Computing with Windows 7 for the Older and Wiser: Get Up and by Adrian Arnold

By Adrian Arnold

Computing with home windows® 7 for the Older & Wiser is a consumer pleasant consultant that takes you step by step during the fundamentals of utilizing a computer.  Written in an easy-to-understand, jargon loose language, it truly is geared toward whole rookies utilizing computers operating on Microsoft home windows® 7. Inside, you can find step by step counsel on:Using the keyboard & the mouseNavigating records and foldersCustomising your desktopUsing e-mail and the InternetWord processingOrganising your electronic photosSafely downloading records from the InternetFinding precious web content and masses extra

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Don’t worry about these just yet. The main part of the bar holds instant access buttons to commonly used programs. At this stage we are simply interested in identifying various parts of the screen – we shall come to their use in the next few chapters. The keyboard While we are on the subject of identification, let us look at the keyboard. A number of you may remember the old typewriter keyboard with its letters, numbers and the occasional symbol. The computer keyboard is simply an extension of that layout.

Now we have to turn the thing on. Every machine has a power button, usually found on the front of a desktop or lying above the keys on a laptop. They can be identified by the power symbol. indd 15 12/9/09 2:47:36 PM Computing with Windows 7 for the Older and Wiser You will find these buttons on any printer, scanner or separate screen. So, if you have any devices such as these connected to your computer, switch them on before you press the final button on the computer itself. These are known as the ‘peripherals’.

Indd 27 12/9/09 2:48:11 PM Computing with Windows 7 for the Older and Wiser Double-clicking So far, so good – but we have yet to come to the first major stumbling block for beginners. The dreaded double-click; that is, quickly clicking the left mouse button twice in a row. Double-click is only ever used with the left mouse button and, as the term implies, consists of a ‘double click’ on the mouse button. Let us see what happens. Point to the Computer icon and perform a double-click on the left mouse button.

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