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Laptops For Seniors For Dummies, 4th Edition

Laptops For Seniors For Dummies, 4th Edition

Nancy C. Muir

ISBN: 978-1-119-04956-2

Oct 2015

432 pages


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The go-to guide for learning the ins and outs of laptop computers!

Over 50 and still want to learn how to get the most out of your laptop? Laptops For Seniors For Dummies is your ideal guide. No experience? No problem! This book walks you step by step through the setup, navigation, software, email, using the Internet safely, and more. This new edition uses larger type and larger figures for easier reading, and each chapter opens with an outline of tasks covered so you can find the answers you need quickly. Tips, warnings, and notes are highlighted to help you develop positive habits and avoid common pitfalls, and the uncluttered layout makes navigation a breeze. You'll learn how to choose a new laptop, how to set it up, how to get around the Windows 10 operating system, and how to get things done. Coverage includes information on battery life, wireless printing, connectivity, online data storage, Internet safety, the new Windows OS, synching to your mobile phone, and more!

Laptops allow you to do just about everything you can do on a traditional desktop computer, just without the bulky hardware and the tangled mess of cords. This book will show you everything you need to know about working — and playing —with your new device.

  • Discover which laptop is best for you
  • Get set up and start using the keyboard and mouse
  • Find your way around Windows 10 and the Office applications
  • Safely use the internet for shopping,social networking, emailing, research, and more

Stop being chained to your clunky old desktop computer! Laptops For Seniors For Dummies is the clear, friendly guide to using your new laptop on the go, like a pro.

Introduction 1

Part I: Get Going! 3

Chapter 1: Buying a Laptop 5

Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Laptop 25

Chapter 3: Getting around Windows 10 39

Chapter 4: Managing Power 61

Chapter 5: Setting Up Your Display 73

Chapter 6: Getting Help with Vision, Hearing, and Dexterity Challenges 87

Chapter 7: Setting Up Printers and Scanners 107

Part II: Getting Things Done with Software 121

Chapter 8: Connecting with Cortana 123

Chapter 9: Working with Software 135

Chapter 10: Working with Files and Folders 147

Part III: Going Online 167

Chapter 11: Working with Windows Apps 169

Chapter 12: Hitting the Road with Your Laptop 187

Chapter 13: Understanding Internet Basics 197

Chapter 14: Browsing the Web 213

Chapter 15: Staying Safe While Online 233

Chapter 16: Keeping in Touch with Mail 255

Part IV: Having Fun 277

Chapter 17: Working in the Cloud 279

Chapter 18: Connecting with People Online 291

Part V: Windows Toolkit 311

Chapter 19: Getting Visual: Using Video, Photos, and Camera Apps 313

Chapter 20: Playing Music in Windows 10 331

Chapter 21: Working with Networks 345

Chapter 22: Protecting Windows 357

Chapter 23: Maintaining Windows 375

Index 387