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Learn to:
  • Choose the laptop that's right for you and discover how to use it
  • Get up to speed on Windows® 8.1
  • Browse the web, use e-mail, and connect to social media
  • Share photos and videos

Need to get started with your laptop? Start here with clear, easy-to-use instructions.

Laptops are convenient. They go where you go and connect you to the world — online shopping, social media, trip planning, and keeping up with the grandkids. This book covers what you need to know to use your laptop with confidence. Master Windows 8.1, create and print documents, browse online, follow the news, play music and movies, and do it all safely.

  • Just getting started? — compare laptop specs, styles, and prices and get the information you need before you buy
  • All about Windows 8.1 — get clear directions for using the Start screen, customizing Windows, and using accessibility features
  • Applicable applications — learn to install and use programs and work with built-in apps for weather, news, social media, and more
  • The fun stuff — discover how to play movies, upload and share photos from your digital camera, and enjoy your favorite music
  • Go online — set up an Internet connection, navigate the web, bank and shop online, and store files in the cloud
  • Stay safe — download files safely and use privacy settings to protect your information
  • Keep in touch — manage your e-mail, explore social networking sites, chat, and make calls with Skype

Open the book and find:

  • How to create a user account
  • An overview of the Windows 8.1 interface
  • Advice on managing battery power
  • Directions for installing a printer
  • How to watch movies and play music
  • All about browsing with Internet Explorer
  • Maintenance tips
  • Help keeping your laptop safe and secure

Synopsis:

It's never too late to get up and running on a laptop

Just bought your first laptop and not sure where to start? Here's the book you need. Easy-to-follow instructions (plus really easy-to-read fonts!) help you unlock the most convenient and fun aspects to using a laptop. Get advice on selecting the right laptop for you, learn to navigate the operating system without hassle, and get comfortable with files and folders, wireless printing, downloading apps, syncing to mobile phones, and maintaining security. You'll soon be using your trusty laptop for shopping, social networking, instant messaging, e-mailing, playing games, and more.

  • Helps the growing number of seniors who are embracing technology and often using a laptop for the first time get quickly up to speed
  • Covers basics such as how to use the keyboard and mouse, access the Internet, get familiar with Windows 8, and more
  • Guides you through staying safe online, using various Office applications, connecting to a ?wireless network, working with files and folders, playing games, and, of course, having fun
  • Features clear, easy-to-follow instructions and a large font and helpful images for easy reading

Laptops For Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition is specially designed and written to help you become a tech-savvy senior in no time at all.

About the Author

Nancy C. Muir owns a writing and consulting company that specializes in business and technology topics. She is an expert in helping older adults learn to use technology and has authored more than 100 books, including all editions of iPhone For Seniors For Dummies and iPad For Seniors For Dummies.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: First Steps with Your Laptop 7

Chapter 1: Discovering the Laptop Advantage 9

Chapter 2: Buying a Laptop 19

Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Laptop 37

Chapter 4: Managing Power 55

Part II: Exploring Windows 65

Chapter 5: Getting Around Windows 8.1 67

Chapter 6: Setting Up Your Display 91

Chapter 7: Getting Help with Vision, Hearing, and Dexterity Challenges 111

Chapter 8: Setting Up Printers and Scanners 133

Chapter 9: Getting Help 151

Part III: Having Fun and Getting Things Done 167

Chapter 10: Working with Software Programs and Apps 169

Chapter 11: Working with Files and Folders 181

Chapter 12: Using Windows 8.1 Built-in Apps 203

Chapter 13: Hitting the Road with Your Laptop 217

Chapter 14: Getting Visual with Windows Media Player and the Video and Camera Apps 231

Chapter 15: Playing Music in Windows 8.1 247

Part IV: Exploring the Internet 265

Chapter 16: Understanding Internet Basics 267

Chapter 17: Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer 285

Chapter 18: Working in the Cloud 305

Chapter 19: Staying Safe While Online 317

Chapter 20: Keeping In Touch via Mail 337

Chapter 21: Connecting with People Online 359

Chapter 22: Getting Involved in the Social Net 375

Part V: Taking Care of Your Laptop 391

Chapter 23: Laptop Security and Safety 393

Chapter 24: Maintaining Windows 415

Index 435

Product Details

ISBN:
9781118711057
Author:
Muir, Nancy C
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Muir, Nancy C.
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Output Equipment
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Computer: Hardware/General
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Computers-Reference - General
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
Personal Computers & Micro / General
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Subject:
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Subject:
seniors using a laptop; learning to use a laptop after 50; older adults learning laptops; laptops for seniors; how to use a laptop; laptop instruction for seniors; seniors learning laptops; teaching seniors about laptops; teaching seniors to use laptops;
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seniors using a laptop; learning to use a laptop after 50; older adults learning laptops; laptops for seniors; how to use a laptop; laptop instruction for seniors; seniors learning laptops; teaching seniors about laptops; teaching seniors to use laptops;
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seniors using a laptop; learning to use a laptop after 50; older adults learning laptops; laptops for seniors; how to use a laptop; laptop instruction for seniors; seniors learning laptops; teaching seniors about laptops; teaching seniors to use laptops;
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seniors using a laptop; learning to use a laptop after 50; older adults learning laptops; laptops for seniors; how to use a laptop; laptop instruction for seniors; seniors learning laptops; teaching seniors about laptops; teaching seniors to use laptops;
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seniors using a laptop; learning to use a laptop after 50; older adults learning laptops; laptops for seniors; how to use a laptop; laptop instruction for seniors; seniors learning laptops; teaching seniors about laptops; teaching seniors to use laptops;
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seniors using a laptop; learning to use a laptop after 50; older adults learning laptops; laptops for seniors; how to use a laptop; laptop instruction for seniors; seniors learning laptops; teaching seniors about laptops; teaching seniors to use laptops;
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seniors using a laptop; learning to use a laptop after 50; older adults learning laptops; laptops for seniors; how to use a laptop; laptop instruction for seniors; seniors learning laptops; teaching seniors about laptops; teaching seniors to use laptops;
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seniors using a laptop; learning to use a laptop after 50; older adults learning laptops; laptops for seniors; how to use a laptop; laptop instruction for seniors; seniors learning laptops; teaching seniors about laptops; teaching seniors to use laptops;
Subject:
seniors using a laptop; learning to use a laptop after 50; older adults learning laptops; laptops for seniors; how to use a laptop; laptop instruction for seniors; seniors learning laptops; teaching seniors about laptops; teaching seniors to use laptops;
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seniors using a laptop; learning to use a laptop after 50; older adults learning laptops; laptops for seniors; how to use a laptop; laptop instruction for seniors; seniors learning laptops; teaching seniors about laptops; teaching seniors to use laptops;
Subject:
seniors using a laptop; learning to use a laptop after 50; older adults learning laptops; laptops for seniors; how to use a laptop; laptop instruction for seniors; seniors learning laptops; teaching seniors about laptops; teaching seniors to use laptops;
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seniors using a laptop; learning to use a laptop after 50; older adults learning laptops; laptops for seniors; how to use a laptop; laptop instruction for seniors; seniors learning laptops; teaching seniors about laptops; teaching seniors to use laptops;
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seniors using a laptop; learning to use a laptop after 50; older adults learning laptops; laptops for seniors; how to use a laptop; laptop instruction for seniors; seniors learning laptops; teaching seniors about laptops; teaching seniors to use laptops;
Subject:
seniors using a laptop; learning to use a laptop after 50; older adults learning laptops; laptops for seniors; how to use a laptop; laptop instruction for seniors; seniors learning laptops; teaching seniors about laptops; teaching seniors to use laptops;
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"Synopsis" by , It's never too late to get up and running on a laptop

Just bought your first laptop and not sure where to start? Here's the book you need. Easy-to-follow instructions (plus really easy-to-read fonts!) help you unlock the most convenient and fun aspects to using a laptop. Get advice on selecting the right laptop for you, learn to navigate the operating system without hassle, and get comfortable with files and folders, wireless printing, downloading apps, syncing to mobile phones, and maintaining security. You'll soon be using your trusty laptop for shopping, social networking, instant messaging, e-mailing, playing games, and more.

  • Helps the growing number of seniors who are embracing technology and often using a laptop for the first time get quickly up to speed
  • Covers basics such as how to use the keyboard and mouse, access the Internet, get familiar with Windows 8, and more
  • Guides you through staying safe online, using various Office applications, connecting to a ?wireless network, working with files and folders, playing games, and, of course, having fun
  • Features clear, easy-to-follow instructions and a large font and helpful images for easy reading

Laptops For Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition is specially designed and written to help you become a tech-savvy senior in no time at all.

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