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Product Details

  • Series: The Complete Idiot's Guide
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Alpha (August 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1615640266
  • ISBN-13: 978-1615640263
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 7.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #840,986 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

PAUL McFEDRIES has worked with (yelled at, and kicked) computers since 1975, yet still manages to keep his sanity intact. The author of more than three dozen computer books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Windows 98, The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Windows Me, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Windows 2000 Professional, Paul’s titles have sold over two million copies worldwide.


More About the Author

Paul McFedries runs Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company, and has been writing computer books for more than 17 years. He is the author or coauthor of more than 60 books that have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. Paul is also the proprietor of Wordspy.com, a website that tracks new words and phrases as they enter the language.

Customer Reviews

It is written in a witty, understandable manner.
Ann K Adams
The instruction was vague and hard to follow to accoplish anything but the most basic things.
William H Willmon
I recommend this to anyone looking to speed up their google experience.
C.Pappas

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Paul Berger on October 17, 2011
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This book has been a great help to me in moving to the Google Chrome browser.
This browser does not have a menu bar at the top of the screen so that you don't initially know how to get things done. Nor is it intuitive. Nor can I find a complete manual on how to use it. The big benefit of having no menu bar is that you have more desktop space.
This book has 3 main parts.
Part 1 is a general introduction.
Part 2 - Taking Chrome Browser for a Spin - has 3 chapters:
Chapter 3 - Browsing the web with Chrome is ever so clear and gives you the start you need.
Chapter 4 - Customizing Chrome and
Chapter 5 - Surfing with a Net: Security and Privacy
The rest of the book is Part 3 for users of Google Docs, Gmail, Google Reader, Google Calendar, Google Maps and Picasa Web Photo Albums.
A major advantage of Chrome is that whatever you type in the address bar immediately also accesses Google Search. This saves you a lot of time and aimless wandering.
It is a great browser and I have now made it my default browser.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. Lear on July 29, 2011
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This easy to understand book covers all the basics of Chrome - and then some. Definitely worth purchasing if you want to master the best browser out there! It's full of little tips and secrets that I had no idea about.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By William B. Rodgers on June 9, 2011
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Reading this book a good way to understand what is roaring down the pike. Turns out the future is already here and you don't have to wait for Google Chrome laptops to experience it. The Chrome browser will get you on the cloud right now and help you understand what is going on. Read this well written and clear book to get started today. It's a manual to the future of computing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Auntie Em on November 25, 2011
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If you want to know more about using Chrome this book is a good resource. It shows you how things look on your screen when you click on an icon or a tab, walks you through menus, etc. The Chrome OS updates itself so there may be some things in this book that are no longer current, or you may have a different version, such as the version I have with Logitech's Revue Companion Box with Google's Smart TV. But I find it very helpful because it provides definitions and explanations that I can't always find with Google Search. I'm still reading the book, but I find myself saying, "Oh...THAT'S what it's for..."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By walstir on May 21, 2012
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Comprehensive account of how to use Chrome OS and primary Google products. Doesn't pretend to be an under-the-hood manual; but provides everything you need to know to get up and running in these products.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jeanne Boyarsky on June 18, 2011
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The book was good for using the Chrome browser and using the Google app suite. It didn't assume background knowledge and even explained what the cloud is. Why did I rate it so low you ask? I picked up this book because there is a dearth of info on the Chrome OS. I did learn a little like you use your google password to sign into the chrome OS computer.

I was surprised at some basics being omitted like you can get a google account by going to your local library (rather than having to ask a friend.) A major thing I felt was missing was how to get online. It says you use wifi. Which is true. But my home wifi requires a key to be entered to connect and I didn't see anything in that space.

The Google app information covers the basics which is good and leaves out some "online only" features. Excel can't create a web form, but Google can and that is awesome.

I was originally thinking of rating the book as a 3. The reason I went lower isn't fair to the author. Google released the ChromeBook concept this week which runs Chrome OS directly. This means more people will be looking for basics from a Chrome OS perspective and the book doesn't cover the ChromeBook. I recognize that the ChromeBook didn't exist when the book was written which is why I say the review isn't fair to the author. If the ChromeBook is successful, it will affect future readers of the book which is why I harp on it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By slojonr on July 16, 2013
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I ordered this book more as a reference than a read through. I have found it to be an excellent resource volume when used as a problem solving tool. I did not rate it higher since, in my mind, the purpose of the rating system is to compare one volume to another and it seems to be a bit unfair to compare books intended strictly for enjoyment to those which are intended for problem solving. But, when used as I do it is a good aid especially for those of us who are not programmers and the like but do want to enjoy and utilize our machines.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MaidMarion on July 15, 2013
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I had been using Internet Explorer for forever, but needed to update and couldn't get either IE9 or IE10 to load on my desktop. So I had to get Google Chrome, and figure out how to use it asap. This book fit the bill, giving good, basic advice. I can't say how good it is though for someone sho wants/needs something more in depth.
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