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Windows 8 On Demand


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  • Spend less time reading, more time learning! Master Windows 8 visually, from start to finish - fast!
  • Windows 8 will have the biggest changes to Windows since Windows 3.1
  • Users will need help learning the new Metro interface, and the full-color visual instructional style of the On Demand series is perfectly suited to teaching Metro
  • Features real-world projects, step-by-step tutorials, and in-depth workshops in logically laid-out, 4-color pages


  • Copyright 2013
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4999-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4999-4

Need answers quickly? Windows 8 on Demand provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. We will show you exactly what to do through lots of full color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions.

Inside the Book

• Master the Windows 8 user experience

• Perform instant searches to find what you need

• Manage files and information with the Desktop and Windows apps

• Browse the Web, search for information, and get instant updates

• Use Windows apps to get news, finance, sports, travel, and weather

• Use Windows apps to work with mail, instant messages, contacts, photos, music, and videos

• Protect your device from Internet or network intruders

• Share files and media on a HomeGroup or network

• Set multiple users and parent controls

• Customize, fine-tune, and administer Windows 8

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Sample Content

Online Sample Chapter

Managing Files and Folders in Windows 8

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Table of Contents

Introduction    xvii

1  Getting Started with Windows 8    1

Introducing Windows 8    2 New!

Starting Windows 8    3 New!

Using the Mouse or Gestures    4 New!

Exploring the Start Screen    6 New!

Using the Start Bar 8 New!

Using the Charm Bar    9 New!

Working with the Desktop    10 New!

Using the Desktop Taskbar    12 New!

Managing Desktop Windows    14

Using Tabs, Menus, and Toolbars    16

Choosing Dialog Box Options    17

Using Windows Help and Support    18 New!

Switching Users    20 New!

Powering Down    22

2  Working with Windows Metro Apps    23

Displaying All Your Apps    24 New!

Searching for Apps    26 New!

Using Different Apps    28 New!

Starting and Closing Apps    29 New!

Using the Apps Bar    30 New!

Changing Apps Settings    31 New!

Working with Multiple Apps    32 New!

Working with Apps Side by Side    33 New!

Sharing Between Apps    34 New!

Installing Apps from the Store    36 New!

Updating Apps    38 New!

Uninstalling Apps    39 New!

Customizing Apps on the Start Screen    40 New!

Grouping Apps on the Start Screen    42 New!

Setting Notification Options for Apps    44 New!

Setting Search Options for Apps    45 New!

Setting Privacy Options for Apps    46 New!

3  Managing Files and Folders in the Desktop    47

Using the Explorer Window    48 New!

Changing the Explorer Window View    49 New!

Using the Ribbon    50 New!

Choosing Commands    51 New!

Opening and Viewing the Computer    52

Viewing and Opening Documents    54

Working with Libraries    56

Working with Personal Folders    58

Navigating Between Folders    59

Viewing the Folders List    60

Changing the Explorer Layout    61

Customizing the Navigation Pane    62

Organizing Files by Headings    63

Sorting and Groupi


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