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Laptops for Seniors for Dummies

It's never too late to get up and running on a laptop Just bought your first laptop and not sure where to start? Here's the book you need. Easy-to-follow instructions (plus really easy-to-read fonts!) help you unlock the most convenient and fun aspects to using a laptop. Get advice on selecting the right laptop for you, learn to navigate the operating system without hassle, and get comfortable with files and folders, wireless printing, downloading apps, syncing to mobile phones, and maintaining security. You'll soon be using your trusty laptop for shopping, social networking, instant messaging, e-mailing, playing games, and more. * Helps the growing number of seniors who are embracing technology and often using a laptop for the first time get quickly up to speed * Covers basics such as how to use the keyboard and mouse, access the Internet, get familiar with Windows 8, and more * Guides you through staying safe online, using various Office applications, connecting to a wireless network, working with files and folders, playing games, and, of course, having fun * Features clear, easy-to-follow instructions and a large font and helpful images for easy reading Laptops For Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition is specially designed and written to help you become a tech-savvy senior in no time at all.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Part I: First Steps with Your Laptop 7 Chapter 1: Discovering the Laptop Advantage 9 Chapter 2: Buying a Laptop 19 Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Laptop 37 Chapter 4: Managing Power 55 Part II: Exploring Windows 65 Chapter 5: Getting Around Windows 8.1 67 Chapter 6: Setting Up Your Display 91 Chapter 7: Getting Help with Vision, Hearing, and Dexterity Challenges 111 Chapter 8: Setting Up Printers and Scanners 133 Chapter 9: Getting Help 151 Part III: Having Fun and Getting Things Done 167 Chapter 10: Working with Software Programs and Apps 169 Chapter 11: Working with Files and Folders 181 Chapter 12: Using Windows 8.1 Built-in Apps 203 Chapter 13: Hitting the Road with Your Laptop 217 Chapter 14: Getting Visual with Windows Media Player and the Video and Camera Apps 231 Chapter 15: Playing Music in Windows 8.1 247 Part IV: Exploring the Internet 265 Chapter 16: Understanding Internet Basics 267 Chapter 17: Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer 285 Chapter 18: Working in the Cloud 305 Chapter 19: Staying Safe While Online 317 Chapter 20: Keeping In Touch via Mail 337 Chapter 21: Connecting with People Online 359 Chapter 22: Getting Involved in the Social Net 375 Part V: Taking Care of Your Laptop 391 Chapter 23: Laptop Security and Safety 393 Chapter 24: Maintaining Windows 415 Index 435

About the Author

Nancy C. Muir owns a writing and consulting company that specializes in business and technology topics. She is an expert in helping older adults learn to use technology and has authored more than 100 books, including all editions of iPhone For Seniors For Dummies and iPad For Seniors For Dummies .

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