You and Your Windows 10 Computer: Everything you need to know about your computer, Internet, digital photos and more

You and Your Windows 10 Computer: Everything you need to know about your computer, Internet, digital photos and more

by Studio Visual Steps

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Overview

You and Your Windows 10 Computer: Everything you need to know about your computer, Internet, digital photos and more by Studio Visual Steps


Are you taking full advantage of what a computer has to offer? Only if you really know what can be done with a computer and the Internet, will you be able to benefit from the fun and convenience it can give you.
 
This comprehensive book discuss many topics such as managing files, making usefull settings, using email securely, working with Skype and social media services such as Facebook and Twitter. You will also get acquainted with photo and video editing and learn more about the safe use of the Internet and online shopping. But this is not all, there are plenty of other tips on offer in this user-friendly, step-by-step book. Get started right away and discover what is possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789059054325
Publisher: Visual Steps Publishing
Publication date: 01/15/2016
Series: Computer Books for Seniors Series
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 636,723
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Studio Visual Steps is the publisher of the well-known computer books for Seniors and is dedicated to help individuals over the age of 50 participate in the latest technology regarding software and the use of the Internet. The Studio Visual Steps team of authors is comprised of a variety of professionals, all thoroughly experienced in their own subject field.

Table of Contents

Foreword 13

Visual Steps Newsletter 13

Introduction to Visual Steps™ 14

What You Will Need 15

Prior Computer Experience 15

How To Use This Book 16

The Website Accompanying This Book 17

The Screen Shots 17

1 Basic Computer Knowledge 19

1.1 Opening and Closing Programs 20

1.2 Internet 25

1.3 Email 29

1.4 File Explorer 31

1.5 Adjusting Settings 32

1.6 Background Information 35

2 Folders and Files 37

2.1 Opening File Explorer 38

2.2 The Ribbon 40

2.3 Changing the Display of the Window 41

2.4 The Various Parts of the File Explorer Window 43

2.5 Navigating in the File Explorer Window 44

2.6 Creating a New Folder 46

2.7 Copying Folders and Files 47

2.8 Moving Folders and Files 49

2.9 Creating and Saving a New File 54

2.10 Changing Folder and Files Names 57

2.11 Deleting Folders and Files 58

2.12 Empty the Recycle Bin 59

2.13 Creating a Compressed Folder 60

2.14 Copying to a USB Stick or External Hard Drive 62

2.15 Safely Remove a USB Stick or External Hard Drive 65

2.16 The Libraries 66

2.17 Creating a New Library 67

2.18 Deleting a Library 71

2.19 OneDrive 72

2.20 Background Information 78

2.21 Tips 80

3 Making Useful Settings 85

3.1 Adding Program or App Tiles to the Start Menu 86

3.2 Changing the Size of the Start Menu 88

3.3 Moving Tiles and Creating Groups in the Start Menu 89

3.4 Creating Multiple Desktops 90

3.5 Settings 92

3.6 Changing the Image of the Lock Screen 92

3.7 Changing the Desktop Background 95

3.8 Setting Up the Mouse 97

3.9 Changing the Size of Letters and Icons 103

3.10 Setting Up a Screen Saver 104

3.11 Setting the Sound 106

3.12 Adjusting the Power Scheme 107

3.13 Background Information 111

3.14 Tips 112

4 Make Smart Use of the Internet 115

4.1 Security Settings in Edge 116

4.2 Saving and Arranging Favorites 121

4.3 Searching with Google 126

4.4 Interpreting Search Results 131

4.5 Searching for Information on a Comparison Website 131

4.6 Background Information 136

4.7 Tips 138

5 Safely Using Email and Purchasing Items on the Internet 141

5.1 Phishing 142

5.2 Spam 143

5.3 Hoaxes and Chain Letters 144

5.4 Safe Mail Behavior 146

5.5 Safe Online Shopping 146

5.6 Safe Online Payment Methods 150

5.7 After You Have Paid 155

5.8 Background Information 156

6 Working with Facebook 157

6.1 Signing Up with Facebook 158

6.2 Filling In Your Profile 162

6.3 Viewing and Editing Your Privacy Settings 168

6.4 Viewing and Editing Your Account Settings 172

6.5 Signing Off from Facebook 175

6.6 Signing in with Facebook 176

6.7 Searching for Friends with the Friend Finder 177

6.8 Search directly for Friends on Facebook 179

6.9 Confirm Friends 181

6.10 Viewing the News Feed on Facebook 182

6.11 Posting News Messages 185

6.12 Using the Timeline 186

6.13 Adding a Photo Album 188

6.14 Deactivate Account 191

6.15 Background Information 193

6.16 Tips 194

7 Twitter 195

7.1 Create an Account 196

7.2 Sign In 199

7.3 Deciding Who to Follow 200

7.4 Publish a Tweet 203

7.5 Reacting to Tweets by Replying to Messages 204

7.6 React to Tweets with Mentions 206

7.7 Sending a Direct Message 207

7.8 Retweet 209

7.9 Deleting a Tweet 210

7.10 Add a Photo to Your Tweet 211

7.11 Background Information 213

7.12 Tips 214

8 Video Calls with Skype 219

8.1 Downloading and Installing Skype 220

8.2 Creating a Skype Account 222

8.3 Signing In with Skype 225

8.4 Adding a Contact 229

8.5 Setting Up Image and Sound 233

8.6 The Sound Test 235

8.7 Making a Video Call with a Contact 237

8.8 Closing Skype 239

8.9 Background Information 240

8.10 Tips 241

9 Managing and Editing Digital Photos with Picasa 243

9.1 Downloading and Installing Picasa 244

9.2 The Library 245

9.3 Folder Manager 248

9.4 Viewing Photos 251

9.5 Moving Photos 253

9.6 Delete Photos 255

9.7 Albums in Picasa 255

9.8 Automatic Correction 259

9.9 Correcting Contrast, Color and Exposure 261

9.10 Adjusting the Shape and Size 263

9.11 Straightening a Photo 266

9.12 Correcting Red Eyes 268

9.13 Web album 270

9.14 Background Information 272

9.15 Tips 273

10 Video Editing with Movie Maker 275

10.1 Download and Install Movie Maker 276

10.2 Copying From an SD Card or USB Cable 278

10.3 Checking the Settings 281

10.4 Importing Files 283

10.5 Movie Maker Window 284

10.6 Adding Video Files 285

10.7 Saving a Project 287

10.8 Deleting Videos 288

10.9 Trimming Videos 290

10.10 Adding Effects and Transitions 292

10.11 Adding Music 295

10.12 Store the Movie on your Computer 297

10.13 Publishing Your Movie on YouTube 299

10.14 Background Information 304

10.15 Tips 307

11 Computer Maintenance 309

11.1 Windows Update 310

11.2 Updating Apps 312

11.3 Virus protection with Windows Defender 313

11.4 The Real-time Protection Function of Windows Defender 316

11.5 Scanning Your Computer with Windows Defender 318

11.6 Uninstalling Programs 320

11.7 Cleaning Up Your Hard Drive 322

11.8 Creating a Full Backup 325

11.9 Creating a Backup of Personal Files 329

11.10 Restoring Personal Files 335

11.11 Visual Steps Website and Newsletter 338

11.12 Background Information 339

Appendices

Appendix A How Do I Do That Again? 341

Appendix B Downloading the Practice Files 344

Appendix C Index 347

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You and Your Windows 10 Computer: Everything you need to know about your computer, Internet, digital photos and more 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
NatoshaM More than 1 year ago
Oh my, I'm scared to use my Windows 10! Honestly, I'm confused and with the results, my mom is having, I feel a bit lost on how the computer really works. Everything is different from the past releases and of course, it'll just keep getting different. However, I need to learn how to work the new Windows and that is why the book, You and Your Windows 10 Computer by Studio Visual Steps is here to help! , I honestly always seen these types of books and had an idea that this could be a solution I really needed for anything new on computers, phones, and even tablets! The Studio Visual Steps book is just that visual reference to each part of the computer. I mean if I am starting out, without an idea this book will guide me to everything about the computer, Windows 10 edition and how to use each feature. Plus, some is even useful for older computers, possibly Windows 8 and understanding some things that you didn't know about the computer. I mean a few things are basic and every computer may have these features, but for these books they are great for those who don't have an idea on the new design and if you need to refer to something else while accessing something you need too. I felt this is the best way to get an eye view on each thing I need to learn. If I get lost, having the book I can refer to the specific page for guidance. Many online searches can be difficult and take long to find all the answers or get a correct one. So to have a book with all the details and answers in one place is terrific! Finally, if you have a Windows 10 and scared to try it or lost on how it works then you should take a look in this book, you'll be glad you did!