Windows 11 For Seniors For Dummies

Windows 11 For Seniors For Dummies

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Don't call your tech guru for help-get this book and help yourself! What do you want to do with your Windows computer? Sign up for Facebook to keep up with your friends? Watch a video taken during the latest family trip? Find your latest email messages with a single click of the mouse? Look no further than Windows 11 For Seniors For Dummies to discover how to do these tasks and others that you depend on a daily basis. With this guide to the popular operating system, you find the clear and easy instructions to checking tech tasks off your to-do list.

This book focuses on giving you the steps-with plenty of helpful illustrations-you need to complete the essential tasks that you perform throughout your day, like connecting with friends on social media, customizing your Windows 11 desktop with personal photos, and emailing the family about weekend plans. You also find out how to navigate Windows 11 and enhance it with the apps and widgets that you use. Other topics include:

Adding shortcuts to favorite apps
Personalizing your desktop
Creating your private Windows account
Setting up the email app
Having news delivered to your desktop
Chasing down lost files
Tweaking your digital photos
Setting your security and forgetting about it

Reach for Windows 11 For Seniors For Dummies whether you need a basic introduction to Windows, want a refresher on Windows 11, or have a question you want answered right away. You can then spend less time looking for help on how your computer works and more time enjoying the fun parts of life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 189 x 231 x 19mm | 598g
  • New York, United States
  • English, Undetermined
  • 1119846501
  • 9781119846505
  • 52,998

Back cover copy

Get clear on Windows(R) with this transparent guide

Nobody wants to waste time learning how to navigate their computer's operating system when they just want to get things done. Fortunately this book's clear, simple steps help you get past the pitfalls of the Windows 11 operating system and onto more important tasks. Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi, edit photos, find apps, and get together with others through online chat. You also discover how to make your photos and other files easier to find. This book offers easy-to-read print and helpful illustrations, letting you skip the nonsense and get things done with Windows 11.

Inside... Customize your computer Adjust your screen settings Connect using Microsoft Teams Troubleshoot common issues Find and organize your files Get groovy with music and video Install apps on your PC Use widgets and other fun tools
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Table of contents

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 11 7

Chapter 1: Getting Acquainted with Windows 11 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 16

Check Out the Start Screen 18

Shut Down Your Computer 22

Start Again on the Lock Screen 23

Chapter 2: Using the Start Screen, Apps, and Widgets 25

Open Windows 11 Apps 26

Use the App Bar 30

Add a Location in Weather 32

Change App Settings 34

Search for an App 35

Pin and Unpin Apps on the Start Screen 38

Arrange Apps on the Start Screen 40

Uninstall an App 40

Use the Widgets Panel 41

Remove and Reorganize Widgets 44

Customize a Widget 45

Chapter 3: Adjusting Windows 11 Settings 49

Access the Settings Screen 50

Personalize the Lock Screen 52

Choose an Account Picture 54

Check for Important Updates 56

Make Windows 11 Easier to Use 57

Customize the Start Menu 61

Handle Notifications 63

Chapter 4: Working with User Accounts 65

Connect to the Internet 66

Disconnect (or Switch to Airplane Mode) 70

Create a New Microsoft Account 71

Create a Local Account 74

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 83

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 95

Use Snap Layouts 97

Open a Second Desktop 99

Choose a Desktop Background 100

Pin Icons to the Taskbar 102

Stop Apps with the Task Manager 103

Part 2: Windows 11 and the Web 105

Chapter 6: Finding What You Need on the Web 107

Browse the Web with Edge 108

Open Multiple Pages in Separate Tabs 112

Search for Anything 113

Bookmark and Revisit Your Favorite Websites 115

Explore Edge Features 119

Block Ads on Web Pages 123

Chapter 7: Emailing Family and Friends 127

Use the Mail App 128

Write an Email Message 130

Format Email 132

Send Files and Pictures 134

Read and Respond to Incoming Email 136

Change Mail Settings 138

Add an Email Account to Mail 140

Create Email Folders 142

Organize Email in Folders 142

Chapter 8: Connecting with Microsoft Teams 145

Use Chat 146

Chat in Teams 150

Respond to Activity 151

Manage Chats 153

Start a Meeting 155

Schedule a Meeting 159

Manage Teams Settings 160

Chapter 9: Exploring Apps for Your Daily Life 163

Add a Task with Microsoft To Do 164

Edit a Task 166

Create a List 168

Add a Birthday or Anniversary to the Calendar 170

Search and Explore with the Maps App 174

Stay on Time with the Clock App 177

Write Documents with WordPad 179

Write a Sticky Note to Yourself 181

Chat Face-to-Face with Skype 182

Ask Questions of Cortana 184

Part 3: Having Fun with Windows 11 187

Chapter 10: Exploring the Microsoft Store 189

Explore Apps and Games by Category 190

Search for an App or Game by Name 193

Install a New App or Game 195

Examine Your Apps and Games 198

Rate and Review an App or Game 199

Uninstalling an App 201

Add Billing Information to the Microsoft Store 202

Chapter 11: Taking Photos and More 205

Take Photos (and Videos) with Your Computer 206

Choose Camera Settings 208

Copy Photos from Your Camera 210

View Photos with the Photos App 214

Organizing Photos Using the Photos App 217

Edit Photos Using the Photos App 219

Print Photos Using the Photos App 222

Scan Photos and Documents 223

Chapter 12: Enjoying Music and Videos 227

Play and Copy Music from a CD 228

Listen to the Groove Music App 231

Create and Manage Playlists 236

Watch Videos 238

Burn a CD 240

Make a Voice Recording 243

Part 4: Beyond the Basics 245

Chapter 13: Maintaining Windows 11 247

Install a New Program 248

Remove a Programs 250

Control Startup Apps 254

Explore System Information 256

Check Your Security and Maintenance Status 257

Speed Up Your Computer 261

Protect Your Computer from Viruses and Other Threats 264

Chapter 14: Connecting a Printer and Other Devices 267

Trust USB Plug and Play for Hardware 268

See All Devices 270

Connect a Printer or Other Device 272

Access Device Options 273

Calibrate Your Touchscreen 276

Chapter 15: Working with Files 279

Save and Open a File 280

Find a Misplaced File 282

Add a Location to Quick Access 287

Use File Explorer for Easy Access to Files 289

Create a Folder to Organize Your Files 291

Use Check Boxes to Select Files 293

Undo or Redo an Action 295

Move a File from One Folder to Another 296

Rename a File or a Folder 296

Delete a File or Folder 298

Get Back a File or Folder You Deleted 299

Chapter 16: Backing Up and Restoring Files 301

Add an External Hard Drive or Flash Drive 303

Copy Files to or from a Flash Drive 304

Use OneDrive to Store File Copies 308

Turn On File History 312

Restore Files with File History 315

Reset a Misbehaving Computer 317

Index 321
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About C Simmons

Curt Simmons is a bestselling author who has written nearly 100 technology books. He also develops courseware on Microsoft products and photography. He enjoys helping people understand their computers and other devices.
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