People App
          Staying in Touch Through Email
          Checking Out the Mail Window
          Keeping Your Dates Straight with the Calendar App
          Messaging: When You Need Instant Contact
          Chapter 11: Get Entertained with Windows 8 Photos, Music, Movies, and Xbox
          Let There Be Photos
          Grooving to Your Tunes
          Watching and Sharing Video in Windows 8
          Games in Windows 8
          Chapter 12: Connect with Other Computers, Devices, and the Cloud
          Setting Up a Home Network
          Gathering Your Equipment
          Getting Started with a HomeGroup
          Using Your HomeGroup
          Saving Your Files to SkyDrive
          Chapter 13: Windows 8 Care, Feeding, and Troubleshooting
          Getting Windows 8 Updates
          Backing Up and Restoring Your Files
          Using System Tools
          Compatibility with Windows 8
          Appendix A: Windows 8 App Gallery
          Appreciating Your Apps
          Checking Out the Bing Apps
          Finance App
          Weather App
          Maps App
          News App
          Sports App
          Travel App
          The Windows Store Revisited
          Getting App Info
          Installing Apps
          The Windows 8 App Gallery
          Allrecipes
          ChaCha
          Dictionary.com
          HowStuffWorks
          OneNote MX Preview
          Paint 4 Kids
          StumbleUpon
          Wikipedia
          Index

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      • Author
        • Katherine Murray
      Dimensions
      • Width
        • 6.00 inch
      • Height
        • 0.63 inch
      • Weight
        • 578 g
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