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Windows 8.1 (Missing Manuals)by David Pogue
Synopses & Reviews
Windows 8.1 continues the evolution of the most radical redesign in Microsofts history. It combines the familiar Windows desktop with a new, touchscreen-friendly world of tiles and full-screen apps. Luckily, David Pogue is back to help you make sense of it—with humor, authority, and 500 illustrations.
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Book News Annotation:
Pogue, a technology columnist and creator of the Missing Manual series, explains the features of Windows 8.1. He describes the tile interface and the start screen, customizing screens, apps, and settings; the desktop, including the file explorer, folders, the taskbar, searching and organizing files, redesigning the desktop, help, programs and documents, starter programs, and the control panel; the internet, security and privacy, Internet Explorer 11, and Windows Live Mail; Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Media Player; printing, fonts, faxing, hardware, and drivers; maintenance, speed tweaks, troubleshooting, backups and file history, and disks; and the Windows network, including accounts, setting up a small network, corporate networks, sharing files, and remote access. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
With Windows 8, Microsoft completely reimagined the graphical user interface for its operating system, which now runs on both desktop PCs and tablets. Now, thanks to the free Windows 8.1 update, those of you who have finally gotten used to the revamped Windows will need to learn all-new features and workflows all over again. Thankfully, Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual will be there to help.
Written by New York Times columnist, bestselling author, and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue, this jargon-free book clearly explains Windows 8.1 features and fixes, such as tighter integration of SkyDrive, new apps such as Movie Moments, and the return of the popular and sorely missed Start button.
Like other books in the Missing Manuals series, Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual illuminates its subject with technical insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity. Its the ideal guide for beginners, experienced PC users, new tablet owners, and those who know their way around a network.
About the Author
David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.
Table of Contents
The Missing CreditsIntroductionPart One: TileWorldChapter 1: The Start ScreenChapter 2: Customizing the Lock, Login & Start ScreensChapter 3: How TileWorld WorksChapter 4: TileWorlds Starter AppsChapter 5: TileWorld SettingsPart Two: The Windows DesktopChapter 6: File Explorer, Folders & the TaskbarChapter 7: Searching & Organizing Your FilesChapter 8: Redesigning Your Desktop WorldChapter 9: Help at the DesktopChapter 10: Programs & DocumentsChapter 11: The Desktops Starter ProgramsChapter 12: The Control PanelPart Three: Windows OnlineChapter 13: Hooking Up to the InternetChapter 14: Security & PrivacyChapter 15: Internet Explorer 11Chapter 16: Windows Live MailPart Four: Pictures & MusicChapter 17: Windows Photo GalleryChapter 18: Windows Media PlayerPart Five: Hardware & PeripheralsChapter 19: Printing, Fonts & FaxingChapter 20: Hardware & DriversPart Six: PC HealthChapter 21: Maintenance, Speed Tweaks & TroubleshootingChapter 22: Backups & File HistoryChapter 23: The Disk ChapterPart Seven: The Windows NetworkChapter 24: Accounts (and Logging On)Chapter 25: Setting Up a Small NetworkChapter 26: Corporate NetworksChapter 27: Sharing Files on the NetworkChapter 28: The Road Warriors HandbookPart Eight: AppendixesInstalling Windows 8.1Fun with the RegistryWhered It Go?Master List of Gestures & Keyboard ShortcutsColophon
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