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Computers For Seniors For Dummies


Computers For Seniors For Dummies


6. Aufl.

von: Faithe Wempen

16,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 23.11.2021
ISBN/EAN: 9781119849629
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 416

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<b>A simple guide to computers that'll show you what all the fuss is about</b> <p>Most people new to computers find them a little intimidating at first. But with the right guidance, even a total novice can be sending email and banking online in no time at all. <i>Computers For Seniors For Dummies</i> is your must-have computing companion, full of crystal clear, step-by-step instructions for accessing websites, opening and using programs, and keeping yourself safe from viruses and hackers. And unlike the confusing "tips" from your son-in-law, you can rely on the <i>For Dummies</i> brand to deliver advice that actually works! <p>Whether you've set up your computer and are ready to start using it or it's still sitting in the box, this book walks you through each and every step you need to take to connect with your family or share your photos with your friends on Facebook. It'll also show you how to: <ul> <li>Research topics you're interested in on the web while steering clear of malicious websites and emails that can harm your computer</li> <li>Shop online in a way that keeps your credit card info secure</li> <li>Find recipes, diet tips, the latest news, or your favorite TV show</li> </ul> <p><i>Computers For Seniors For Dummies</i> is your one-stop resource for taking control of your computer, transforming it from an expensive paperweight into the most useful gadget in your home. Filled with easy-on-the-eyes type and tons of explanatory images, this is the book that will finally get you up to speed on personal computing.
<p><b>Introduction</b><b> 1</b></p> <p>About This Book 1</p> <p>Foolish Assumptions 1</p> <p>Icons Used in This Book 2</p> <p>Beyond the Book 3</p> <p>Where to Go from Here 3</p> <p><b>Part 1: Get Going!&nbsp;5</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 1: Buying a Computer</b><b> 7</b></p> <p>What Can You Can Do with a Computer? 8</p> <p>Get Up to Speed on Hardware 11</p> <p>Input Devices: Putting Stuff In 15</p> <p>Output Devices: Getting Stuff Out 16</p> <p>What Is Software? 17</p> <p>Decide on a Type of Computer 19</p> <p>Choose a Display Type 24</p> <p>Evaluate Your Storage Options 26</p> <p>Consider How You Will Get Online 28</p> <p>Where to Shop for Your New PC 30</p> <p><b>Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Computer</b><b> 33</b></p> <p>Out of the Box: Set Up Your New PC 34</p> <p>Set Up Windows 38</p> <p>Take a First Look at Windows 40</p> <p>Use a Mouse, Trackball, or Touchscreen 42</p> <p>Get Familiar with the Start Menu 44</p> <p>Sign Out and In 48</p> <p>Switch Accounts 49</p> <p>Lock Windows while You&rsquo;re Away 51</p> <p>Restart Windows 51</p> <p>Place the Computer in Sleep Mode 52</p> <p>Shut Down Your Computer 53</p> <p>Create Additional User Accounts 54</p> <p>Change an Account&rsquo;s Type 57</p> <p>Manage Family Settings 58</p> <p><b>Chapter 3: Buying and Setting Up a Printer</b><b> 61</b></p> <p>Do You Need a Printer? 62</p> <p>Choose the Right Printer 62</p> <p>Unpack and Install a New Printer 64</p> <p>Set Up a Printer to Work with Windows 64</p> <p>Set a Default Printer 67</p> <p>Set Printer Preferences 69</p> <p>Manage a Print Queue 72</p> <p>Remove a Printer 73</p> <p><b>Part 2: Getting Up to Speed with Windows&nbsp;75</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 4: Working with Apps in Windows</b><b> 77</b></p> <p>Learn the Names of Things 78</p> <p>Start an App 81</p> <p>Exit an App 85</p> <p>Find Your Way Around in a Desktop App 86</p> <p>Find Your Way Around in a Microsoft Store App 90</p> <p>Work with a Window 91</p> <p>Switch among Running Apps 95</p> <p>Move and Copy Data between Apps 97</p> <p>Install New Apps 101</p> <p>Remove Apps 104</p> <p><b>Chapter 5: Six Great Apps that Come with Windows</b><b> 107</b></p> <p>Do the Math with the Calculator App 108</p> <p>Write Brilliant Documents with WordPad 110</p> <p>Jot Quick Notes with Notepad 114</p> <p>Set Alarms and Timers 116</p> <p>Keep Up on the Weather 119</p> <p>Save Time with Cortana 121</p> <p>Explore Other Windows Apps 124</p> <p><b>Chapter 6: Managing Your Personal Files</b><b> 127</b></p> <p>Understand How Windows Organizes Data 128</p> <p>Explore the File Explorer Interface 132</p> <p>Move between Different Locations 134</p> <p>Locate Files and Folders 136</p> <p>View File Listings in Different Ways 139</p> <p>Select Multiple Items at Once 142</p> <p>Move or Copy an Item 142</p> <p>Delete or Undelete an Item 144</p> <p>Rename an Item 145</p> <p>Create a Shortcut to an Item 146</p> <p>Create a Compressed File 148</p> <p>Customize the Quick Access List 149</p> <p>Back Up Files to an External Drive 150</p> <p><b>Chapter 7: Making Windows Your Own</b><b> 153</b></p> <p>Customize the Windows 11 Start Menu 154</p> <p>Customize the Windows 11 Taskbar 156</p> <p>Customize the Windows 10 Start Menu 157</p> <p>Customize the Windows 10 Taskbar 160</p> <p>Customize the Screen Resolution and Scale 161</p> <p>Apply a Desktop Theme 163</p> <p>Change Desktop Background Image 164</p> <p>Change the Accent Color 165</p> <p>Manage Desktop Icons 167</p> <p>Add Widgets to the Desktop 168</p> <p>Make Windows More Accessible 170</p> <p><b>Part 3: Going Online&nbsp;175</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 8: Getting Connected to the Internet </b><b>177</b></p> <p>What Is the Internet? 178</p> <p>Explore Different Types of Internet Connections 180</p> <p>Identify the Hardware Required 184</p> <p>Set Up a Wi-Fi Internet Connection 187</p> <p>Assess Your Software Situation 189</p> <p><b>Chapter 9: Browsing the Web</b><b> 191</b></p> <p>Meet the Edge Browser 192</p> <p>Search the Web 196</p> <p>Find Content on a Web Page 199</p> <p>Pin a Tab 200</p> <p>Create and Manage a Favorites List 200</p> <p>Use Favorites 203</p> <p>View Your Browsing History 204</p> <p>Print a Web Page 205</p> <p>Create Collections 207</p> <p>Customize the New Tab Page and the Home Page 208</p> <p>Adjust Microsoft Edge Settings 211</p> <p><b>Chapter 10: Staying Safe While Online</b><b> 213</b></p> <p>Understand Technology Risks on the Internet 214</p> <p>Download Files Safely 216</p> <p>Use InPrivate Browsing 219</p> <p>Use SmartScreen Filter and Block Unwanted Apps 220</p> <p>Change Edge Privacy Settings 221</p> <p>Understand Information Exposure 223</p> <p>Keep Your Information Private 226</p> <p>Spot Phishing Scams and Other Email Fraud 228</p> <p>Create Strong Passwords 230</p> <p><b>Chapter 11: Keeping in Touch with Mail</b><b> 233</b></p> <p>Sign Up for an Email Account 234</p> <p>Set Up Accounts in the Mail App 236</p> <p>Get to Know the Mail Interface 238</p> <p>Receive Messages 239</p> <p>Reply to or Forward a Message 241</p> <p>Create and Send Email 243</p> <p>Manage Addresses 245</p> <p>Send an Attachment 247</p> <p>Change Mail Account Settings 248</p> <p><b>Chapter 12: Working in the Cloud</b><b> 253</b></p> <p>Understand Cloud-Based Applications 254</p> <p>Use Office Online 256</p> <p>Access Your OneDrive Storage 257</p> <p>Add Files to OneDrive 259</p> <p>Share a Folder or File Using OneDrive 261</p> <p>Create a New OneDrive Folder 263</p> <p>Use the Personal Vault 264</p> <p>Adjust OneDrive Settings 265</p> <p>Configure Online Synchronization 266</p> <p><b>Chapter 13: Connecting with People Online</b><b> 269</b></p> <p>Use Discussion Boards and Blogs 270</p> <p>Participate in a Chat 273</p> <p>Understand Instant Messages 275</p> <p>Explore Microsoft Teams 277</p> <p>Explore Skype 280</p> <p>Use a Webcam 282</p> <p>Get an Overview of Collaborative and Social Networking Sites 283</p> <p>Sign Up for a Social Networking Service 285</p> <p>Understand How Online Dating Works 287</p> <p><b>Part 4: Having Fun&nbsp;289</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 14: Let&rsquo;s Play a Game!</b><b> 291</b></p> <p>Learn the Types of Game Delivery 291</p> <p>Explore the Various Gaming Genres 293</p> <p>Understand How Game Makers Get Paid 299</p> <p>A Few of My Favorites 300</p> <p><b>Chapter 15: Creating and Viewing Digital Photos and Videos</b><b> 305</b></p> <p>Capture Pictures and Video with the Camera App 306</p> <p>Make Audio Recordings with Voice Recorder 311</p> <p>Find and Play Videos Using the Movies &amp; TV App 314</p> <p>Transfer Photos and Videos from a Camera or Phone 318</p> <p>View and Edit Photos in the Photos App 319</p> <p>Create a Video with the Video Editor 321</p> <p><b>Chapter 16: Listening to Music on Your PC</b><b> 325</b></p> <p>Preparing to Listen to Digital Music 326</p> <p>Introducing Windows Media Player 330</p> <p>Make Your Stored Music Available in Windows Media Player 332</p> <p>Play Music 333</p> <p>Create a Playlist 335</p> <p>Rip a Music CD 337</p> <p>Burn a Music CD 338</p> <p>Acquire New Music 339</p> <p><b>Part 5: Windows Toolkit&nbsp;341</b></p> <p><b>Chapter 17: Working with Networks</b><b> 343</b></p> <p>Plan and Set Up a Home Network 344</p> <p>Enabling Wireless Router Security 346</p> <p>Set Up File Sharing on Your PC 348</p> <p>Choose What Folders to Share 351</p> <p>Share a Local Printer 354</p> <p>Connect Bluetooth Devices to Your PC 357</p> <p>Use Your Cell Phone as a Hotspot 358</p> <p><b>Chapter 18: Protecting Windows</b><b> 361</b></p> <p>Choose Security Software 362</p> <p>Update Windows 364</p> <p>Check Windows Security Settings 367</p> <p>Change Your Microsoft Account Password 369</p> <p>Change How You Sign Into Windows 371</p> <p><b>Chapter 19: Maintaining Windows</b><b> 373</b></p> <p>Shut Down an Unresponsive Application 374</p> <p>Troubleshoot Application Problems 376</p> <p>Repair or Remove an App 377</p> <p>Set an App to Run in Compatibility Mode 378</p> <p>Restore Your System Files 379</p> <p>Use Windows Troubleshooter Utilities 382</p> <p>Reset Your PC: The Last Resort 383</p> <p>Free Up Disk Space 385</p> <p>Index 389</p>
<p><b>Faithe Wempen</b> is a computer and information technology instructor at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis. She designs online technology courses for corporate clients and is the author of over 150 books on computer hardware and software.</p>
<p><b>Make your PC your new best friend!</b></p> <p>Personal computers can connect you to the world, improve your productivity, and make your life much easier. But sometimes it can be tough to know where to start. In <i>Computers For Seniors For Dummies,</i> you’ll find a guide that’s perfect for those with an abundance of life experience who need a helping hand finding their way around a Windows PC. From surfing the web to video chatting with your family, you’ll find hands-on guidance for the everyday tasks you’ll need to understand to get the most out of your new computer. <p><b>Inside…</b> <ul><b><li>Choose and set up a new PC</li> <li>Secure your computer and data</li> <li> Select a suitable printer</li> <li>Work with Windows</li> <li>Manage your files</li> <li> Customize your PC</li> <li>Chat and email with family and friends</li> <li>Surf the web and work in the cloud</li></b></ul>

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