Computers For Seniors For Dummies

Computers For Seniors For Dummies

by Nancy C. Muir

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Overview

Computers For Seniors For Dummies by Nancy C. Muir

The bestselling guide—now in a new edition

A computer provides a great resource for learning new things and keeping in touch with family and friends, but it may seem intimidating at first. The bestselling Computers For Seniors For Dummies is here to help the 50+ set conquer and overcome any uncertainty with clear-cut, easy-to-understand guidance on how to confidently navigate your computer and the Windows 10 operating system. Featuring large text and images, it's never been easier for seniors to smoothly click their way around a new PC.

Even if you don't know a mouse from a megabyte, this book walks you through all the steps to choosing, setting up, and successfully using your new computer. Begin with learning how to turn the computer on and use the keyboard, and from there you'll progress to effortlessly finding your way around the new Windows 10 operating system. Explore all you can do with a computer:

  • Research topics of interest
  • Keep in touch with loved ones
  • Shop securely online
  • Find recipes and diet tips

If you've just purchased your first computer and need a plain-English introduction to getting started, Computers For Seniors For Dummies has you covered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119420316
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/25/2017
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 125,790
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Nancy C. Muir is the owner of a writing and consulting company that specializes in business and technology topics. She is the author of over 100 books on technology and business topics, and has taught technical writing and online safety at the college level.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Get Going! 3

Chapter 1: Buying a Computer 5

Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Computer 23

Chapter 3: Getting around Windows 10 35

Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Display 55

Chapter 5: Getting Help with Vision, Hearing, and Dexterity Challenges 69

Chapter 6: Setting Up Printers and Scanners 89

Chapter 7: Connecting with Cortana 103

Part II: Getting Things Done with Software 115

Chapter 8: Working with Software Programs 117

Chapter 9: Working with Files and Folders 127

Chapter 10: Working with Windows Apps 147

Part III: Going Online 169

Chapter 11: Understanding Internet Basics 171

Chapter 12: Browsing the Web 187

Chapter 13: Staying Safe While Online 207

Chapter 14: Keeping in Touch with Mail 229

Chapter 15: Working in the Cloud 251

Chapter 16: Connecting with People Online 263

Part IV: Having Fun 285

Chapter 17: Getting Visual: Using the Video, Photos, and Camera Apps 287

Chapter 18: Playing Music in Windows 10 305

Part V: Windows Toolkit 319

Chapter 19: Working with Networks 321

Chapter 20: Protecting Windows 333

Chapter 21: Maintaining Windows. 347

Index 359

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Computers for Seniors for Dummies 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
SherylGA More than 1 year ago
This was given as a gift to my mother who just starting using a computer. She has found it helpful, resourceful and clears up a lot of questions she's had about how computers operate.
kimkimmyj More than 1 year ago
I got this book for my 82 year old mother who decided she wanted to be more computer savvy. Before giving it to her, I read over it and learned a lot of stuff myself. It was well put together.
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enegizer More than 1 year ago
found this book very helpful. It helped with extending my understanding and using different aspects of my computer.