Windows 8 for Seniors for Dummies

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Windows 8 for Seniors for Dummies

Format:  Paperback,

374 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Oct 2012

ISBN-13: 9781118120286

ISBN-10: 1118120280

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Windows 8 for Seniors for Dummies:

  • Easy to understand
  • How-to guide
  • Large font
  • Computer For Dummies book contains magnified screen shots


Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Oct 2012
ISBN-13: 9781118120286
ISBN-10: 1118120280
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 374
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.45
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.25 x 9.25 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Introductionp. 1
About This Bookp. 2
Conventions Used in This Bookp. 2
What You're Not to Readp. 3
Foolish Assumptionsp. 4
How This Book Is Organizedp. 4
Where to Go from Herep. 5
Getting to Know Windows 8p. 7
Getting in Touch with Windows 8.p. 9
Tell Your Computer What to Dop. 10
Move the Mousep. 11
Touch the Screenp. 12
Use a Keyboardp. 13
View the Virtual Keyboardp. 15
Turn On Your Computerp. 19
Check Out the Start Screenp. 25
Shut Down Your Computerp. 27
Start Again on the Lock Screenp. 29
Using the Start Screen and Appsp. 31
Open the Weather and Travel Appsp. 33
Switch between Weather and Travelp. 37
Use the App Switcherp. 38
Snap Two Apps to Display Bothp. 40
Close the Weather and Travel Appsp. 44
Use the App Barp. 46
Add a Location in Weatherp. 48
Change App Settingsp. 55
Search for the Calculator Desktop Appp. 58
Display All Windows 8 Appsp. 61
Arrange Apps on the Start Screenp. 64
Adjusting Windows 8 PC Settingsp. 71
Access PC Settingsp. 72
Personalize the Lock Screenp. 74
Change the Start Screen Backgroundp. 76
Choose an Account Picturep. 78
Make Windows 8 Easier to Usep. 80
Check for Important Updatesp. 87
Working with User Accountsp. 91
Connect to the Internetp. 92
Create a New E-Mail Address for a Microsoft Accountp. 100
Use an Existing E-Mail Address for a Microsoft Accountp. 107
Add a New Userp. 109
Create a Passwordp. 113
Change or Remove Your Passwordp. 114
Create a Picture Passwordp. 116
Change or Remove Your Picture Passwordp. 119
Create a PINp. 120
Change or Remove Your PINp. 121
Delete a User Accountp. 122
Getting Comfortable with the Desktopp. 125
Check Out the Desktopp. 126
Change the Date or Timep. 128
Explore the Parts of a Windowp. 130
Resize a Windowp. 133
Arrange Some Windowsp. 135
Snap a Windowp. 137
Choose a Desktop Backgroundp. 140
Pin Icons to the Taskbarp. 143
Stop Apps with the Task Managerp. 145
Windows 8 and the Webp. 149
Finding What You Need on the Webp. 151
Browse the Web with Microsoft Internet Explorerp. 152
Open Multiple Pages in Separate Tabsp. 157
Search for Anythingp. 160
Work with the Reader Appp. 163
Change Microsoft Internet Explorer Settingsp. 166
Use Internet Explorer on the Desktopp. 168
E-Mailing Family and Friendsp. 173
Use the Mail Appp. 174
Write an E-Mail Messagep. 176
Format E-Mailp. 178
Read and Respond to Incoming E-Mailp. 181
Send E-Mail from Other Appsp. 184
Change Mail Settingsp. 186
Add an E-Mail Account to Mailp. 189
Staying in Touch with Peoplep. 191
Explore the Social Networksp. 192
Add Contacts to the People Appp. 193
Connect to Social Networksp. 197
Catch Up with Peoplep. 200
Use the Messaging App to Chatp. 204
Add a Birthday or Anniversary to the Calendarp. 206
Tweak PC Settings for Social Appsp. 210
Having Fun with Windows 8p. 213
Installing Apps from the Microsoft Storep. 215
Stroll through the Microsoft Storep. 216
Explore Available Apps by Categoryp. 220
Search for an App by Namep. 222
Install a New Appp. 224
Examine Your Appsp. 229
Update Installed Appsp. 231
Rate and Review an Appp. 233
Uninstall an Appp. 235
Add Billing Information to Microsoft Storep. 237
Taking Photos and Morep. 241
Take Photos with Your Computerp. 242
Copy Photos from Your Camerap. 245
View Photosp. 249
Share Photos by E-Mailp. 253
Print Photos Using the Photo Appp. 255
Edit Photos Using Paintp. 257
Enjoying Music and Videosp. 261
Play and Copy Music from a CDp. 262
Listen to the Music Appp. 266
Watch Videosp. 272
Beyond the Basicsp. 277
Maintaining Windows 8p. 279
Explore System Information on the Desktopp. 280
Check the Action Centerp. 283
Install Optional Updatesp. 287
Get Updates for Other Microsoft Programsp. 290
Install a New Program on the Desktopp. 291
Remove Desktop Programsp. 294
Connecting a Printer and Other Devicesp. 299
Trust USB Plug and Play for Hardwarep. 300
See All Devicesp. 302
Connect a Printer or Other Devicep. 304
Access Device Options on the Desktopp. 305
Calibrate Your Touchscreenp. 308
Add a Second Screen for Twice the Funp. 310
Organizing Your Documentsp. 315
Find a Misplaced Filep. 316
Use Libraries for Easy Access to Filesp. 319
Create or Join a Homegroupp. 322
Browse for a Networkp. 324
Create a Folder to Organize Your Filesp. 326
Add a Location to Favoritesp. 328
Use Check Boxes to Select Filesp. 329
Add the Undo Button to File Explorerp. 331
Move a File from One Folder to Anotherp. 332
Rename a File or a Folderp. 334
Delete a File or Folderp. 335
Get Back a File or Folder You Deletedp. 336
Backing Up and Restoring Filesp. 339
Add an External Hard Drive or Flash Drivep. 341
Copy Files to or from a Flash Drivep. 343
Turn On File Historyp. 347
Restore Files with File Historyp. 350
Refresh a Misbehaving Computerp. 353
Reset for a Clean Startp. 355
Indexp. 359

Book description

Help seniors get started with Windows 8 with this easy-to-understand guide!

In easy-to-follow steps, this fun and friendly guide shows you clearly how to use Windows 8. Featuring a large font that makes the book easier to read and magnified screen shots to help make the subject matter less intimidating, author Mark Justice Hinton walks you through the basics of Windows 8, so you can make the switch without a hitch.

  • Explains Windows 8 with easy-to-follow steps and tips for senior readers
  • Covers how to use the Internet, send and receive e-mail, upload and download photos, view video, listen to music, play games, use a webcam, and more
  • Uses a senior-friendly larger font for text and includes more than 150 enlarged screen shots
  • Discusses topics important to senior readers, including keeping data and personal information safe and secure

Get started using the exciting features of Windows 8 today, with Windows 8 For Seniors For Dummies.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 3.1 out of 5★ by 9reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5★ by good for the beginner New computer with windows 8. Somewhat different than my old program so needed a little help to get up to speed. 03/24/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great for me It amazes me that this section is "optional" yet I cannot submit my rating without it.Book is good, price was right, and shipment was timely. 10/30/2013
Rated 3 out of 5★ by Good for seniors The items be arranged a little differently. 11/21/2013
Rated 2 out of 5★ by This book I think is for first time user. I though this book would help me in how to post pictures on Ebay. 07/23/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Looks like it's going to answer all my questions. 05/26/2013
Rated 4 out of 5★ by good for learning great for just learning windows 8 11/07/2013
Rated 1 out of 5★ by Not what was expecting Ordered book, tried reviewing the pages, and did not get the answers I needed. Had to purchase another book with visual ads. 05/01/2014
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