Windows 10 May 2019 Update: The Missing Manual: The Book That Should Have Been in the Box

Windows 10 May 2019 Update: The Missing Manual: The Book That Should Have Been in the Box

by David Pogue

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Overview

The Windows 10 May 2019 Update adds a host of new and improved features to Microsoft’s flagship operating system—and this jargon-free guide helps you get the most out of every component.

This in-depth Missing Manual covers the entire system and introduces you to the latest features in the Windows Professional, Enterprise, Education, and Home editions. You’ll learn how to take advantage of improvements to the Game Bar, Edge browser, Windows Online, smartphone features, and a lot more.

Written by David Pogue—tech critic for Yahoo Finance and former columnist for The New York Times—this updated edition illuminates its subject with technical insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492057291
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/03/2019
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 85,966
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

From 2000 to 2013, David Pogue was the New York Times weekly tech columnist. After a five-year detour to Yahoo Finance, he’s now he’s back at the Times, writing the “Crowdwise” feature for the “Smarter Living” section. He’s a four-time Emmy winner for his stories on “CBS Sunday Morning,” and a host of 17 science specials on “NOVA” on PBS. David is one of the world’s best-selling “how-to” authors, with more than 100 titles and 3 million copies in print. They include seven books in the “For Dummies” series, his own Pogue’s Basics series of essential tips and shortcuts, and the Missing Manual series of computer books.

Table of Contents

The Missing Credits xiii

Introduction 1

A Short History of Windows 10 1

If You've Used Windows 10 Before 1

If You're Used to Windows 8 5

If You're Used to Windows 7 7

The Editions of Windows 10-and S Mode 8

The Very Basics 9

About This Book 13

Part 1 The Windows Desktop

Chapter 1 Desktop & Start Menu 19

The Lock Screen 19

The Sign-In Screen 20

The Desktop 22

Meet the Start Menu 22

Start Menu: The Places List 23

Start Menu: The Apps List 26

Start Menu: The Tiles 30

Shutting Down 37

Navigating the Start Menu by Keyboard 39

The Secret Power Users' Menu 39

Chapter 2 File Explorer, Taskbar & Action Center 41

Universal Window Controls 41

Window Management 44

The Ribbon 52

The File Explorer Address Bar 58

Optional Window Panes 61

Tags, Metadata, and Properties 67

Window Views 69

Sorting, Grouping, and Filtering 73

Taskbar 2.0 76

Jump Lists 83

The System Tray (Notification Area) 86

Getting the Taskbar Out of Your Hair 89

Taskbar Toolbars 91

Notifications 91

The Action Center 96

Chapter 3 Organizing & Finding Your Files 101

The Power of Search 101

The Search Index 106

File Explorer Window Searches 108

Customizing Search 114

The Folders of Windows 10 117

Selecting Icons 121

Life with Icons 123

Shortcut Icons 129

Copying and Moving Folders and Tries 132

The Recycle Bin 136

OneDrive 140

Compressing Files and Folders 145

Burning CDs and DVDs from the Desktop 149

ISO Disk Images 149

Chapter 4 Redesigning the Desktop 151

Background, Colors, Themes, and Fonts 151

Screen Savers 164

Turning Off the New Look 166

Monitor Settings 167

Multiple Monitors 171

Virtual Screens 173

Projecting to Your PC 175

Chapter 5 Cortana, Your Voice Assistant 179

Setting Up Cortana 180

How to Use Cortana 182

What to Say to Cortana 183

Skills: Fitbit, Domino's, Nest 195

Cortana's Personality 196

The Notebook 200

Part 2 The Programs of Windows 10

Chapter 6 Programs & Documents 205

Opening Programs 205

The Two Kinds of Apps 206

The App Switcher: Alt+Tab 208

Task View and Timeline: +Tab 209

Exiting Programs 212

When Programs Die: The Task Manager 213

Saving Documents 216

Closing Documents 219

The Open Dialog Box 219

Moving Data Between Documents 221

Speech Recognition and Dictation 224

Filename Extensions and File Associations 225

Choosing Your Default Apps 231

Installing New Apps 232

Uninstalling Software 235

Program Compatibility Mode 236

Pick Up Where You Left Off 238

Continue on PC 239

Windows Sandbox 239

Chapter 7 Settings & Control Panel 241

The Settings App 241

System 243

Devices 247

Phone 251

Network & Internet 252

Personalization 253

Apps 253

Accounts 255

Time & Language 255

Gaming 256

Ease of Access 256

Search 261

Cortana 261

Privacy 262

Update & Security 262

The Control Panel 264

The Control Panel, Applet by Applet 267

Chapter 8 The Windows Starter Apps 283

The New, Unified Design of Apps 283

3D Viewer 285

Alarms & Clock 286

Calculator 288

Calendar 289

Camera 296

Connect 298

Feedback Hub 299

Game Bar 299

Get Help 302

Groove Music 303

Mail 307

Maps 307

Messaging 313

Microsoft Edge 313

Microsoft Solitaire Collection 314

Microsoft Store 314

Microsoft Wi-Fi 314

Mixed Reality Portal 315

Mobile Plans 315

Movies & TV 315

Office 317

OneDrive 317

OneNote 317

Paint 3D 318

People 323

Photos 328

Settings 338

Skype 338

Snips Sketch 338

Sticky Notes 342

Tips 343

Video Editor 343

Voice Recorder 344

Weather 345

Windows Accessories 347

Windows Administrative Tools 355

Windows Ease of Access 356

Windows PowerShell 358

Windows Security 359

Windows System 359

Xbox 361

Your Phone 364

Part 3 Windows Online

Chapter 9 The Edge Browser 365

The Start Page 366

The Address/Search Bar 368

Tabbed Browsing 371

Favorites (Bookmarks) 374

History List 376

Mark Up Your Web Pages 377

Cortana Meets Edge 379

Edge as PDF (and Ebook) Reader 381

Tips for Better Surfing 383

Chapter 10 Mail 389

Setting Up 389

The Amazing Expand-O-Window 391

Checking Email 393

What to Do with a Message 394

Settings Fun 402

Chapter 11 Security & Privacy 407

Windows Security (the App) 408

Five Degrees of Web Protection 417

Hotspot Security 422

Protect Your Home Wireless Network 423

Family Features (Parental Controls) 424

Privacy from Windows 429

Privacy from Your Apps 431

Part 4 Hardware and Peripherals

Chapter 12 Tablets, Laptops & Hybrids 437

Battery Saver 437

Trackpad Settings 440

Getting Online 441

The Mobile Hotspot 446

Find My Device 447

For Hybrid PCs Only: Tablet Mode (Continuum) 449

The Onscreen Keyboard 451

Handwriting Recognition 454

Windows Ink Workspace 456

Controlling Your PC, Long Distance 457

Three Obscure Mobility Features 463

Chapter 13 Printing, Fonts & PDFs 465

Installing a Printer 465

Printing 467

Controlling Printouts 469

Printer Troubleshooting 471

Fancy Printer Tricks 471

Fonts 472

PDF Files 473

Faxing 475

Scanning 475

Chapter 14 Hardware & Drivers 477

External Gadgets 478

Bluetooth Gadgets 480

Driver Signing 482

The Device Manager 482

Part 5 PC Health

Chapter 15 Maintenance, Speed & Troubleshooting 487

The Action Center 487

Windows Update 487

Troubleshooting Tools 493

Resetting (Erasing) Your Computer 496

Windows Recovery Environment 499

Two Obscure Speed Boosts 503

Chapter 16 Backups & File History 505

System Images 506

System Restore 509

File History 513

The USB Recovery Drive 519

Chapter 17 The Disk Chapter 521

Storage Sense: More Gigs, Yours Free 522

What's Eating Up Your Disk 523

Hard Drive Checkups 524

Disk Management 525

Encrypting Files and Folders 527

Six Disk Utilities You'll Rarely Need 529

Part 6 The Windows Network

Chapter 18 Accounts (and Signing In) 533

Local Accounts vs. Microsoft Accounts 534

Accounts Central 535

Adding an Account 537

Editing an Account 542

Seven Ways to Sign In 545

After You've Signed In 552

The Forgotten Password Disk 553

Deleting or Suspending Accounts 555

The Guest Account 555

Fast User Switching 557

Authenticate Yourself: User Account Control 558

Kiosk Mode (Assigned Access) 559

Advanced Features Worth Mentioning (Maybe) 562

Chapter 19 Sharing Files on the Network 563

File Sharing 1: Nearby Sharing 564

File Sharing 2: "Share a Folder" 566

Accessing Shared Folders 572

Sharing Between Macs and PCs 575

For Further Study 578

Part 7 Appendixes

Appendix A Installing & Upgrading to Windows 10 581

The Upgrade to the May 2019 Update 581

The Clean Install 581

The Windows 10 Setup Assistant 584

Jobs Number 1,2,3 587

The Installation Flash Drive 587

Appendix B Master List of Keyboard Shortcuts & Gestures 593

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