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  • Copyright 2022
  • Pages: 416
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-784176-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-784176-9

My Windows 11 Computer for Seniors

Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do

Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most
Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do
Common-sense help whenever you run into problems
Tips and notes to help you do even more

Over the years, you've learned a lot. Now, learn Windows 11!

We've brought together all the Windows 11 skills you need to stay connected and safe, express your creativity, find new passions, and live a better, healthier life. Our crystal-clear instructions respect your smarts but never assume you're an expert. Big, colorful photos on nearly every page make this book incredibly easy to read and use!

* Get started with Windows 11, whether you're experienced with computers or not
* Learn all that's new and different in Windows 11, including the new taskbar and Start menu
* Reliably connect to the Internet, both at home and away
* Explore the Web with the Microsoft Edge browser and Google Search
* Make and receive video and voice calls with Microsoft Teams and Zoom
* Send and receive email with the Windows Email app
* Shop safely online and avoid online scams
* Find, install, and use the best Windows apps
* Connect your phone to your PC to text, make calls, and share photos
* Stay connected with friends and family on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter
* Store, touch up, and share your pictures
* Keep track of all your files and folders
* Watch streaming TV shows and movies and listen to streaming music on your PC
* Configure Windows 11 to work better for those with vision and physical challenges
* Fix common PC problems and manage Windows updates

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Understanding Computer Basics
Examining Key Components
    Hard Disk Drive
    Solid-State Drive
    Pointing Device
Exploring Different Types of PCs
    Desktop PCs
    All-in-One PCs
    Laptop PCs
    2-in-1 PCs
Which Type of PC Should You Buy?
Setting Up Your New Computer System
    Set Up a Laptop or 2-in-1 PC
    Set Up an All-in-One PC
    Set Up a Traditional Desktop PC
Chapter 2 Performing Basic Operations
Using Windows with a Mouse or Touchpad
    Mouse and Touchpad Operations
Using Windows with a Keyboard
    Keyboard Operations
Using Windows with a Touchscreen Display
    Touchscreen Operations
Chapter 3 Using Your Windows 11 PC
Powering Up and Powering Down
    Turn On Your Computer
    Turn Off Your Computer
Finding Your Way Around Windows
    Use the Start Menu
    Use the Taskbar
    Use the Quick Settings Panel
    Use the Notifications Panel
Switching from Windows S Mode to Windows Home
    Switch from Windows S Mode to Windows Home
Chapter 4 Windows 11 for Windows 10 Users
Can Your PC Run Windows 11?
What's New in Windows 11?
How to Do the Same Old Things--the New Windows 11 Way
Chapter 5 Connecting Printers and Other Peripherals
Connecting Devices via USB
    Connect a Peripheral Device
Connecting a Printer
    Connect a Wireless Printer
    Connect a Printer via USB
Connecting Your PC to Your TV
    Connect via HDMI
    Wirelessly Mirror Your Computer Screen
Chapter 6 Personalizing Windows
Personalizing the Start Menu and Taskbar
    Personalize the Start Menu
    Personalize the Taskbar
    Pin Apps to the Taskbar
Personalizing the Windows Desktop
    Change the Desktop Background
    Change the Accent Color
    Switch to Dark or Light Mode
    Change the Desktop Theme
Personalizing Widgets
    Display and Use the Widgets Panel
    Personalize the Widgets Panel
    Add a New Widget to the Widgets Panel
    Personalize Your News Feed
Personalizing the Lock Screen
    Change the Lock Screen Background
    Display a Slideshow on the Lock Screen
    Change Your Account Picture
Configuring Other Windows Settings
    Configure Settings from the Settings App
Chapter 7 Working with Different Users
Understanding User Accounts
Adding New Users
    Add a User with an Existing Microsoft Account
    Create a New User Account
Signing In and Switching Users
    Set Sign-In Options
    Sign In with Multiple Users
    Switch Users
Chapter 8 Using Apps and Programs
Finding and Launching Apps in Windows
    Display All Apps
    Search for Apps
    Open an App
Working with Apps
    Scroll Through a Window
    Maximize, Minimize, and Close a Window
    Resize a Window
    Snap a Window
    Use Pull-Down Menus, Toolbars, and Ribbons
    Switch Between Open Windows
    Work with Multiple Desktops in Task View
Shopping for Apps and Programs
    Find and Install Windows Apps
    Find and Install Traditional Software Programs
Chapter 9 Making Windows Easier to Use
Using Accessibility Functions in Windows 11
    Access Accessibility Features
    Enlarge the Screen
    Use Color Filters
    Improve Onscreen Contrast
    Make the Mouse Pointer Easier to See
    Make the Text Cursor Easier to See
    Read Text Aloud with Narrator
    Use the On-Screen Keyboard
Using Alternative Input Devices
    Replace the Touchpad
    Attach a Different Keyboard
Chapter 10 Connecting to the Internet--at Home or Away
Connecting to the Internet--and Your Home Network
    Connect to Your Home Network
    Access Other Computers on Your Network
Connecting to the Internet at a Public Wi-Fi Hotspot
    Connect to a Wi-Fi Hotspot
Chapter 11 Browsing and Searching the Web
Understanding the Web
Using Microsoft Edge
    Open and Browse Web Pages
    Work with Tabs
    Save Favorite Pages
    Return to a Favorite Page
    Revisit History
    Browse in Private
    View a Page in the Immersive Reader
    Print a Web Page
    Set Your Home Page
    Select Which Pages Open When You Launch Edge
    Configure the New Tab Page
Searching the Internet
    Search Google
    Search Bing
    Search DuckDuckGo
    Change the Default Search Engine
Chapter 12 Shopping and Ordering Online
Purchasing from Online Retailers
    Discover Online Retailers
    Search or Browse for Merchandise
    Examine the Product (Virtually)
    Make a Purchase
    Check Out and Pay
Buying and Selling at Online Marketplaces
    Facebook Marketplace
Ordering Meals, Groceries, and More for Delivery
    Order Meals Online
    Order Groceries Online
Chapter 13 Protecting Yourself Online
Protecting Against Identity Theft and Phishing Schemes
    Avoiding Phishing Scams
    Keeping Your Private Information Private
    Hiding Personal Information on Facebook
Protecting Against Online Fraud
    Identifying Online Scams
    Avoiding Online Fraud
Protecting Against Computer Viruses and Other Malware
    Protecting Against Malware
    Using Antimalware Software
    Using Windows Security
    Protecting Against Ransomware
Chapter 14 Emailing Friends and Family
Using the Windows Mail App
    Set Up Your Email Account
    View Incoming Messages
    Reply to a Message
    Send a New Message
    Move a Message to Another Folder
    Delete a Message
Using Gmail
    Receive and Reply to Messages
    Send a New Message
    Delete a Message
Managing Your Contacts with the People App
    View Your Contacts
    Add a New Contact
Chapter 15 Video Chatting with Microsoft Teams and Zoom
Participating in Microsoft Teams Meetings
    Accept a Meeting Invitation
    Blur Your Background
    Launch a New Teams Meeting
    Start a Text Chat
Participating in Zoom Meetings
    Accept a Meeting Invitation
    Enter a Meeting Manually
    Apply a Virtual Background
    Leave a Meeting
    Start a New Instant Meeting
    Schedule a Meeting in Advance
    Starting and Ending a Meeting
Chapter 16 Using Your Windows PC with Your Android Phone
Linking Your Phone to Your PC
    Link Your Phone
Texting and Calling on Your PC
    Receive Text Messages
    Send Text Messages
    Make a Phone Call
Doing More with Your Phone and Windows
    Share a Web Page from Your Phone to Your PC
    Share a Web Page from Your PC to Your Phone
    View Photos from Your Phone on Your PC
Chapter 17 Connecting with Facebook and Other Social Media
Sharing with Friends and Family on Facebook
    Discover New--and Old--Friends on Facebook
    Post a Status Update
    View Posts in Your News Feed
Pinning Items of Interest to Pinterest
    Create a New Board
    Find and Save Interesting Items
    Save an Item from a Web Page
Keeping Up to Date with Twitter
    Search for Users to Follow
    View Tweets
    Post a Tweet
    Retweet Another Tweet
Chapter 18 Storing, Editing, and Sharing Your Pictures
Using Your Smartphone or Digital Camera with Your Windows PC
    Transfer Photos from the Cloud
    Transfer Photos Directly from a Smartphone or Tablet
    Transfer Photos from a Memory Card
Viewing Photos on Your PC
    View Your Photos
    Create and View Photo Albums
Touching Up Your Photos
    Enter Editing View
    Rotate a Photo
    Crop a Photo
    Apply a Filter
    Remove Red Eye
    Retouch a Photo
    Adjust Brightness and Contrast
    Adjust Color and Tint
    Apply Other Effects
    Save Your Work
Sharing Your Pictures
    Sharing a Photo from the Photos App
    Attach a Photo in the Mail App
Chapter 19 Watching Movies and TV Shows on Your PC
Watching Streaming Video Services
    Amazon Prime Video
    Apple TV+
    HBO Max
    Watch Other Paid Streaming Video Services
    Watch Free Streaming Video Services
Watching Live TV on Your PC
    Hulu + Live TV
    Sling TV
    YouTube TV
Viewing and Sharing Videos on YouTube
    View a Video
    Upload Your Own Video
Chapter 20 Listening to Music and Podcasts on Your PC
Listening to Streaming Music
    Listen to Pandora
    Listen to Spotify
Purchasing Digital Music Online
    Purchase Music from the Amazon Digital Music Store
    Listen to Digital Music with the Windows 11 Media Player App
Listening to Podcasts Online
    Find Podcasts with Google Podcasts
    Listen to a Podcast
Chapter 21 Using Files and Folders
Using File Explorer
    Navigate Folders and Libraries
    Use the Navigation Pane
    Change the Folder View
    Sort Files and Folders
Working with Folders
    Create a New Folder
    Rename a Folder or File
Managing Files
    Copy a File
    Move a File
    Delete a File or Folder
    Restore a Deleted File
    Empty the Recycle Bin
Working with Microsoft OneDrive
    Manage OneDrive Files on the Web
    Manage OneDrive Files from File Explorer
    Upload a File to OneDrive
    Download a File to Your PC
Chapter 22 Dealing with Common Problems
Performing Necessary Maintenance
    Automatically Clean Up Files with Storage Sense
    Manually Delete Unnecessary Files
    Delete Unused Programs
Fixing Simple Problems
    You Can't Connect to the Internet
    You Can't Go to a Specific Web Page
    You Can't Print
    Your Computer Is Slow
    A Specific Program Freezes
    Your Entire Computer Freezes
Troubleshooting Other PC Problems
Chapter 23 Updating Windows
Managing Windows Update
    View Update History
    Uninstall an Update
    Set Hours Not to Update
    Delay Updates
    Install an Update Manually
Resetting Your Computer
    Reset This PC
Chapter 24 Frequently Asked Questions
Questions About Choosing a New Computer
    How Does a Windows PC Differ from a Mac?
    How Does a Windows PC Differ from a Chromebook?
    How Much Memory and Storage Space Do I Really Need?
    Should I Buy an Intel or AMD PC?
    Do I Need a Touchscreen Display?
    What Does Spending More Money Get Me?
Questions About Using Your Computer
    Why Is My Computer Slowing Down/How Can I Speed Up My Computer?
    How Do I Set Up a Home Network?
    How Fast an Internet Connection Do I Need?
    What Do the Function Keys Do?
    My Computer's Running Out of Storage Space--What Do I Do?
    How Do I Clean My Computer?
    I Just Spilled Liquid on My Keyboard--What Do I Do?
Questions About Using Windows
    What Is Safe Mode and How Do I Get into It?
    When I Try to Delete a File, I Get an Error Message That It's Being Used By Another Program--What Do I Do?
    Is It Safe to Turn Off My Notebook PC Without Doing a Windows Shut Down?
    I Accidentally Deleted a File--How Can I Get It Back?
Questions About Safe Computing
    Do I Need to Buy an Antivirus Program?
    How Do I Know If My Computer Has a Virus?
    What Do I Do If My Computer Is Infected with a Virus?
    I Got an Email with a File Attached--Should I Open It?
    I Got an Email Asking Me for Private Information--What Should I Do?

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