Your 100-page quick start guide for Windows 10!
Get this Fast Start guide to learn Windows 10 quickly. Windows 10 is more customizable than any earlier release of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Powerful new features and options combined with traditional favorites allow you to work in new ways. You can perform tasks more efficiently, and you can optimize and customize the operating system in many ways.
Teaching you how to make Windows 10 work the way you want it to is what this book is all about. If you were moving in to a house, apartment, or dorm room, you would want to make the space your own. We do the same with just about everything in our lives, yet surprisingly few people take the time to make their virtual space their own, which can make using a computer a frustrating experience.
One of the ways to make Windows 10 your own is to customize the interface. In any operating system, the interface is everything that connects you to your computer and its basic elements, including the desktop, the menu system, and the taskbar. The way these essential elements look depends on appearance settings. The way they behave depends on customization settings associated with your user account.
Table of Contents
1. Kicking the Tires7
Getting Signed In8
Entering and Exiting Tablet Mode10
2. Navigating the Accounts Maze13
Local and Domain Accounts13
Accessing Business Networks14
3. Making the Most of Your Desktop Space17
Cortana & Search19
Task View & Changing Desktops22
4. Meet the New Start Menu25
New Tricks for an Old Dog26
More, More, More27
5. Conquering the Kangaroos29
Optimizing Interface Performance29
Mastering Desktop Essentials32
Stretching the Desktop37
Ready to Ditch Snap?41
6. Making the Start Menu Your B*tch43
Pinning Apps and Using Full-Screen Mode45
Resizing and Reorganizing Tiles48
Customizing the Most Used and Recently Added Lists49
7. Making the Taskbar Dance51
Putting the Taskbar Where You Want It51
Customizing Taskbar Appearance53
Pinning Programs to the Taskbar55
Using Flip Views and Jump Lists56
8. Customizing Backgrounds59
Using Pictures for Backgrounds61
Using Solid Colors for Backgrounds62
Using Slideshow Backgrounds62
9. Customizing Lock Screens65
Using Pictures on the Lock Screen67
Using Slideshows on the Lock Screen67
Configuring Notifications on the Lock Screen69
10. Customizing User Accounts71
Changing Account Pictures71
Changing Account Types72
Changing and Recovering Your Password73
11. Exploring Your Computer in New Ways75
Getting It Done77
Managing Access History80
12. Zeroing in on Apps83
Getting Your Apps83
Connecting Your Account to the Store84
Finding and Installing Your Apps87
Managing Currently Running Apps, Programs and Processes89
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