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Laptops for Dummies.

By: Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Edition: 6th edDescription: 1 online resource (339 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9781119041825
Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Laptops for DummiesDDC classification:
  • 004.16
LOC classification:
  • QA76.5.G665 2016
Online resources:
Contents:
Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- About This Book -- And Just Who Are You? -- Icons Used in This Book -- Where to Go from Here -- Part I This Laptop Thing -- Chapter 1 The Portable Computing Quest -- The History of Portable Computing -- The Xerox Dynabook -- The Osborne 1 -- The loveable luggables -- The Model 100 -- The lunch buckets -- Dawn of the PC laptop -- The search for light -- Modern Laptops -- The notebook -- The subnotebook -- The tablet PC -- Chapter 2 A Laptop of Your Own -- Do You Need a Laptop? -- Why you need a laptop -- Why you don't need a laptop -- Laptop Shopping -- Things to ignore when buying a laptop -- Things to heed when buying a laptop -- Software for Your Laptop -- The operating system -- Other software -- Laptop Hardware Buying Decisions -- Important laptop hardware guts -- Communications options -- The green laptop -- Service, Support, and Warranty -- The Final Step: Buying Your Laptop -- Part II Say Hello to Your Laptop -- Chapter 3 From Laptop Box to Lap -- Laptop Box 101 -- Removing the laptop from the box -- How long should I keep the box? -- Sending in the warranty -- Set Up Your Laptop -- Finding a place for the laptop -- Charging the battery -- Should I plug the laptop into a UPS? -- Bye‐Bye, Old Laptop -- Deciding when to retire an old laptop -- Disposing of the old laptop -- What to Do Next -- Chapter 4 To Turn On a Laptop -- Turn On Your Laptop -- Step 1: Open the lid -- Step 2: Adjust the lid for optimal viewing -- Step 3: Locate the power button -- Step 4: Punch the power button -- It's Windows! -- Running Windows for the first time -- Activating Windows -- Signing in to Windows -- What's Next? -- Migrating your files -- Reinstalling your favorite software -- Adding other accounts -- Chapter 5 To Turn Off a Laptop -- End Your Laptop Day.
Keeping the laptop on all the time -- Finding the shutdown options -- Shutting down your laptop -- Restarting Windows -- Putting Mr. Laptop to sleep -- Hibernating the laptop -- Locking Windows -- Signing out of Windows -- Switching to another user -- Shutting down when the laptop doesn't want to -- Shutdown Options and Configuration -- Setting the power button's function -- Determining what happens when you shut the lid -- Activating hibernation -- Chapter 6 Traditional Laptop Tour -- Around Your Laptop -- Finding the optical drive -- Locating removable storage slots -- Attaching the laptop to something sturdy -- Keeping the air circulating -- Discovering the webcam -- Those Pluggable‐Innable Holes -- Look at the Pretty Lights! -- This Isn't Your Daddy's Keyboard -- Exploring the keyboard layout -- Finding the secret numeric keypad -- Having fun with the Fn key -- Tolerating weird and specific keys -- This Isn't Your Momma's Mouse -- Using a touchpad -- Working the Lenovo TrackPoint mouse -- Obtaining a real mouse -- Chapter 7 The Tablet PC Tour -- Tablet PC Types -- The Tablet PC Tour -- The Pen Is Mightier than the Mouse -- Introducing the digital pen -- Finding the pen -- Using the pen as a mouse -- Touchscreen Text Typing -- Summoning the touch keyboard -- Exploring the touch keyboard varieties -- Typing control‐key combinations -- Scribbling text on the screen -- Windows Does the Tablet PC -- Special Tablet PC Software -- Chapter 8 Your Laptop and Windows -- The Big Windows Picture -- Viewing the desktop -- Exploring the Start button menu -- Working on the taskbar -- Visiting with the Action Center -- Using the supersecret shortcut menu -- Shouting at Cortana -- Windows and Your Stuff -- Exploring your laptop's storage -- Accessing your user profile folder -- Finding programs -- Settings and Options -- Opening the Settings app.
Visiting the Control Panel -- Using the Quick Settings -- Accessing the Windows Mobility Center -- Part III Out and About with Mr. Laptop -- Chapter 9 You and Your Laptop -- User Accounts -- Accessing your user account info -- Eschewing an online account -- Setting an account PIN -- Changing your user account picture -- Adding online accounts -- The Perfect Display -- Setting the display resolution -- Changing the desktop wallpaper -- Adding a screen saver -- Setting the display orientation -- Adjusting screen brightness -- Removable Storage -- Adding storage -- Using the AutoPlay notification -- Controlling AutoPlay settings -- Removing media and storage devices -- The Software Side -- Adding new software -- Installing from an optical disc -- Installing from the Internet -- Removing software -- Chapter 10 Portable Power -- The Battery Will Get a Charge Out of This! -- Using the battery (or not) -- Locating the laptop's battery -- Monitoring the battery -- Charging the battery -- Using a second battery -- Replacing the battery -- When the Power Gets Low -- Setting low‐battery warnings -- Using the Battery Saver -- Creating a power management plan -- Chapter 11 The Printing Chapter -- The Great Printer Hunt -- Finding printers in Windows -- Connecting a printer directly to your laptop -- Adding a network or wireless printer -- "What is the default Printer?" -- Something Needs Printing -- Printing a document -- Stopping a printer run amok -- Printing when you don't have a printer -- Printing a PDF document -- A Portable Printer for Your Laptop -- Chapter 12 Expanding Your Laptop's Universe -- USB Expansion Options -- Understanding the USB thing -- Attaching and removing a USB gizmo -- Dealing with USB‐powered devices -- Using a USB hub -- Perusing potential USB goodies -- That Bluetooth Thing -- Checking for Bluetooth -- Pairing with a Bluetooth gizmo.
The Laptop Becomes a Desktop -- Using a full‐size keyboard and mouse -- Adding a monitor -- Running the laptop with its lid closed -- Chapter 13 O the Places You'll Go -- In the Bag -- Features to look for -- Things to pack in your laptop bag -- Things to do before you leave -- Flying with Mr. Laptop -- Is your laptop case one carry‐on bag or half a carry‐on bag? -- Laptop inspection -- All aboard! -- Airplane mode -- Air power -- In‐flight Wi‐Fi -- Café Computing -- Find a good seat -- Other tips 'n' stuff -- In a Hotel Room -- Mind the Laptop's Temperature -- Chapter 14 Presentation Information -- The Show Must Go On -- Giving the dog‐and‐pony show -- Setting up your presentation -- Disabling notifications during the show -- Printing out a slide show -- To Create a Better Slide Show -- Starting your presentation -- Driving home your point -- Building a better presentation -- Keeping your audience awake -- Selling a presentation -- Chapter 15 A Laptop at Play -- The Laptop Media Player -- Exploring Windows Media Player -- Running the Photos app -- Using the Groove Music app -- Expand the Laptop's Media Universe -- Ripping music from a CD -- Uploading pictures and videos from a phone or camera -- Taking a picture -- Media Sharing -- Copying media to your OneDrive -- Adding media from your OneDrive -- Connecting to a network media player -- Sharing your laptop's media -- Laptop Phone Calls -- eBooks on Your Laptop -- Part IV Laptop Networking -- Chapter 16 The Networking Thing -- The Big Networking Picture -- Make the Network Connection -- Connecting the laptop to a wired network -- Accessing a Wi‐Fi network -- Connecting to a hidden Wi‐Fi network -- Tethering to a smartphone -- Break the Network Connection -- Disconnecting from a wired network -- Releasing the Wi‐Fi connection -- Chapter 17 Network Life in Laptop Land -- Network Configuration.
Locating network central -- Setting the network type -- Activating the Wi‐Fi radio -- Disabling Wi‐Fi sharing -- Forgetting a Wi‐Fi connection -- Getting the laptop's MAC address -- Your Laptop, Windows, and the Network -- Setting your laptop's network name -- Exploring the network -- Playing with a Homegroup -- Sharing a folder -- Chapter 18 Your Files from Afar -- Files from Here to There -- Walking files between computers -- Using octopus net to connect computers -- Quickly transferring files over Ethernet -- Using the Windows Sync Center -- Cloud Storage Synchronization -- Understanding cloud storage -- Exploring cloud storage options -- Synchronizing cloud storage files -- Sharing a file from cloud storage -- Part V Security and Maintenance -- Chapter 19 Internet Safety -- Security Central -- Viewing the Action Center -- Checking security settings -- Keep Windows Up‐to‐Date -- Checking the update status -- Disabling multiple update sources -- Windows Defender -- Setting up Windows Defender -- Using Windows Defender -- Scanning your laptop for malware -- Dealing with a quarantined file -- Behind the Firewall -- Finding the firewall -- Dealing with a firewall warning -- Safe and Private Browsing -- Browsing in secret -- Deleting your web browsing history -- Location Information -- General Security Settings -- Chapter 20 A More Secure Laptop -- The Hot Laptop -- Before Your Laptop Is Stolen -- Marking your laptop -- Registering the laptop and its software -- Paying attention to your environment -- Attaching the old ball‐and‐chain -- Protect Your Data with a Strong Password -- Back Up Your Data -- Preparing for backup -- Configuring File History -- Checking the backup schedule -- Restoring an older version -- Restoring more than a single file -- The Laptop Reset -- Chapter 21 Laptop Troubleshooting -- The Universal Quick‐Fix -- Restarting the laptop.
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Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- About This Book -- And Just Who Are You? -- Icons Used in This Book -- Where to Go from Here -- Part I This Laptop Thing -- Chapter 1 The Portable Computing Quest -- The History of Portable Computing -- The Xerox Dynabook -- The Osborne 1 -- The loveable luggables -- The Model 100 -- The lunch buckets -- Dawn of the PC laptop -- The search for light -- Modern Laptops -- The notebook -- The subnotebook -- The tablet PC -- Chapter 2 A Laptop of Your Own -- Do You Need a Laptop? -- Why you need a laptop -- Why you don't need a laptop -- Laptop Shopping -- Things to ignore when buying a laptop -- Things to heed when buying a laptop -- Software for Your Laptop -- The operating system -- Other software -- Laptop Hardware Buying Decisions -- Important laptop hardware guts -- Communications options -- The green laptop -- Service, Support, and Warranty -- The Final Step: Buying Your Laptop -- Part II Say Hello to Your Laptop -- Chapter 3 From Laptop Box to Lap -- Laptop Box 101 -- Removing the laptop from the box -- How long should I keep the box? -- Sending in the warranty -- Set Up Your Laptop -- Finding a place for the laptop -- Charging the battery -- Should I plug the laptop into a UPS? -- Bye‐Bye, Old Laptop -- Deciding when to retire an old laptop -- Disposing of the old laptop -- What to Do Next -- Chapter 4 To Turn On a Laptop -- Turn On Your Laptop -- Step 1: Open the lid -- Step 2: Adjust the lid for optimal viewing -- Step 3: Locate the power button -- Step 4: Punch the power button -- It's Windows! -- Running Windows for the first time -- Activating Windows -- Signing in to Windows -- What's Next? -- Migrating your files -- Reinstalling your favorite software -- Adding other accounts -- Chapter 5 To Turn Off a Laptop -- End Your Laptop Day.

Keeping the laptop on all the time -- Finding the shutdown options -- Shutting down your laptop -- Restarting Windows -- Putting Mr. Laptop to sleep -- Hibernating the laptop -- Locking Windows -- Signing out of Windows -- Switching to another user -- Shutting down when the laptop doesn't want to -- Shutdown Options and Configuration -- Setting the power button's function -- Determining what happens when you shut the lid -- Activating hibernation -- Chapter 6 Traditional Laptop Tour -- Around Your Laptop -- Finding the optical drive -- Locating removable storage slots -- Attaching the laptop to something sturdy -- Keeping the air circulating -- Discovering the webcam -- Those Pluggable‐Innable Holes -- Look at the Pretty Lights! -- This Isn't Your Daddy's Keyboard -- Exploring the keyboard layout -- Finding the secret numeric keypad -- Having fun with the Fn key -- Tolerating weird and specific keys -- This Isn't Your Momma's Mouse -- Using a touchpad -- Working the Lenovo TrackPoint mouse -- Obtaining a real mouse -- Chapter 7 The Tablet PC Tour -- Tablet PC Types -- The Tablet PC Tour -- The Pen Is Mightier than the Mouse -- Introducing the digital pen -- Finding the pen -- Using the pen as a mouse -- Touchscreen Text Typing -- Summoning the touch keyboard -- Exploring the touch keyboard varieties -- Typing control‐key combinations -- Scribbling text on the screen -- Windows Does the Tablet PC -- Special Tablet PC Software -- Chapter 8 Your Laptop and Windows -- The Big Windows Picture -- Viewing the desktop -- Exploring the Start button menu -- Working on the taskbar -- Visiting with the Action Center -- Using the supersecret shortcut menu -- Shouting at Cortana -- Windows and Your Stuff -- Exploring your laptop's storage -- Accessing your user profile folder -- Finding programs -- Settings and Options -- Opening the Settings app.

Visiting the Control Panel -- Using the Quick Settings -- Accessing the Windows Mobility Center -- Part III Out and About with Mr. Laptop -- Chapter 9 You and Your Laptop -- User Accounts -- Accessing your user account info -- Eschewing an online account -- Setting an account PIN -- Changing your user account picture -- Adding online accounts -- The Perfect Display -- Setting the display resolution -- Changing the desktop wallpaper -- Adding a screen saver -- Setting the display orientation -- Adjusting screen brightness -- Removable Storage -- Adding storage -- Using the AutoPlay notification -- Controlling AutoPlay settings -- Removing media and storage devices -- The Software Side -- Adding new software -- Installing from an optical disc -- Installing from the Internet -- Removing software -- Chapter 10 Portable Power -- The Battery Will Get a Charge Out of This! -- Using the battery (or not) -- Locating the laptop's battery -- Monitoring the battery -- Charging the battery -- Using a second battery -- Replacing the battery -- When the Power Gets Low -- Setting low‐battery warnings -- Using the Battery Saver -- Creating a power management plan -- Chapter 11 The Printing Chapter -- The Great Printer Hunt -- Finding printers in Windows -- Connecting a printer directly to your laptop -- Adding a network or wireless printer -- "What is the default Printer?" -- Something Needs Printing -- Printing a document -- Stopping a printer run amok -- Printing when you don't have a printer -- Printing a PDF document -- A Portable Printer for Your Laptop -- Chapter 12 Expanding Your Laptop's Universe -- USB Expansion Options -- Understanding the USB thing -- Attaching and removing a USB gizmo -- Dealing with USB‐powered devices -- Using a USB hub -- Perusing potential USB goodies -- That Bluetooth Thing -- Checking for Bluetooth -- Pairing with a Bluetooth gizmo.

The Laptop Becomes a Desktop -- Using a full‐size keyboard and mouse -- Adding a monitor -- Running the laptop with its lid closed -- Chapter 13 O the Places You'll Go -- In the Bag -- Features to look for -- Things to pack in your laptop bag -- Things to do before you leave -- Flying with Mr. Laptop -- Is your laptop case one carry‐on bag or half a carry‐on bag? -- Laptop inspection -- All aboard! -- Airplane mode -- Air power -- In‐flight Wi‐Fi -- Café Computing -- Find a good seat -- Other tips 'n' stuff -- In a Hotel Room -- Mind the Laptop's Temperature -- Chapter 14 Presentation Information -- The Show Must Go On -- Giving the dog‐and‐pony show -- Setting up your presentation -- Disabling notifications during the show -- Printing out a slide show -- To Create a Better Slide Show -- Starting your presentation -- Driving home your point -- Building a better presentation -- Keeping your audience awake -- Selling a presentation -- Chapter 15 A Laptop at Play -- The Laptop Media Player -- Exploring Windows Media Player -- Running the Photos app -- Using the Groove Music app -- Expand the Laptop's Media Universe -- Ripping music from a CD -- Uploading pictures and videos from a phone or camera -- Taking a picture -- Media Sharing -- Copying media to your OneDrive -- Adding media from your OneDrive -- Connecting to a network media player -- Sharing your laptop's media -- Laptop Phone Calls -- eBooks on Your Laptop -- Part IV Laptop Networking -- Chapter 16 The Networking Thing -- The Big Networking Picture -- Make the Network Connection -- Connecting the laptop to a wired network -- Accessing a Wi‐Fi network -- Connecting to a hidden Wi‐Fi network -- Tethering to a smartphone -- Break the Network Connection -- Disconnecting from a wired network -- Releasing the Wi‐Fi connection -- Chapter 17 Network Life in Laptop Land -- Network Configuration.

Locating network central -- Setting the network type -- Activating the Wi‐Fi radio -- Disabling Wi‐Fi sharing -- Forgetting a Wi‐Fi connection -- Getting the laptop's MAC address -- Your Laptop, Windows, and the Network -- Setting your laptop's network name -- Exploring the network -- Playing with a Homegroup -- Sharing a folder -- Chapter 18 Your Files from Afar -- Files from Here to There -- Walking files between computers -- Using octopus net to connect computers -- Quickly transferring files over Ethernet -- Using the Windows Sync Center -- Cloud Storage Synchronization -- Understanding cloud storage -- Exploring cloud storage options -- Synchronizing cloud storage files -- Sharing a file from cloud storage -- Part V Security and Maintenance -- Chapter 19 Internet Safety -- Security Central -- Viewing the Action Center -- Checking security settings -- Keep Windows Up‐to‐Date -- Checking the update status -- Disabling multiple update sources -- Windows Defender -- Setting up Windows Defender -- Using Windows Defender -- Scanning your laptop for malware -- Dealing with a quarantined file -- Behind the Firewall -- Finding the firewall -- Dealing with a firewall warning -- Safe and Private Browsing -- Browsing in secret -- Deleting your web browsing history -- Location Information -- General Security Settings -- Chapter 20 A More Secure Laptop -- The Hot Laptop -- Before Your Laptop Is Stolen -- Marking your laptop -- Registering the laptop and its software -- Paying attention to your environment -- Attaching the old ball‐and‐chain -- Protect Your Data with a Strong Password -- Back Up Your Data -- Preparing for backup -- Configuring File History -- Checking the backup schedule -- Restoring an older version -- Restoring more than a single file -- The Laptop Reset -- Chapter 21 Laptop Troubleshooting -- The Universal Quick‐Fix -- Restarting the laptop.

Signing out of Windows.

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