Laptops & Tablets for Seniors For Dummies

Author(s): Nancy C. Muir


Easy-to-understand advice for seniors who want to get started using their laptops and tablets Laptop and tablet popularity is on the rise among computer buyers, including seniors. For anyone in the over-60 age group who is eager to get started with a laptop or tablet, this is the book for you! Laptops and tablets are ideal for seniors who travel and want to stay in contact with family and friends. You'll learn how to select the laptop or tablet that is right for you; get familiar with the hardware, operating system, and software; understand files and folders; and connect to other wireless technology. Featuring a larger font for text and larger sizes for images, this new edition of a bestseller begins with the basics and progresses to step-by-step coverage of how to establish positive habits and avoid common pitfalls. New content offers detailed information on battery life, setting up a wireless printer, connectivity, storing data online, downloading apps, and syncing your mobile phone. With this guide, you'll feel confident about staying safe online when banking, shopping, or chatting.* Targets the growing number of seniors who are eager to get up and running with their laptop or tablet* Covers the basics: selecting the right laptop or tablet for your needs, using the keyboard and mouse, finding your way around Windows 7, using the Internet, and more* Assures you about staying safe online and keeping your information private when shopping, e-mailing family and friends, banking, researching, and more* Features a large font and large images for easy reading This fun-and-friendly introduction is the perfect starting point for becoming a tech-savvy senior with your laptop or tablet device.


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Nancy Muir owns a writing and consulting company that specializes in technology and business topics. She has written over 60 books, including Computers For Seniors For Dummies, and helps those over 50 make friends with technology through her website,, and her column at

Introduction 1 Part I: First Steps with Your Laptop 5 Chapter 1: Discovering the Laptop Advantage 7 Chapter 2: Buying a Laptop 19 Chapter 3: Setting Up Your Laptop 37 Chapter 4: Managing Power 53 Chapter 5: Opting for a Tablet Computer 63 Part II: Exploring Windows 73 Chapter 6: Getting around the Windows 7 Desktop 75 Chapter 7: Setting Up Your Display 99 Chapter 8: Getting Help with Vision, Hearing, and Dexterity Challenges 113 Chapter 9: Setting Up Printers and Scanners 133 Chapter 10: Getting Help 151 Part III: Having Fun and Getting Things Done with Software 167 Chapter 11: Working with Software Programs 169 Chapter 12: Working with Files and Folders 183 Chapter 13: Using the Desktop Gadget Gallery and Gadgets 205 Chapter 14: Using Microsoft Works 219 Chapter 15: Getting the Most from Movies and Digital Photos 241 Chapter 16: Playing Music in Windows 7 259 Chapter 17: Playing Games in Windows 7 273 Chapter 18: Dabbling with Online Programs291 Part IV: Exploring the Internet 305 Chapter 19: Understanding Internet Basics 307 Chapter 20: Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer 323 Chapter 21: Staying Safe While Online 343 Chapter 22: Keeping In Touch with E-Mail 365 Chapter 23: Connecting with People Online 391 Chapter 24: Getting Involved in the Social Net 407 Part V: Taking Care of Your Laptop 421 Chapter 25: Laptop Security and Safety 423 Chapter 26: Maintaining Windows 445 Index 465

General Fields

  • : 9781118095966
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • : 0.734
  • : June 2011
  • : 232mm X 185mm X 27mm
  • : United States
  • : November 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Nancy C. Muir
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 004.160846
  • : 504
  • : illustrations