Год выпуска: 2013 Автор: Lance Whitney Наличие иллюстраций: Цв. иллюстрации Жанр: Операционные системы Язык: Английский Издательство: Wiley ISBN: 978-1-118-41864-2 Формат: PDF Качество: Электронное издание: оригинал-макет Количество страниц: 386 Описание: Windows 8 represents the most radical change to Microsoft’s operating system since Windows 95 was released 17 years ago. With its new Start screen and interface, the latest version of Windows is an attempt to create a single operating system designed to run on both traditional PCs and tablets. But no one likes change. People used to the familiar Start menu and features of Windows 7, Vista, and XP may find Windows 8 challenging and frustrating, at least until they learn all the tips and tricks for navigating and using the new operating system. This book is designed to share many of those tips and tricks so that you can move beyond the challenges and frustrations to take full advantage of the new flavor of Windows. People new to Windows 8 should find this book helpful, though it’s also geared toward those who’ve already dabbled with the new version. Even users who have been working and playing with Windows 8 might still find themselves in uncertain territory. You may be confused or discouraged by certain aspects of the new version. You may be uncertain where to find or how to use certain features. Or you may already feel comfortable with Windows 8 but simply want to discover more of the hidden shortcuts and other surprises lurking about. Though Windows 8 is aimed toward both PCs and tablets, this book is directed strictly toward PC users. Tablet owners can tap and swipe their way throughout the Start screen and Windows 8 apps. But PC users can just as easily navigate and work with apps via traditional mouse and keyboard, a topic covered by several tasks throughout this book. The book is divided into four sections. The first three sections — The Basics, Be Imaginative, and Beat the Clock — are task-oriented. All three sections contain a series of unique tasks, each with individual steps. By following the steps and completing each task, you should gain a greater understanding of Windows 8 and its various applications and features. As the title promises, each task is designed to be completed in five minutes or less. But don’t worry, there’s no stopwatch. You can take as much or as little time as you want with each individual task. The goal is to learn from the task so you can use that knowledge to more easily and effectively work with Windows 8. Most of the tasks are designed to be self-contained, so you can pick any task anywhere in the book, rather than having to go from start to finish. Some tasks refer to other tasks as prerequisites, but those are noted in the book.
Navigating the Windows 8 Start Screen . 4 Pinning an Application to the Start Screen 7 Creating and Naming Groups of Apps 10 Resizing a Start Screen Tile . 13 Searching for Apps, Settings, and Files 15 Searching for Apps in the Windows Store 18 Downloading Apps from the Windows Store 20 Working with Multiple Windows 8 Apps . 23 Shutting Down or Restarting Windows . 26 Putting Windows to Sleep 29 Hibernating Windows . 31 Customizing the Desktop . 34 Using the File Explorer Ribbon . 37 Opening Two Instances of File Explorer . 40 Copying or Moving Files . 42 Customizing the Taskbar 45 Adding a Taskbar Toolbar 47 Re-creating the Quick Launch Toolbar . 49 Searching for Items in File Explorer 52 Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar . 56 Managing Columns in File Explorer 58 Modifying the Windows Send to Menu . 61 Pinning Desktop Items to the Start Screen 64 Creating a Desktop Shortcut for All Apps . 67 Connecting to a Wi-Fi or Cellular Network . 70 Managing a Wi-Fi or Cellular Network 75 Setting Ease of Access Features 79 Displaying Administrative Tools 82 Dual-Booting with Another Version of Windows . 84 Setting Up Windows 8 after Installation 87 Updating Windows 8 91 Be Imaginative 96 Adding a Microsoft Account to Windows 98 Adding a Local Account to Windows 105 Logging in with Different Accounts . 109 Managing Your User Accounts . 113 Changing Your Account Picture . 116 Switching to a Local Account 120 Switching to a Microsoft Account 123 Changing Your Password Protection . 126 Creating a Picture Password 129 Customizing Your Start Screen 133 Personalizing the Windows Lock Screen . 135 Trusting a Windows 8 Computer 139 Syncing Your Windows Settings . 142 Adding Files to Your SkyDrive Page . 146 Using the Windows 8 SkyDrive App . 150 Setting Up the SkyDrive for Windows App 154 Opening Files with Specific Applications . 157 Printing Content from a Windows 8 App 162 Sharing Content from a Windows 8 App . 165 Searching for Content in a Windows 8 App . . . . . . . . .168 Surfing the Web with Windows 8 Internet Explorer . 170 Adding Accounts to the Mail App 176 Adding Accounts to the People App . 179 Contacting People via the People App . 184 Viewing Appointments with the Calendar App 186 Adding Online Accounts to the Photos App 189 Playing Music with the Music App . 195 Adding Album Art to Your Music . 199 Finding Places Using the Maps App . 202 Getting the News with the News App 207 Following Favorite Teams with the Sports App 212 Tracking Your Investments with the Finance App 218 Planning a Trip with the Travel App . 223 Beat the Clock 228 Creating a Tile to Restart Windows 230 Creating a Tile to Shut Down Windows . 232 Creating a Tile to Hibernate Windows 234 Accessing the Power User Tasks Menu 236 Customizing the Power User Tasks Menu 238 Logging in to Windows Automatically 241 Changing the Icon for a Desktop Tile . 243 Changing the Number of Start Screen Rows 246 Turning Windows Features On or Off 249 Forcing an Application to Shut Down . 251 Managing Open Applications in Task Manager 253 Monitoring the Performance of Your Apps 256 Viewing a History of Your Windows 8 Apps 259 Managing Your Start-up Programs . 261 Tracking Down Problems with Event Viewer 265 Checking Your Computer for Memory Problems . 268 Creating a Windows 8 Restore Point 270 Restoring Windows from a Restore Point . 273 Backing Up Your Files through File History 277 Refreshing Windows 281 Refreshing Windows from an Image 285 Resetting Windows 288 Booting into Safe Mode 291 Booting into the Options Menu . 294 Creating a Tile for the Options Menu . 297 Running an Automatic Repair in Windows 300 Adding Another Language to Windows 8 302 Pooling Your Hard Drives with Storage Spaces 306 Using the Windows 8 Remote Desktop App 310 Using the Remote Desktop Connection Tool . 314 Installing Hyper-V to Create Virtual Machines 318 Using Hyper-V to Create Virtual Machines 320