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Table of Contents

  1. The Windows Desktop

    1. Chapter 1 Desktop & Start Menu

      1. The Lock Screen
      2. The Login Screen
      3. The Desktop
      4. Meet the Start Menu
      5. Start Menu: The Left Side
      6. Start Menu: The Right Side
      7. Shutting Down
      8. Navigating the Start Menu by Keyboard
      9. Jump Lists in the Start Menu
      10. The Secret Start Menu
    2. Chapter 2 File Explorer, Taskbar & Action Center

      1. Universal Window Controls
      2. Window Management
      3. The Ribbon
      4. File Explorer Window Controls
      5. Optional Window Panes
      6. Libraries
      7. Tags, Metadata, and Properties
      8. Window Views
      9. Sorting, Grouping, and Filtering
      10. The “Folder Options” Options
      11. Taskbar 2.0
      12. Jump Lists in the Taskbar
      13. The System Tray (Notification Center)
      14. Three Ways to Get the Taskbar Out of Your Hair
      15. Taskbar Toolbars
      16. Notifications
      17. The Action Center
    3. Chapter 3 Organizing & Finding Your Files

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

      1. Wallpaper, Color, and Themes
      2. Screensavers
      3. Turning Off the New Look
      4. Monitor Settings
      5. Multiple Monitors
      6. Virtual Screens
    5. Chapter 5 Cortana, Your Voice Assistant

      1. Setting Up Cortana
      2. How to Use Cortana
      3. What to Say to Cortana
      4. Cortana’s Personality
      5. Cortana’s Cards—and the Notebook
      6. Cortana Settings
  2. The Programs of Windows 10

    1. Chapter 6 Programs & Documents

      1. Opening Programs
      2. An (Unfortunately) Necessary Word on Windows 8 Apps
      3. The App Switcher: Alt+Tab
      4. Task View: The New Alt+Tab
      5. Exiting Programs
      6. When Programs Die: The Task Manager
      7. Saving Documents
      8. Closing Documents
      9. The Open Dialog Box
      10. Moving Data Between Documents
      11. Speech Recognition
      12. Filename Extensions and File Associations
      13. Choosing Your Default Apps
      14. Installing New Apps
      15. Uninstalling Software
      16. Program Compatibility Modes
    2. Chapter 7 Settings & Control Panel

      1. The Settings App
      2. System
      3. Devices
      4. Network & Internet
      5. Personalization
      6. Accounts
      7. Time & Language
      8. Ease of Access
      9. Privacy
      10. Update & Security
      11. The Control Panel
      12. The Control Panel, Applet by Applet
    3. Chapter 8 The Windows Starter Apps

      1. The New, Unified Design of Apps
      2. 3D Builder
      3. Alarms & Clock
      4. Calculator
      5. Calendar
      6. Camera
      7. Character Map
      8. Command Prompt
      9. Contact Support
      10. Cortana
      11. Games
      12. Get Office, Get Skype
      13. Get Started
      14. Groove Music
      15. Magnifier
      16. Mail
      17. Maps
      18. Math Input Panel
      19. Microsoft Edge
      20. Microsoft Solitaire Collection
      21. Money
      22. Movies & TV
      23. Music
      24. Narrator
      25. News
      26. Notepad
      27. On-Screen Keyboard
      28. OneDrive
      29. OneNote
      30. Paint
      31. People
      32. Phone Companion
      33. Photos
      34. Remote Desktop Connection
      35. Run
      36. Settings
      37. Skype
      38. Snipping Tool
      39. Sports
      40. Steps Recorder
      41. Sticky Notes
      42. Store
      43. Voice Recorder
      44. Weather
      45. Windows Defender
      46. Windows Fax and Scan
      47. Windows Journal
      48. Windows Media Player
      49. Windows PowerShell
      50. Windows Speech Recognition
      51. WordPad
      52. Xbox
      53. XPS Viewer
  3. Windows Online

    1. Chapter 9 Getting Online

      1. Connecting to a WiFi Hotspot
      2. Wired Connections
      3. Tethering and Cellular Modems
      4. Dial-Up Connections
      5. Connection Management
      6. WiFi Sense
    2. Chapter 10 The Edge Browser

      1. The Start Page
      2. The Address/Search Bar
      3. Tabbed Browsing
      4. Favorites (Bookmarks)
      5. History List
      6. Cortana Meets Edge
      7. Mark Up Your Web Pages
      8. Tips for Better Surfing
      9. The Keyboard Shortcut Master List
    3. Chapter 11 Mail

      1. Setting Up
      2. The Amazing Expand-O-Window
      3. Checking Email
      4. What to Do with a Message
      5. Account Options
    4. Chapter 12 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. Do Not Track
      10. Hotspot Security
      11. Protect Your Home Wireless Network
      12. Family Safety (Parental Controls)
      13. Privacy from Your Apps
  4. Hardware and Peripherals

    1. Chapter 13 Tablets, Laptops & Hybrids

      1. Battery Saver
      2. For Hybrid PCs Only: Tablet Mode (Continuum)
      3. The Onscreen Keyboard
      4. Handwriting Recognition
      5. Mobility Center
      6. Offline Files and Sync Center
      7. Windows To Go
      8. Dialing In from the Road
    2. Chapter 14 Printing, Fonts & PDFs

      1. Installing a Printer
      2. Printing
      3. Controlling Printouts
      4. Fancy Printer Tricks
      5. Printer Troubleshooting
      6. Fonts
      7. PDF Files
      8. Faxing
      9. Scanning Documents
    3. Chapter 15 Hardware & Drivers

      1. External Gadgets
      2. Troubleshooting Newly Installed Gear
      3. Driver Signing
      4. The Device Manager
  5. PC Health

    1. Chapter 16 Maintenance, Speed & Troubleshooting

      1. The Action Center
      2. Windows Update
      3. Task Scheduler
      4. Two Speed Boosts
      5. Resetting (Erasing) Your Computer
      6. Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
      7. Troubleshooting Tools
      8. Startup Items Revealed
    2. Chapter 17 Backups & File History

      1. System Images
      2. System Restore
      3. File History
      4. The USB Recovery Drive
    3. Chapter 18 The Disk Chapter

      1. Storage View
      2. Disk Cleanup
      3. Disk Defragmenter
      4. Hard Drive Checkups
      5. Disk Management
      6. Storage Spaces
      7. Dynamic Disks
      8. Encrypting Files and Folders
      9. BitLocker Drive Encryption
  6. The Windows Network

    1. Chapter 19 Accounts (and Logging On)

      1. Local Accounts vs. Microsoft Accounts
      2. Accounts Central
      3. Adding an Account
      4. Editing an Account
      5. Seven Ways to Log In
      6. After You’ve Logged On
      7. The Forgotten Password Disk
      8. Deleting Accounts
      9. Disabling Accounts
      10. The Guest Account
      11. Fast User Switching
      12. Authenticate Yourself: User Account Control
      13. Three Advanced Features Worth Mentioning (Maybe)
    2. Chapter 20 Setting Up a Small Network

      1. Kinds of Networks
      2. The Network and Sharing Center
    3. Chapter 21 Sharing Files on the Network

      1. Two Ways to Share Files
      2. HomeGroups
      3. Sharing Any Folder
      4. Accessing Shared Folders
      5. Mapping Shares to Drive Letters
      6. Sharing a DVD Drive
      7. Corporate Networks
  7. Appendixes

    1. Appendix Installing & Upgrading to Windows 10

      1. Before You Begin
      2. How to Upgrade to Windows 10
      3. The Clean Install
      4. Jobs Number 1, 2, 3…
    2. Appendix Where’d It Go?

    3. Appendix Master List of Keyboard Shortcuts & Gestures

      1. General Windows shortcuts
    4. Appendix Colophon