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Getting Started with Windows 10

by Chris Grabowski and Kim Loftis

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Using Windows 10 with Screen Readers
In 2 volumes

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Chris Grabowski and Kim Loftis of Mystic Access demystify the Windows 10 operating system, and show how to use your PC in the ways that best suit your preferences. Coverage includes: the Start menu, desktop, taskbar, Task view, notifications, the Power User menu, ribbons and menus, shortcuts, dialog boxes, file and folder management, configuring settings, using preinstalled apps, the new Edge web browser, and more. Whether you want to research a topic for work or seek enjoyable entertainment online or off, Windows 10 can be the key to make it happen.

Table of Contents
What Is Windows 10, Anyway?
Comparing Windows 10 and Earlier Operating Systems
Windows 10 and Access Technology

Part 1: Getting Prepared
Files on the Move
What About Apps?

Part 2: The Ins and Outs of Windows 10
First Things First: Exploring the Lock and Login Screens
Getting Oriented to Windows 10
A Great Start with the Start Menu
The Apps List
Personalizing the Apps List
Start Navigation and Folders
You Have the Power
The Tiles Screen
Pinning and Unpinning from the Start Menu
Working with Tiles
Introducing the Desktop
Creating Desktop Shortcuts
Working with Items on the Desktop
Cutting, Copying, Deleting, and Renaming Files
Viewing Properties
Creating a Hotkey for an Item on the Desktop
Organizing the Desktop
A Matter of Graphics
When One Desktop Just Isn't Enough
Staying on Task with the Taskbar and Task View
Navigating the Taskbar
Using Jump Lists
More Taskbar Tips
Exploring Task View
Task View and Virtual Desktops
Utilizing Timeline
Staying Informed with Notifications
Windows Security
Screen Readers
Bluetooth Devices
Battery Status
The World of Wi-Fi
Living Loud, or Not, with Volume Control
Taking Your Sweet Time with System Clock
Action Center
Customizing Notifications
The Windows X or Power User Menu

Part 3: Working with Apps, Files, and Folders
Locating and Opening Apps
Minimizing and Maximizing Apps
Closing Apps
Working with Text in WordPad
Text Dictation
Navigating Through Text
Manipulating Text
Introducing Ribbons and Menus
Working with Ribbons
The Backstage View
The Quick Access Toolbar
Working with Menus
Saving Time with Shortcuts
Navigating Dialog Boxes
The Save Dialog
The Print Dialog
The Properties Dialog
File Management: Arranging Your Files Your Way
Quick Access
Working with Content in Quick Access
Modifying and Disabling Quick Access
This PC
Working with Files and Folders
Using Recycle Bin

Part 4: Configuring Settings and Utilizing Preinstalled Apps
Navigating Settings
Using Cortana
Using Narrator
Universal Windows Platform Apps
Exploring Calculator
Having Your Say with Voice Recorder
Visiting the Microsoft Store
Keeping Connected with Windows Mail

Part 5: Going to the Edge of the Internet
A Note on Internet Explorer
Opening Websites in Edge
The Edge Menu
Final Thoughts