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My Windows 10 (includes video and Content Update Program)

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  • Copyright 2016
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 352
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-407721-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-407721-5

Book + 2 Hours of Free Video + Content Update Program


My Microsoft® Windows® 10 is an easy, full-color tutorial on the latest operating system from Microsoft. It includes 2 hours of FREE step-by-step video tutorials to help you learn how to navigate and customize the new Windows 10 desktop.

In addition, this book is part of Que’s exciting new Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Windows 10, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. The updates will be delivered to you via a FREE Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection. To learn more, visit www.quepublishing.com/CUP.

How to access the free video and web edition:  Follow the instructions within the book to learn how to register your book to access the 2 hours of FREE step-by-step video and the FREE Web Edition.

Author Katherine Murray has been writing about technology for more than 25 years and has worked with every consumer version of Windows since Windows 3.1.  Murray will help you learn how to:

  • Master Windows 10 innovations you like and keep the older techniques you’re comfortable with
  • Let Cortana, your new personal digital assistant, help you find what you need
  • Adjust the Start menu so it works the way you want (not the other way around!)
  • Learn to use Windows 10 on PC or tablet
  • Streamline your browsing experience with Microsoft® Edge, the new state-of-the-art web browser
  • Find, download, install, and work with the best new Windows Store apps
  • Copy, move, and share files using File Explorer
  • Use the Skype app to make super-easy, free video calls
  • Access all your favorite media with the new Groove Music and Movies & TV apps

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

    Versions of Windows 10 ...........................................................................................2

    Highlights of Windows 10 ......................................................................................4

    What You’ll Find in This Book ...............................................................................5

    Let’s Begin .....................................................................................................8

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows 10 11

    Exploring Windows 10 ............................................................................................12

        Logging In to Windows 10 ..........................................................................12

        Touring the Windows 10 Desktop .......................................................13

        First Tasks with Windows 10 .....................................................................14

    Getting Around with the Mouse and Keyboard .............................17

        Using the Mouse ..................................................................................................17

        Selecting Multiple Items ...............................................................................18

        Getting to the Menu ........................................................................................19

        Using the (Real) Keyboard ..........................................................................20

        Using a Touch Keyboard ...............................................................................21

        Choosing a Keyboard ......................................................................................23

        Repositioning the Keyboard .....................................................................24

    Using Touch in Windows 10 ..............................................................................25

        Using Single Tap ...................................................................................................26

        Tap and Hold ...........................................................................................................27

        Swiping Right .........................................................................................................28

        Swiping Left .............................................................................................................29

        Swiping Up and Down ...................................................................................30

        Using Pinch Zoom ..............................................................................................31

    Shutting Down or Putting Windows 10 to Sleep...........................32

        Goodnight, Windows 10 ...............................................................................33

        Shutting Down Windows 10 .....................................................................33

Chapter 2: Windows 10 on Your Desktop and Devices 35

    Adding Devices in Windows 10 .....................................................................36

        Viewing Installed Devices............................................................................37

        Connecting a Device ........................................................................................38

        Removing a Device ............................................................................................38

    Connecting to Wireless Networks ................................................................40

        Connecting to an Available Network................................................40

    Managing Your PC Power....................................................................................42

        Turning on the Battery Saver ...................................................................43

        Choosing a Power Management Plan..............................................44

        Tweaking Power Settings ............................................................................45

    Resetting Windows 10 ............................................................................................46

        Resetting Your PC ...............................................................................................47

Chapter 3: Getting Comfortable with the Windows 10 Desktop 51

    Exploring the Windows 10 Desktop ..........................................................52

        Learning About the Windows 10 Desktop ...................................52

        Using the Windows 10 Start Button ..................................................55

    Using the Start Menu ...............................................................................................56

        Working with the Start Menu ..................................................................57

        Using All Apps View ..........................................................................................57

        Changing User and Profile Information in the Start Menu .......................................................................................................................58

        Adding App Tiles to the Start Menu ..................................................59

        Removing App Tiles from the Start Menu ....................................60

        Resizing App Tiles ...............................................................................................61

        Turning Off Live Tile Updates ..................................................................62

    Searching in Windows 10 and Using Cortana...................................63

        Searching for Content ....................................................................................64

        Setting Up Cortana ............................................................................................66

        Searching with Cortana .................................................................................67

        Setting Tasks with Cortana ........................................................................68

    Tailoring the Taskbar ................................................................................................69

        Adding Apps to the Taskbar .....................................................................69

        Using Jump Lists ..................................................................................................70

    Working with Windows .........................................................................................71

        Window Basics .......................................................................................................71

        Moving a Window ..............................................................................................72

        Resizing a Window.............................................................................................73

        Arranging Windows ..........................................................................................74

    Using Task View ............................................................................................................76

        Displaying and Using Task View ...........................................................76

    Working with Notifications and the Action Center ......................77

        Checking Notifications ...................................................................................78

        Turning Notifications Off and On .........................................................79

    Creating and Using Multiple Desktops ...................................................79

        Creating a New Desktop...............................................................................80

        Adding Apps to the New Desktop ......................................................81

        Closing a Desktop ...............................................................................................82

Chapter 4: Working with Windows 10 Continuum 85

    Windows 10 for All Your Devices ...................................................................86

        Standout Features for Tablets ..................................................................87

        Edge Gestures for Tablets ............................................................................88

    Switching to Tablet Mode ....................................................................................90

        Making the Change Manually .................................................................90

        Setting Tablet Mode Options ...................................................................91

    Using the Start Menu on Touch Devices ................................................92

        Displaying the Start Menu ..........................................................................93

        Tweaking the Start Menu ............................................................................94

        Setting App Tile Options ..............................................................................96

    Cortana to the Rescue ............................................................................................98

        Waking Cortana ....................................................................................................98

        Searching with Cortana .................................................................................99

        Learning the Cortana Tools .................................................................... 100

    Working with Apps—the Touch Way .................................................... 101

        Performing App Basics ............................................................................... 101

        Using Task View to Switch Between Apps ................................ 102

Chapter 5: Customizing Windows 10 105

    Selecting a New Desktop Background ................................................ 106

        Displaying Personalization Settings ............................................... 106

        Choosing a New Background Picture ........................................... 107

        Selecting a Color Background ............................................................. 109

    Adjusting Colors in Windows 10 ................................................................ 109

        Choosing Colors ............................................................................................... 110

        Enabling High Contrast ............................................................................. 111

    Personalizing the Lock Screen ..................................................................... 112

        Choosing a New Lock Screen Picture ........................................... 112

        Adding a New Lock Screen Picture On-the-Fly .................... 114

        Creating a Slideshow ................................................................................... 115

    Choosing a Windows 10 Theme................................................................. 117

        Displaying Classic Themes ...................................................................... 117

    Customizing the Start Menu ......................................................................... 118

        Modifying the Most Used List .............................................................. 119

        Changing Start Menu Settings ........................................................... 120

        Resizing the Start Menu ............................................................................ 122

    Tweaking Additional System Settings .................................................. 122

        Changing the Time ........................................................................................ 123

        Changing Your Account Picture ......................................................... 124

Chapter 6: Securing Your Computer—for Yourself and Your Family 127

    Customizing Your Login .................................................................................... 128

        Changing a Password .................................................................................. 129

        Creating a PIN Logon ................................................................................... 131

        Creating a Picture Password.................................................................. 133

    Working with Security and Maintenance in Windows 10... 136

        Reviewing Your System Status ............................................................ 136

        Changing Security and Maintenance Alerts ........................... 138

        Deciding What to Do with Unrecognized Apps .................. 140

    Using Windows Defender ................................................................................ 140

        Checking Windows Defender Settings ........................................ 141

        Scanning for Risks with Windows Defender ........................... 143

    Turning on Your Windows Firewall .......................................................... 144

        Activating the Firewall ................................................................................ 145

        Changing Firewall Settings .................................................................... 146

    Working with User Accounts ........................................................................ 147

        Add a User ............................................................................................................. 148

        Changing User Account Settings...................................................... 150

        Switching Users ................................................................................................ 152

    Maintaining Your Privacy .................................................................................. 153

        Choosing Privacy Settings ...................................................................... 154

        Setting Location Privacy ........................................................................... 155

Chapter 7: Working with Apps and Using the Windows Store 159

    Getting Started with Apps .............................................................................. 160

        Checking Out Your Apps on the Start Menu .......................... 161

        Pinning Apps to the Start Menu ........................................................ 162

    Finding and Starting Apps .............................................................................. 163

        Finding an App .................................................................................................. 164

        Launching an App from the Start Menu .................................... 165

    Moving, Grouping, and Removing Apps ........................................... 165

        Moving Apps on the Start Screen .................................................... 166

        Creating an App Group ............................................................................. 166

        Naming App Groups .................................................................................... 167

        Removing an App from the Start Menu ..................................... 168

    Working with Apps ................................................................................................ 169

        Exploring a Program Window .............................................................. 170

        Exploring a Windows 10 Universal App ...................................... 171

        Working with an App .................................................................................. 172

        Snapping Apps .................................................................................................. 173

    Closing Apps ................................................................................................................ 175

        Closing Selected Apps ................................................................................ 175

        Using the Task Manager ............................................................................ 176

    Getting Apps from the New and Improved Windows Store............ 177

        Searching for an App ................................................................................... 178

        Reviewing and Installing an App ...................................................... 179

        Managing Your Apps.................................................................................... 180

        Overseeing Your Finances in the Windows Store............... 181

        Uninstalling Apps............................................................................................ 182

Chapter 8: Organizing Files with File Explorer and OneDrive 185

    Getting Started with File Explorer............................................................ 185

        Starting File Explorer.................................................................................... 186

        Touring the File Explorer Screen ....................................................... 186

        Working with Quick Access.................................................................... 188

        Checking Out This PC .................................................................................. 189

    Using the Ribbon ..................................................................................................... 190

        Learning the Ribbon Layout ................................................................. 190

        Showing and Hiding the File Explorer Ribbon ..................... 192

    Managing Your Files and Folders .............................................................. 194

        Finding Files and Folders ......................................................................... 195

        Selecting Files and Folders ..................................................................... 197

        Viewing File Information .......................................................................... 199

        Tagging Files ........................................................................................................ 200

        Arranging Folder Display ......................................................................... 201

    Copying, Moving, and Sharing Files and Folders ....................... 202

        Copying Files ....................................................................................................... 203

        Sharing Files ......................................................................................................... 205

        Compressing and Extracting Your Files....................................... 206

    Keeping Files Safe with OneDrive ............................................................ 208

Chapter 9: Browsing with Microsoft Edge 211

    What’s New about Microsoft Edge?........................................................ 211

    Getting to Know Today’s Microsoft Edge .......................................... 212

        Starting Microsoft Edge ............................................................................ 213

        Exploring Microsoft Edge ........................................................................ 213

    Browsing and Searching the Web ............................................................ 215

        Starting at the Top ......................................................................................... 215

        Navigating the Web ...................................................................................... 216

        Opening a New Tab ....................................................................................... 217

        Searching in Microsoft Edge ................................................................. 219

        Using Cortana in Searches ...................................................................... 219

        Adding Search Providers .......................................................................... 220

    Personalizing Your Browsing ......................................................................... 222

        Choosing a Theme ......................................................................................... 222

        Magnifying and Reducing the View ............................................... 223

        Pinning Open the Panes ........................................................................... 224

        Selecting Your Start Page......................................................................... 224

        Using the Hub .................................................................................................... 225

    Saving Your Favorites ........................................................................................... 226

        Adding a Favorite ............................................................................................ 226

        Importing Favorites from Other Browsers................................ 227

    Saving and Working with Web Content.............................................. 228

        Reading Clearly in Reading View ...................................................... 228

        Saving Articles to Your Reading List .............................................. 229

        Adding Notes to Web Pages ................................................................. 230

        Printing Web Content.................................................................................. 232

    Sending Feedback .................................................................................................. 233

    Securing Your Browsing Experience....................................................... 234

        Blocking Cookies ............................................................................................. 235

        Clearing Browsing Data ............................................................................. 237

        Blocking Pop-Ups ........................................................................................... 239

        Saving Passwords and Form Entries .............................................. 240

Chapter 10: Keeping in Touch with Windows 10 243

    Calling and Messaging with Skype ......................................................... 244

        Getting Skype ..................................................................................................... 244

        Launching Skype ............................................................................................. 245

        Signing In to Skype ....................................................................................... 246

        Exploring the Skype Window ............................................................... 247

        Adding Skype Contacts ............................................................................. 248

        Making a Call with Skype ......................................................................... 250

        Answering a Call with Skype ................................................................ 252

        Sending Messages ......................................................................................... 252

    Managing Contacts with the People App ......................................... 253

        Getting Started with the People App ........................................... 253

        Connecting Other Contact Lists ........................................................ 254

        Adding a New Contact ............................................................................... 255

        Searching for a Contact ............................................................................. 257

    Staying in Touch Through Email ................................................................ 257

        Launching Mail .................................................................................................. 258

        Checking Out the Mail Window ......................................................... 258

        Composing an Email Message ............................................................ 259

        Adding an Email Account ........................................................................ 261

        Organizing Your Email ................................................................................ 263

    Keeping Your Dates Straight with the Calendar App ............. 264

        Checking Appointments .......................................................................... 265

        Adding a New Appointment ................................................................ 266

Chapter 11: Entertain Me, Windows 10! 269

    Fun with Photos ........................................................................................................ 270

    What’s New in the Photos App? ................................................................. 270

        Starting the Photos App ........................................................................... 271

        A Look Around the Photos App Window .................................. 272

        Viewing Your Photos .................................................................................... 273

        Editing Photos .................................................................................................... 274

        Quickly Enhancing Your Photos ......................................................... 276

        Displaying a Slideshow .............................................................................. 276

    Your Music, Your Way ........................................................................................... 277

    Getting Started with the Groove Music App ......................... 277

        Learning the Groove Music App Window ................................. 278

        Shopping for Music You Like ................................................................ 279

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        Finding and Watching Your Favorite Shows ................................... 280

        Launching the Movies & TV App ....................................................... 281

        Exploring the Movies & TV App Window................................... 281

        Finding New Movies & TV Shows ..................................................... 283

        Playing Games with Windows 10.............................................................. 284

        Starting the Xbox App ................................................................................ 284

        Learning the Xbox App Window ....................................................... 285

        Playing a Game with the Xbox App ............................................... 286

        Capturing Video or a Screenshot While You Play ............... 286

        Downloading a Game ................................................................................. 287

Chapter 12: Caring for Your Computer and Updating Windows 289

    Checking for Windows Updates ................................................................. 289

        Checking for Updates ................................................................................. 290

        Setting Advanced Update Options ................................................. 292

    Backing Up and Restoring Your Files ..................................................... 293

        Backing Up Your Files with File History ....................................... 294

        Restoring Files .................................................................................................... 295

    Optimizing Your Computer ............................................................................ 297

        Optimizing Your Hard Disk ..................................................................... 298

Appendix A: Windows 10 App Gallery 301

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This book is part of Que's Content Update Program. As Microsoft updates features of Windows 10, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. The updates will be delivered to you via a free Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection from your account on quepublishing.com. For more information, visit quepublishing.com/CUP.

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