Windows 11 Simplified

Windows 11 Simplified

by Paul McFedries
Windows 11 Simplified

Windows 11 Simplified

by Paul McFedries


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Learn Windows 11 quickly, easily, and with expert help from a tech education master

Windows 11 Simplified is your from-scratch beginner’s guide to the ins and outs of the latest version of Windows. It’s fully updated to include all the coolest new features of Windows 11 and offers a highly visual roadmap – complete with tons of screenshots and illustrations – to Windows 11 mastery. You’ll get up to speed on the basic, and not-so-basic, features of Windows 11 with plain-English instructions and step-by-step screenshots that walk you through every technique you need to know to make Windows 11 do what you want it to do.

You’ll learn to navigate the user interface, work with and manage files, create user accounts, and practice using the tools that make Windows 11 the most user-friendly and powerful version of the famous operating system yet. You’ll also discover how to:

  • Master the basics, as well as a bunch of power-user tools, with easy-to-follow instructions
  • Learn your way around the interface, File Explorer, the Settings app, and more
  • Navigate the web, send emails, access online media, and chat with friends and family
  • Customize windows to look and feel exactly the way you want it to

With the right help, learning a new operating system can be fun, straightforward, and exciting. This book is perfect for everyone from those with no Windows experience at all to users of previous versions who just need a heads-up on the latest features. If you’re ready to become a Windows 11 master, Windows 11 Simplified is the easiest and fastest way to do it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119893080
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/10/2022
Series: Simplified
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 233,994
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Windows

Explore the Screen 4

Explore the Start Menu 5

Start and Close an App 6

Connect to Your Wireless Network 8

Put Windows to Sleep 10

Restart or Shut Down Windows 11

Switch to a Microsoft Account 12

Install an App 16

Switch Between Running Apps 18

Arrange Running Apps 20

Uninstall an App 22

Chapter 2 Customizing Windows

Pin an App to the Start Menu 26

Open the Settings App 28

Change the Lock Screen Background 30

Chose a Lock Screen Status App 32

Customize Syncing Between Devices 34

Access an App's Features 36

Pin an App to the Taskbar 38

Change the Theme 40

Adjust the Volume 42

Set the Time Zone 43

Configure Windows to Work with Multiple Monitors 44

Customize the Taskbar 46

Chapter 3 Surfing the Web

Open a Web Page 50

Open a Web Page in a Tab 52

Navigate Web Pages 54

Find Text on a Page 55

Navigate with the History List 56

Change Your Startup Page 58

Save Favorite Web Pages 60

Take Advantage of the Favorites Bar 62

Share a Web Page 64

Search for Sites 66

Download a File 68

Chapter 4 Sending and Receiving Email

Launch the Mail App 72

Configure Mail Settings 73

Configure an Email Account 74

Send an Email Message 76

Format the Message Text 78

Add a File Attachment 80

Save a Draft of a Message 82

Receive and Read Email Messages 84

Reply to a Message 86

Forward a Message 88

Open and Save an Attachment 90

Delete a Message 92

Create a Folder for Saving Messages 94

Chapter 5 Getting Social with Windows

Create a Contact 98

Add Your Google Account 100

Add Your iCloud Account 102

View a Contact 104

Edit a Contact 106

Assign a Photo to a Contact 108

Add Extra Fields to a Contact 110

Filter the Contacts List 112

Combine Multiple Profiles for a Contact 114

View Your Calendar 116

Add an Event to Your Calendar 118

Create a Recurring Event 120

Add an Event Reminder 121

Chapter 6 Performing Day-to-Day Tasks with Apps

Search Your PC 124

Write a Note 126

Make a To-Do List 128

Configure Skype 130

Call Someone Using Skype 132

Display a Location on a Map 134

Get Directions to a Location 136

Check Your Weather Forecast 138

Check Another City's Weather Forecast 140

Chapter 7 Working with Images

Import Images from a Digital Camera 144

Scan an Image 146

Navigate the Pictures Folder 148

View Your Images 150

Start a Slideshow 152

Set an Image as the Desktop Background 153

Repair an Image 154

Add a Photo Effect 156

Crop an Image 158

Rotate an Image 160

Delete an Image 161

Chapter 8 Working with Multimedia

Import Videos from a Digital Camera 164

Navigate the Videos Folder 166

Watch a Video 168

Edit a Video 170

Make a Movie 174

Play a Music CD 178

Copy Tracks from a Music CD 182

Navigate the Music Folder 184

Play Music 186

Create a Playlist 188

Chapter 9 Editing Documents

Create and Save a Document 192

Open a Document 194

Change the Text Font 196

Find Text 198

Replace Text 200

Insert Special Symbols 202

Make a Copy of a Document 204

Create a OneNote Notebook 206

Add Pages and Sections to a Notebook 208

Add Text Notes 210

Add an Image to a Notebook Page 212

Work with Notebook Lists 214

Chapter 10 Working with Files

Select a File 218

Change the File View 220

Preview a File 221

Copy a File 222

Move a File 223

Rename a File 224

Create a New File 225

Delete a File 226

Restore a Deleted File 227

Add a File to Your OneDrive 228

Extract Files from a Compressed Folder 230

Chapter 11 Implementing Security

Understanding Windows Security 234

Check for Security Problems 236

Create a Picture Password 238

Sign In with a PIN 242

Set Up a Fingerprint Sign-In 244

Lock Your Computer 246

Configure Your PC to Lock Automatically 248

Browse the Web Privately 250

Chapter 12 Making Windows More Accessible

Increase the Text Size 254

Magnify Screen Areas 256

Have Screen Text Read to You 258

Change to a High-Contrast Theme 260

Apply a Color Filter 262

Flash the Screen During Audio Notifications 264

Make the Keyboard More Accessible 266

Control Windows Via Voice 268

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