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Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies


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Introduction 1 About This Book 2 Conventions Used in This Book 2 How to Read This Book 3 Foolish Assumptions 4 How This Book is Organized 4 Beyond the Book 5 Part 1: Getting Started With Windows 10 7 Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Windows 10 9 Tell Your Computer What to Do 10 Move the Mouse 11 Touch the Screen 11 Use a Keyboard 12 View the Touch Keyboard 14 Turn On Your Computer 18 Check Out the Start Screen 20 Shut Down Your Computer 23 Start Again on the Lock Screen 25 Chapter 2: Using the Start Screen and Apps 27 Open Windows 10 Apps 28 Switch among Open Apps 32 Close Windows 10 Apps 34 Use the App Bar 36 Add a Location in Weather 37 Change App Settings 40 Search for a Desktop App 42 Arrange and Group Apps on the Start Screen 45 Chapter 3: Adjusting Windows 10 Settings 49 Access the Settings Screen 50 Personalize the Lock Screen 52 Choose an Account Picture 54 Check for Important Updates 56 Make Windows 10 Easier to Use 58 Customize the Start Menu 61 Handle Notifications 62 Chapter 4: Working with User Accounts 65 Connect to the Internet 66 Disconnect (or Switch to Airplane Mode) 70 Create a New Microsoft Account 72 Create a Local Account 75 Switch from a Local to an Existing Microsoft Account 77 Create a Local Account for Someone in Your Household 79 Create a Password for a Local Account 82 Change or Remove a Local Account Password 84 Delete a Local Account 85 Chapter 5: Getting Comfortable with the Desktop 87 Check Out the Desktop 88 Change the Date or Time 90 Explore the Parts of a Window 93 Resize a Window 95 Arrange Some Windows 96 Snap a Window 97 Open a Second Desktop 99 Choose a Desktop Background 101 Pin Icons to the Taskbar 103 Stop Apps with the Task Manager 104 Part 2: Windows 10 and the Web 107 Chapter 6: Finding What You Need on the Web 109 Browse the Web with Edge 111 Open Multiple Pages in Separate Tabs 114 Search for Anything 115 Bookmark and Revisit Your Favorite Websites 117 Explore Edge Features 121 Block Ads on Web Pages 124 Chapter 7: Emailing Family and Friends 129 Use the Mail App 130 Write an Email Message 132 Format Email 134 Send Files and Pictures 136 Read and Respond to Incoming Email 137 Change Mail Settings 139 Add an Email Account to Mail 142 Chapter 8: Exploring Apps for Your Daily Life 145 Add Contacts to the People App 146 Delete a Contact 148 Add a Birthday or Anniversary to the Calendar 149 Search and Explore with the Maps App 154 Remind Yourself to Do Tasks with Alarms & Clock 156 Write Documents with WordPad 159 Write a Sticky Note to Yourself 161 Tweak Quick Status Settings 162 Chat Face-to-Face with Skype 163 Ask Questions of Cortana 166 Part 3: Having Fun With Windows 10 169 Chapter 9: Exploring the Microsoft Store 171 Explore Apps and Games by Category 172 Search for an App or Game by Name 175 Install a New App or Game 177 Examine Your Apps and Games 180 Rate and Review an App or Game 182 Add Billing Information to the Microsoft Store 183 Chapter 10: Taking Photos and More 185 Take Photos (and Videos) with Your Computer 186 Choose Camera Settings 187 Copy Photos from Your Camera 189 View Photos with the Photos App 193 Organizing Photos Using the Photos App 196 Edit Photos Using the Photos App 199 Print Photos Using the Photos App 201 Scan Photos and Documents 202 Chapter 11: Enjoying Music and Videos 205 Play and Copy Music from a CD 206 Listen to the Groove Music App 210 Create and Manage Playlists 213 Watch Videos 216 Burn a CD 218 Make a Voice Recording 221 Part 4: Beyond the Basics 223 Chapter 12: Maintaining Windows 10 225 Install a New Program on the Desktop 226 Remove Desktop Programs 228 Control Startup Apps 232 Explore System Information 233 Check Your Security and Maintenance Status 235 Speed Up Your Computer 238 Protect Your Computer from Viruses and Other Threats 241 Chapter 13: Connecting a Printer and Other Devices 243 Trust USB Plug and Play for Hardware 244 See All Devices 246 Connect a Printer or Other Device 247 Access Device Options on the Desktop 248 Calibrate Your Touchscreen 251 Chapter 14: Working with Files 253 Save and Open a File 254 Find a Misplaced File 256 Add a Location to Quick Access 261 Use File Explorer for Easy Access to Files 262 Create a Folder to Organize Your Files 264 Use Check Boxes to Select Files 265 Add the Undo Button to File Explorer 267 Move a File from One Folder to Another 268 Rename a File or a Folder 270 Delete a File or Folder 272 Get Back a File or Folder You Deleted 273 Chapter 15: Backing Up and Restoring Files 275 Add an External Hard Drive or Flash Drive 277 Copy Files to or from a Flash Drive 278 Use OneDrive to Store File Copies 282 Turn On File History 286 Restore Files with File History 289 Reset a Misbehaving Computer 291 Index 293

About the Author

Peter Weverka has decades of experience helping tech newcomers. He has written on Office and its various applications, Windows, and Internet technologies. He is the author of all previous editions of Windows 10 For Seniors For Dummies.

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