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1 Toshiba Windows 8.1 Laptop Handbook for U3A Convenors Version December 2013 Mike Hender

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4 Topics Switching on and connecting leads Connecting to the Projector If you need sound Getting used to Windows 8.1 Accessing the programs youll use Escaping the Modern interface The charm of Charms Finding the Control Panel Linking to WiFi Projector problems

5 Power On Button Power On

6 Sound cable goes here (far left hole) HDMI cable goes here Right hand side of PC HDMI recommended but if you prefer VGA the cable goes here If youre using the Ethernet cable rather than WiFi the cable goes in here Two USB port here

7 Power cable goes here Left hand side of PC

8 The DVD Eject Button is well hidden under the DVD tray on the left of the PC Inserting and ejecting a DVD

9 To play sound through the main sound equipment in the Pottery Room 1. Connect the Pottery Room black sound cable into the far left socket on the right hand side of the PC (replacing the white cable shown here)

10 2. Then make sure the switch shown below is pointing to Aux-1 (Orange) To play sound through the main sound equipment in the Pottery Room

11 The laptop should boot directly to a familiar desktop If not, select the Amersham U3A-user account and enter the Password shown on the label below the screen

12 This is the Windows 8.1 Desktop View. Its very similar to Windows 7 Internet Explorer and Chrome File Explorer Office 2013 Programs Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 FastStone Image Viewer Picasa VLC DVD Player

13 The Start Button has some differences

14 Right clicking the Start Button reveals some familiar terms But the normal left click of the Start Button takes you to an expanded list of programs that occupy the whole screen (see next slide... )

15 Most frequently used programs All other programs The familiar Windows 7 Start Button has changed! Replaced by 2 new screens... Windows 7 (This slide is just to remind you how Windows 7 works)

16 The Windows 8.1 first level Start Screen Get back to the familiar desktop by clicking here Or by touching the Windows key Note there isnt a Taskbar when youre in the Modern half of the OS

17 More detailed level Start Screens The Windows 8.1 first level Start Screen

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19 1. First move the mouse curser to the very top of the screen until it turns into a hand. 2. Then click, and holding the left button down, drag the cursor all the way to the bottom of the screen and then release the button If you find yourself in a full screen, modern app – like the Photo app shown below – heres how to close and return to the desktop This will take you back to the standard desktop

20 Right click the Start Button and then click on Shut Down To shut down, go to the traditional desktop

21 Yes, the Control Panel is Alive and Well!

22 Inserting a DVD into the tray on the left hand side of the PC should auto-start the VLC Player

23 Wheres the Sound? If 2 sets of speakers appear here, make sure the IDT internal speakers are set to Default by right clicking on them

24 Move the mouse pointer to either corner to reveal the Charms -Search -Share -Start -Devices -Settings The Start Button has some differences

25 Put the mouse cursor in the bottom or top right hand screen corner to reveal the Charms Charms

26 If youre in the Pottery Room this will say: u3a-networkPR WiFi Network Charm

27 You can look at the WiFi networks both through the Charms on the right or with this Network and Sharing Centre window in the Control Panel

28 Its probably easiest to control the Projector through the Charms Devices Charm

29 Youd normally choose to duplicate whats on the PC screen Projector Charm

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31 Make sure your PPT file is set up like this

32 Checklist for Projector Problems - 1 The normal procedure is to connect up via HDMI and the projector and laptop should synchronise and an image appear If there is a problem with the image check: Projector is correctly focused for the current image Check Projector's Aspect Ratio is on Auto* Check Projector's Digital Zoom is on 1:1* Press Resync* * See following pages for how to do this

33 Checklist for Projector Problems - 2 Use the Projectors Manual Zoom to resize the image - refocusing as necessary If image is still far too wide for screen i.e. in wide screen mode, adjust to 4X3 on laptop*. Press Resync if necessary. PowerPoint presentations will usually project correctly even if the image is too wide. If there are still problems, try connecting via the VGA lead. * See following pages for how to do this

34 If the projected screen goes grey... Try clicking on remote control button 6 Source and see if the picture returns Next try clicking on remote control button 4 Resync and see if the picture returns If not you may have to switch the PC and Projector off and then on again

35 This will appear on the screen You can check the Zoom setting by repeatedly clicking the Zoom (button 5)

36 This will appear on the screen To make sure you are fully zoomed out you can click on Resync (button 4)

37 Make sure the Aspect Ratio (button 8) is set to Auto This will appear on the screen

38 Right click on Desktop Then click on Screen resolution This window should open For full widescreen choose 1366x768 Check this is displayed

39 Right click on Desktop Then click on Screen resolution This window should open For 4x3 display choose 1024x768 Check this is displayed

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