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Table of Contents

  1. TileWorld

    1. Chapter 1 The Start Screen

      1. The Lock Screen
      2. The Accounts Screen
      3. The Login Screen
      4. The Start Screen
      5. Corners and Swipes
      6. Shutting Down
    2. Chapter 2 Customizing the Lock, Login & Start Screens

      1. Adding or Removing App Tiles
      2. Grouping Tiles
      3. More Ways to Tweak the Start Screen
      4. Notifications
      5. Customizing the Lock Screen
      6. Customizing the Login Process
    3. Chapter 3 How TileWorld Works

      1. The Windows Store
      2. Working with TileWorld Apps
      3. Uninstalling a TileWorld App
      4. The Two Task Switchers
      5. The Onscreen Keyboard
      6. Handwriting Recognition
      7. The File Picker
      8. Search
      9. Text: Selecting, Copying, Pasting
      10. The TileWorld Spelling Checker
      11. Help in TileWorld
      12. The TileWorld Apps Missing Manual
    4. Chapter 4 TileWorld’s Starter Apps

      1. Alarms
      2. Calculator
      3. Calendar
      4. Camera
      5. Desktop
      6. Finance
      7. Food & Drink
      8. Games
      9. Health & Fitness
      10. Help + Tips
      11. Internet Explorer
      12. Mail
      13. Maps
      14. Music
      15. News
      16. PC Settings
      17. People
      18. Photos
      19. Reader
      20. Reading List
      21. Scan
      22. OneDrive
      23. Skype
      24. Sound Recorder
      25. Sports
      26. Store
      27. Travel
      28. Video
      29. Weather
    5. Chapter 5 TileWorld Settings

      1. The Six Charms-Panel Settings
      2. Personalize
      3. PC and Devices
      4. Accounts
      5. OneDrive
      6. Search and Apps
      7. Privacy
      8. Network
      9. Time and Language
      10. Ease of Access
      11. Update and Recovery
  2. The Windows Desktop

    1. Chapter 6 File Explorer, Folders & the Taskbar

      1. The Windows Desktop
      2. Return of the Start Menu
      3. The Complete Guide to Ignoring TileWorld
      4. Desktop Windows: File Explorer
      5. Universal Window Controls
      6. Window Tricks
      7. The Ribbon
      8. Explorer Window Controls
      9. Optional Window Panes
      10. Libraries
      11. Tags, Metadata, and Properties
      12. Icon and List Views
      13. Sorting, Grouping, and Filtering
      14. The “Folder Options” Options
      15. Taskbar 2.0
      16. Jump Lists
      17. Three Ways to Get the Taskbar Out of Your Hair
      18. Taskbar Toolbars
      19. The Run Command
    2. Chapter 7 Searching & Organizing Your Files

      1. Desktop Search
      2. The Search Index
      3. Where Windows Looks
      4. Customizing Search
      5. Saved Searches
      6. The Folders of Windows 8.1
      7. Selecting Icons
      8. Life with Icons
      9. Copying and Moving Folders and Files
      10. The Recycle Bin
      11. Shortcut Icons
      12. Compressing Files and Folders
      13. Burning CDs and DVDs from the Desktop
      14. ISO Disk Images
    3. Chapter 8 Redesigning Your Desktop World

      1. Turning Off the New Look
      2. A Gallery of Themes
      3. Desktop Background (Wallpaper)
      4. Color
      5. Sounds
      6. Screen Savers
      7. Desktop Icons
      8. Mouse Makeover
      9. Preserving Your Tweaks for Posterity
      10. Monitor Settings
      11. Multiple Monitors
    4. Chapter 9 Help at the Desktop

      1. Navigating the Help System
      2. Remote Assistance
      3. Getting Help from Microsoft
    5. Chapter 10 Programs & Documents

      1. Opening Desktop Programs
      2. Exiting Desktop Programs
      3. When Programs Die: The Task Manager
      4. Saving Documents
      5. Closing Documents
      6. The Open Dialog Box
      7. Moving Data Between Documents
      8. Speech Recognition
      9. Filename Extensions and File Associations
      10. Installing Desktop Software
      11. Uninstalling Software
      12. Program Compatibility Modes
    6. Chapter 11 The Desktop’s Starter Programs

      1. Windows Essentials
      2. Calculator
      3. Character Map
      4. Command Prompt
      5. This PC
      6. Control Panel
      7. Default Programs
      8. File Explorer
      9. Help and Support
      10. Magnifier
      11. Math Input Panel
      12. Narrator
      13. Notepad
      14. Onscreen Keyboard
      15. Paint
      16. Remote Desktop Connection
      17. Run
      18. Snipping Tool
      19. Sound Recorder
      20. Steps Recorder
      21. Sticky Notes
      22. Task Manager
      23. Windows Defender
      24. Windows Easy Transfer
      25. Windows Fax and Scan
      26. Windows Journal
      27. Windows Live Mail
      28. Windows Live Messenger
      29. Windows Live Writer
      30. Windows Media Player
      31. Windows PowerShell
      32. Windows Speech Recognition
      33. WordPad
      34. XPS Viewer
    7. Chapter 12 The Control Panel

      1. Many Roads to Control Panel
      2. The Control Panel, Applet by Applet
  3. Windows Online

    1. Chapter 13 Hooking Up to the Internet

      1. Connecting to a WiFi Network
      2. Wired Connections
      3. Tethering and Cellular Modems
      4. Dial-Up Connections
      5. Connection Management
    2. Chapter 14 Security & Privacy

      1. Windows Defender
      2. Action Center
      3. Windows Firewall
      4. Windows SmartScreen
      5. Privacy and Cookies
      6. History: Erasing Your Tracks
      7. The Pop-Up Blocker
      8. InPrivate Browsing
      9. Internet Security Zones
      10. Do Not Track
      11. Hotspot Security
      12. Protect Your Home Wireless Network
      13. Family Safety (Parental Controls)
    3. Chapter 15 Internet Explorer 11

      1. IE11 Desktop: The Grand Tour
      2. The Address/Search Bar
      3. Tabbed Browsing
      4. Favorites (Bookmarks)
      5. History List
      6. RSS: The Missing Manual
      7. Tips for Better Surfing
      8. The Keyboard Shortcut Master List
    4. Chapter 16 Windows Live Mail

      1. Setting Up Windows Live Mail
      2. Checking Email
      3. Composing and Sending Messages
      4. Reading Email
      5. Quick Views, Custom Views (Filters)
      6. How to Process a Message
      7. Junk Email
      8. The World of Mail Settings
      9. The Contacts List
      10. Mail’s Calendar
      11. RSS Feeds
      12. Newsgroups
  4. Pictures & Music

    1. Chapter 17 Windows Photo Gallery

      1. Photo Gallery: The Application
      2. Getting Pictures into Photo Gallery
      3. The Post-Dump Slideshow
      4. The Digital Shoebox
      5. People, Tags, Geotags, Captions, Ratings, and Flags
      6. Searching for Photos
      7. Editing Your Shots
      8. Finding Your Audience
    2. Chapter 18 Windows Media Player

      1. The Lay of the Land
      2. Importing Music Files
      3. Music Playback
      4. Playlists
      5. Burning Your Own CDs
      6. Sharing Music on the Network
      7. Pictures and Videos
  5. Hardware & Peripherals

    1. Chapter 19 Printing, Fonts & Faxing

      1. Installing a Printer
      2. Printing
      3. Controlling Printouts
      4. Fancy Printer Tricks
      5. Printer Troubleshooting
      6. Fonts
      7. Faxing
      8. Scanning Documents
    2. Chapter 20 Hardware & Drivers

      1. External Gadgets
      2. Device Stage
      3. Installing Cards in Expansion Slots
      4. Troubleshooting Newly Installed Gear
      5. Driver Signing
      6. The Device Manager
  6. PC Health

    1. Chapter 21 Maintenance, Speed Tweaks & Troubleshooting

      1. The Action Center
      2. Disk Cleanup
      3. Disk Defragmenter
      4. Hard Drive Checkups
      5. Disk Management
      6. Task Scheduler
      7. Three Speed Tricks
      8. Windows Update
      9. Reset and Refresh
      10. Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
      11. Troubleshooting Tools
      12. Startup Items Revealed
    2. Chapter 22 Backups & File History

      1. System Images
      2. System Restore
      3. File History
      4. The USB Recovery Drive
    3. Chapter 23 The Disk Chapter

      1. Storage Spaces
      2. Dynamic Disks
      3. Compressing Files and Folders
      4. Encrypting Files and Folders
      5. BitLocker Drive Encryption
  7. The Windows Network

    1. Chapter 24 Accounts (and Logging On)

      1. Local Accounts vs. Microsoft Accounts
      2. Accounts Central
      3. Adding an Account
      4. Editing an Account
      5. The Forgotten Password Disk
      6. Deleting User Accounts
      7. Disabling Accounts
      8. The Guest Account
      9. Authenticate Yourself: User Account Control
      10. Local Users and Groups
      11. Fast User Switching
      12. Logging On
      13. Profiles
    2. Chapter 25 Setting Up a Small Network

      1. Kinds of Networks
      2. Sharing an Internet Connection
      3. The Network and Sharing Center
    3. Chapter 26 Corporate Networks

      1. The Domain
      2. Four Ways Life Is Different on a Domain
    4. Chapter 27 Sharing Files on the Network

      1. Three Ways to Share Files
      2. HomeGroups
      3. Sharing the Public Folders
      4. Sharing Any Folder
      5. Accessing Shared Folders
      6. Mapping Shares to Drive Letters
      7. Sharing a DVD Drive
    5. Chapter 28 The Road Warrior’s Handbook

      1. Windows Mobility Center
      2. Offline Files and Sync Center
      3. Windows to Go
      4. Dialing In from the Road
      5. Virtual Private Networking
      6. Remote Desktop
  8. Appendixes

    1. Appendix Installing Windows 8.1

      1. Before You Begin
      2. Installing Windows 8.1
      3. Jobs Number 1, 2, 3…
      4. Windows Easy Transfer
      5. Upgrading from Windows 8
    2. Appendix Fun with the Registry

      1. Meet Regedit
      2. Regedit Examples
    3. Appendix Where’d It Go?

    4. Appendix Master List of Gestures & Keyboard Shortcuts

      1. TileWorld gestures
  1. Colophon