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Using Windows 8.1
Top Tips from This Chapter
Starting Windows 8.1
Finding Your Way Around the Start Screen
Using the Charms
Using the App Bar
Finding All the Apps in Windows 8.1
Switching Between Running Apps in Windows 8.1
Docking Apps to the Left or Right of the Screen
Logging Out Of and Locking Windows 8.1
Using Touch Gestures in Windows 8.1
Using Windows 8.1 with a Keyboard and Mouse
Using the On-Screen Keyboard
Shutting Down and Restarting Windows 8.1
Summary
Using Email and the Internet
Getting Online with Windows 8.1
Step by Step: Connecting to a Wireless Network
Using the Internet Explorer 11 App
Saving Your Favorite Websites to the Start Screen
Internet Explorer on the Desktop
Using Outlook on the Desktop in Windows RT
Sharing Your Files, Photos, Music, and Video
The Windows 8.1 Sharing Tool
Sharing with Other People in Your Home
Sharing with Other Media Devices
Creating and Joining HomeGroups
Connecting Windows 8.1 and Your Xbox
Connecting to Your Xbox Using the Xbox SmartGlass App
Downloading and Using Apps and Programs
Using the Windows Store
Making Tiles Smaller and Larger
Organizing App Icons on the Start Screen
Arranging the Start Screen Step by Step
Arranging Groups of Tiles
Viewing All Your Installed Apps and Programs
Switching Between Running Apps and Programs
Viewing Apps Side by Side
Viewing Two Desktop Windows Side by Side
Uninstalling Apps and Programs in Windows 8.1
Watching and Listening to Your Videos and Music
Watching Your Videos in Windows 8.1
Playing Your Music in Windows 8.1
Using Windows Media Player
Importing Photos and Video from Your Digital Camera
Review, Organize, and Group Items to Import
Import All New Items Now
Viewing Your Photos in Windows 8.1
Editing Your Photos in Windows Photo Gallery
Using Your Lock Screen as a Digital Photo Frame
Personalizing your Windows 8.1 Experience
Top Tips from this Chapter
Personalizing the Start screen
Personalizing the Desktop
Making Windows 8.1 Easier to Use
Personalizing the Lock Screen
Start Your PC Direct to the Desktop
Connecting To and Using Extra Hardware with Your Computer
Attaching and Using a Printer
Setting the Default Printer
Printing in Windows 8.1
Connecting to Network Storage and Devices
Using a Second Screen with Your Computer
Customizing Your Multiscreen Display
Using Windows 8.1 for Work
Using Microsoft Office in Windows 8.1
Microsoft Office Web Apps
Using Microsoft Office on Windows RT
The Ribbon Explained
Being Productive with Office
Using the Desktop in Windows 8.1
Connecting and Using Projectors and Second Screens
Maximizing Battery Life on Your Laptop or Tablet
The Windows Mobility Center
Using Older Software and Programs
Windows Tablets and Desktop Programs
Installing Desktop Programs in Windows 8.1
Installing a Program in Compatibility Mode
Troubleshooting Program Compatibility
Running Programs on the Windows Desktop
Uninstalling Desktop Programs in Windows 8.1
Keeping You and Your Family Safe
Setting Up Additional Users on Your Computer
Viruses, Malware, and Phishing Explained
Using Windows Defender to Keep Your Computer Safe
Browsing Safely with Internet Explorer 11
Setting Up and Using Family Safety
Windows Web Filter
Time Limits
Games
Keeping Your Computer Running Smoothly
How to Keep Your Files Backed Up
Refreshing Windows 8.1
Creating a Recovery Drive
Refreshing Windows 8.1 from a Recovery Drive
Using System Restore to Rescue Windows
Maintaining Windows 8.1
More Top Tips for Using Windows 8
Use a Picture Password
Use a Secure Password
Use Libraries in Windows 8.1
Reinstall all Your Apps in One Go
Get Extra Information from the Start Screen
Bookmark Web Pages and App Information to Read Later
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Get a real feel for Windows 8.1 with a wealth of tips in this step-by-step guide. After using Windows 7 or XP, learning Microsoft’s latest operating system takes some adjustment. Never fear. Windows expert Mike Halsey starts with the basics and then takes you through the trickier parts of Microsoft’s latest operating system. You’ll quickly learn how to make the most of Windows 8 for work and entertainment, whether you use a touchscreen tablet, a laptop, or a PC with a keyboard and mouse.

Easily navigate the intuitive Windows 8.1 interface Use email and the Internet—and keep your family safe Share files online or with other devices in your home Download and use all kinds of of apps and programs Watch movies and listen to music Import, view, and edit your own photos and videos Learn how to use extra hardware and older software Get expert tips to keep your computer running smoothly Discover cool stuff that makes computer use really easy

Get a real feel for Windows 8.1 with a wealth of tips in this step-by-step guide. After using Windows 7 or XP, learning Microsoft’s latest operating system takes some adjustment. Never fear. Windows expert Mike Halsey starts with the basics and then takes you through the trickier parts of Microsoft’s latest operating system. You’ll quickly learn how to make the most of Windows 8 for work and entertainment, whether you use a touchscreen tablet, a laptop, or a PC with a keyboard and mouse.

Easily navigate the intuitive Windows 8.1 interface Use email and the Internet—and keep your family safe Share files online or with other devices in your home Download and use all kinds of of apps and programs Watch movies and listen to music Import, view, and edit your own photos and videos Learn how to use extra hardware and older software Get expert tips to keep your computer running smoothly Discover cool stuff that makes computer use really easy

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