How to Do Everything: Windows 8

How to Do Everything: Windows 8

Mary Branscombe, Simon Bisson, Eric Butow

Language: English

Pages: 488

ISBN: 0071805141

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Tap into the power of Windows 8

Maximize the versatile features of Windows 8 on all your devices with help from this hands-on guide. Discover how to customize settings, use the new Start screen and Charms bar, work with gestures on a touchscreen PC, organize and sync data in the cloud, and set up a network. How to Do Everything Windows 8 covers email, video conferencing, web access, peripheral devices, security, and troubleshooting. You’ll also get tips for using the entertainment apps to enjoy music, video, photos, games, and much more.

  • Customize Windows 8, group tiles on the Start screen, pin icons to the taskbar, and change settings
  • Manage and back up your files and sync them to the cloud
  • Share files with a Windows 8 Homegroup
  • Surf the web with both versions of Internet Explorer 10, use tabs, organize favorites, and protect your privacy online
  • Print, scan, and fax with Windows 8
  • Communicate via built-in apps―Mail and Messaging―and add Skype
  • Connect to social networks, including Facebook and Twitter, using the People app
  • Enjoy the Music and Video apps and the Xbox Music free streaming service and video store
  • View, manage, and share photos with the new Photos app―including your Facebook, Flickr, and SkyDrive photos
  • Use all the built-in Windows 8 apps and get more from the Windows Store
  • Keep Windows 8 running smoothly and securely
  • Troubleshoot problems and reset or recover your PC

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just use the power button on your PC). In the lower left corner of the screen, click or tap the Power icon to open the menu shown in Figure 1-9. (This is the same icon you’ll also find in the Settings charm.) You may see up to four options in the Power menu: •• Sleep  Click or tap if you want to save power but have your PC wake up quickly when you need it. •• Hibernate  Click or tap to put your computer in low power mode. This option doesn’t appear by default. In Chapter 18 you’ll learn how to

see the UAC dialog box asking if you want to make the changes to your system. Proceed by clicking or tapping the Yes button. 03-ch03.indd 71 2/22/13 9:30 AM New HTDE design / How to Do Everything: Windows® 8 / Butow / 514-1 / Chapter 3 blind folio 72 This page intentionally left blank 03-ch03.indd 72 2/22/13 9:30 AM New HTDE design / How to Do Everything: Windows® 8 / Butow / 514-1 / Chapter 4 4 Manage, Back Up, and Sync Your Files HOW TO… ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Navigate File Explorer

it takes you to the Security Info page for your account. If you already have extra security information, like a second email address or a mobile phone number, associated with your Microsoft account, you can pick which one Microsoft should use to send you a message asking you to confirm that you trust your new PC. If you choose an email address, you will receive an email message with a link you can click or tap to mark your PC as trusted; click or tap the Confirm button in the message.

which ones are linked. You can drag a tab from one tab group to another; the color coding on the tab changes to show that IE has put it in the new group. Tip If you drag a tab right out of the browser window, it opens in its own browser window. Choose How Links Open If you follow a link in an email message or another desktop application, you can choose whether that opens a brand new browser window or opens a new tab (if you already have a browser window open). Choose Tools | Internet Options,

. . . . . . . . . . . Share Photos with Mail and SkyDrive  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Share Photos to Facebook and Twitter  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Save Your Photos on a CD or DVD  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 291 294 295 296 297 299 301 CHAPTER 14  Watch and Organize Videos  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 Find and Watch Videos in the

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