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A step-by-step visual guide to choosing and using a laptop
Laptops continue to outsell desktop computers. Whether you’re thinking of purchasing a laptop or already own one, this colorful, visual guide is packed with information you need to know. Large, full-color screen shots and step-by-step instructions show you how to choose the right laptop for your needs and how to use Windows 7 and Office 2010, connect to wireless networks, stay safe online, extend battery life, connect mobile devices, and so much more.
- Laptops are rapidly becoming the computer of choice; this easy-to-follow visual guide covers everything new laptop users need to know
- Visual learners will quickly grasp the “read less-learn more” approach, with large, full-color screen shots and numbered, step-by-step instructions for dozens of common tasks
- Covers various types of laptops and points to consider when choosing one, how to use Windows 7 and Office 2010, and connecting to 3G and Wi-Fi networks
- Explores maintenance and battery life issues, security, working with cameras and mobile devices, and troubleshooting
If you appreciate visual learning, you’ll find Laptops Simplified is the quickest and easiest way yet to start being productive with your laptop.
descriptions embedded in the files’ metadata — to certain types of files, which you can also use as sort, filter, and search criteria. These tags could be anything you choose — the name of the person featured in a digital photo, the project with which a document is associated, and so on. The easiest way to apply a tag is to use the Windows Explorer Details pane. Tag Files Select the file you want to tag. • Information about the file appears in the Details pane. Click Add a
a to-do item, click its Delete This To-Do button (). Are there other ways to keep track of tasks you need to complete? Yes. You can use the Windows 7 StickyNotes feature to keep track of tasks you need to complete. These digital notes act like their paper-based brethren, sticking to your computer desktop. To use StickyNotes, click the Start button (), click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click StickyNotes. A StickyNote appears on the desktop. Simply click in the
physical threats such as theft as well as prying eyes. Various tools can protect your laptop from these threats. For example, you can install a fingerprint reader; that way, you can use your finger, rather than a password, to gain access to your system. To prevent theft, you can buy a cable lock. You can then use it to lock your laptop to a stationary object such as a chair. Another option is to install tracking software to help you track your lost or stolen laptop. Thwart Intruders with
inbox into a special Junk e-mail folder. The Windows Live Mail junk e-mail filter is enabled by default, but moves only the most obvious junk e-mail messages into your Junk e-mail folder. If you want, you can change the level of filtering. You should occasionally check your Junk e-mail folder to make sure no legitimate messages were diverted there by accident. E-mails that are not junk can be moved to your inbox. Filter Spam and Scams Change the Filter Level In Windows Live
are several versions, including 802.11a, which operates at 54 megabits per second (Mbps) and has an indoor range of 115 feet; 802.11b, which operates at 11 Mbps but has an indoor range of 125 feet; and 802.11g, which operates at 54 Mbps with at an indoor range of 125 feet. In addition, the most recent version, 802.11n, operates at 150 Mbps with at an indoor range of 250 feet. 802.11n offers significant increases in data throughput and link range, without requiring additional bandwidth or