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Computers For Seniors For Dummies, 4th Edition

Computers For Seniors For Dummies, 4th Edition

Nancy C. Muir

ISBN: 978-1-119-04954-8

Sep 2015

384 pages


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The bestselling guide that helps the mature choose a computer and get online for shopping, paying bills, staying in touch with family and friends, and much more!

A first computer can be confusing and intimidating at any age. Luckily, Computers For Seniors For Dummies is here to help the over-55 crowd conquer the uncertainty and fear with clear-cut, easy-to-understand steps on how to get the most out of your new computer. Inside, you'll find step-by-step guidance on getting started, from turning the computer on and using the keyboard and mouse to finding your way around the new Windows 9 operating system. In no time, you'll confidently navigate your way around your new computer to email with family and friends, stay connected on social media, shop securely online, research topics of interest, find recipes and diet tips, and so much more.

The computer has become a household and business mainstay and continues to change the way people communicate, work, shop, invest, and spend their free time. Whether you're looking to use a computer for bookkeeping, making travel pans, socializing, shopping, or just plain fun, this clear and friendly guide takes the intimidation out of computer basics and the ever-evolving technology that surrounds it.

  • Large-print format and drawings make it easy to read and understand
  • Includes chapter openers that present the tasks covered with associated page numbers to help you find material fast
  • Contains the most up-to-date information on the Windows 9 operating system
  • Provides coverage of Windows 8.1 for those who aren't early adopters

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

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