Windows 8 For Dummies Quick Reference

Windows 8 For Dummies Quick Reference

Paperback For Dummies: Quick Reference (Computers)

By (author) John Paul Mueller

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 18mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 6 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118132432
  • ISBN 13: 9781118132432
  • Sales rank: 193,081

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The handy and fast reference for mastering Windows 8 This quick and easy reference is designed for all users (newbies and seasoned) who are comfortable with the Windows OS and need a fast reference to solve a problem or navigate a new feature without context or explanation. It will be the must-have reference for anyone using Windows 8. * Offers quick answers and solutions so readers can read less and do more * Includes new elements such as Control Panel guide, icon glossary, shortcuts and other tools users can leverage to move quickly and efficiently though Windows 8 Get the completely updated and overhauled edition of this bestselling book with a newly refreshed easy-to-use format.

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Author information

John Paul Mueller, a technical writer and editor, has authored more than 300 articles and 79 books. His work has appeared in various tech publications, including DevSource and SQL Server Professional.

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Quick, up-to-date answers about using the web, the interface, apps, and peripherals Windows 8 is all new, designed to work equally well on desktops or touchscreen tablets. If you're familiar with earlier versions or new to Windows, this streamlined guide will help you master your everyday tasks. Discover the steps for moving between the new and traditional interfaces, accessing the Control Panel, securing your data, doing routine maintenance, and more. Getting started -- conquer the new Start screen, find the Desktop, and access and work with the interface you prefer Apps and Gadgets -- use built-in apps, locate your Windows 7 apps, handle compatibility issues, and take shortcuts with Gadgets Safety first -- configure your system and the enhanced Internet Explorer browser to take advantage of new safety features Connect devices -- set up Windows 8 to interact with printers, scanners, and cameras About the network -- create a network connection, join a workgroup, access remote resources, and configure a firewall Open the book and find: An overview of what you see and what you can do Why you need a Windows Live account How to place a Start menu on the Desktop A list of keyboard shortcuts Steps for configuring old applications for Windows 8 Help with personalizing your system Tips on performing administrative tasks A glossary of terms you'll encounter Learn to: Use the new Start screen Download apps from a single store for all Windows 8 devices Work with the Ribbon interface in File Explorer Customize the taskbar and integrate with Windows Live

Table of contents

The Big Picture: Windows 8 7 Part 1: Navigating the Start Screen 29 Part 2: Navigating the Desktop Interface 59 Part 3: Using the Standard Applications 79 Part 4: Working with Gadgets 97 Part 5: Using Internet Explorer 109 Part 6: Configuring Your System 137 Part 7: Interacting with External Devices 163 Part 8: Accessing the Network 181 Part 9: Performing Administrative Tasks 201 Index 227