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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Using Windows 8.1

    1. Top Tips from This Chapter

    2. The Start Screen Versus the Desktop: What You Need to Know

    3. Starting Windows 8.1

    4. Finding Your Way Around the Start Screen

    5. Using the Charms

    6. Using the App Bar

    7. Finding All the Apps in Windows 8.1

    8. Switching Between Running Apps in Windows 8.1

    9. Logging Out Of and Locking Windows 8.1

    10. Using Touch Gestures in Windows 8.1

    11. Using Windows 8.1 with a Keyboard and Mouse

    12. Using the On-Screen Keyboard

    13. Shutting Down and Restarting Windows 8.1

    14. Summary

  2. Chapter 2 Using Email and the Internet

    1. Top Tips from This Chapter

    2. Getting Online with Windows 8.1

    3. Getting Quick Access to Your Email

    4. Using the Internet Explorer 11 App

    5. Using Outlook on the Desktop in Windows RT

    6. Summary

  3. Chapter 3 Sharing Your Files, Photos, Music, and Video

    1. Top Tips from This Chapter

    2. The Windows 8.1 Sharing Tool

    3. Sharing with Other People in Your Home

    4. Connecting Windows 8.1 and Your Xbox

    5. Connecting to Other Devices in Your Home

    6. Summary

  4. Chapter 4 Downloading and Using Apps and Programs

    1. Top Tips from This Chapter

    2. Using the Windows Store

    3. Organizing App Icons on the Start Screen

    4. Viewing All Your Installed Apps and Programs

    5. Switching Between Running Apps and Programs

    6. Viewing Apps Side by Side

    7. Viewing Two Desktop Windows Side by Side

    8. Uninstalling Apps and Programs in Windows 8.1

    9. Summary

  5. Chapter 5 Watching and Listening to Your Videos and Music

    1. Top Tips from This Chapter

    2. Watching Your Videos in Windows 8.1

    3. Playing Your Music in Windows 8.1

    4. Using Windows Media Player

    5. Summary

  6. Chapter 6 Importing, Viewing, and Editing Your Photographs and Videos

    1. Top Tips from This Chapter

    2. Importing Photos and Video from Your Digital Camera

    3. Advanced Photo and Video Import Using Windows Photo Gallery

    4. Viewing Your Photos in Windows 8.1

    5. Editing Your Photos in Windows Photo Gallery

    6. Using Your Lock Screen as a Digital Photo Frame

    7. Summary

  7. Chapter 7 Personalizing your Windows 8.1 Experience

    1. Top Tips from this Chapter

    2. Personalizing the Start screen

    3. Personalizing the Desktop

    4. Making Things on Your Screen Larger or Smaller

    5. Making Windows 8.1 Easier to Use

    6. Personalizing the Lock Screen

    7. Start Your PC Direct to the Desktop

    8. Summary

  8. Chapter 8 Connecting To and Using Extra Hardware with Your Computer

    1. Top Tips from This Chapter

    2. Attaching and Using a Printer

    3. Setting the Default Printer

    4. Printing in Windows 8.1

    5. Connecting to Network Storage and Devices

    6. Using a Second Screen with Your Computer

    7. Summary

  9. Chapter 9 Using Windows 8.1 for Work

    1. Top Tips from This Chapter

    2. Using Microsoft Office in Windows 8.1

    3. Using the Desktop in Windows 8.1

    4. Maximizing Battery Life on Your Laptop or Tablet

    5. Summary

  10. Chapter 10 Using Older Software and Programs

    1. Top Tips from This Chapter

    2. Windows Tablets and Desktop Programs

    3. Installing Desktop Programs in Windows 8.1

    4. Running Programs on the Windows Desktop

    5. Uninstalling Desktop Programs in Windows 8.1

    6. Summary

  11. Chapter 11 Keeping You and Your Family Safe

    1. Top Tips from This Chapter

    2. Setting Up Additional Users on Your Computer

    3. Viruses, Malware, and Phishing Explained

    4. Using Windows Defender to Keep Your Computer Safe

    5. Browsing Safely with Internet Explorer 11

    6. Setting Up and Using Family Safety

    7. Summary

  12. Chapter 12 Keeping Your Computer Running Smoothly

    1. Top Tips from This Chapter

    2. How to Keep Your Files Backed Up

    3. Refreshing Windows 8.1

    4. Creating a Recovery Drive

    5. Refreshing Windows 8.1 from a Recovery Drive

    6. Using System Restore to Rescue Windows

    7. Maintaining Windows 8.1

    8. Summary

  13. Chapter 13 More Top Tips for Using Windows 8

    1. Use a Picture Password

    2. Use a Secure Password

    3. Use Libraries in Windows 8.1

    4. Reinstall all Your Apps in One Go

    5. Get Extra Information from the Start Screen

    6. Bookmark Web Pages and App Information to Read Later

    7. Make Sure You Keep Regular Backups

    8. Start Your PC Directly to the Desktop

    9. Create a Custom Refresh Image

    10. Using the Calendar and Clocks on the Desktop Taskbar

    11. Choosing the Programs that Open Files

    12. Managing Your Default Sound Devices

    13. Turn It Off and On Again

    14. Summary

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