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Your Computer – Desktop – Create Desktop Shortcut Computer Lesson

Creating shortcuts computer lessons for seniors

Creating shortcuts computer lessons for seniors

Computer lessons for seniors and beginners

This computer lesson for seniors and beginners shows you how to create desktop shortcut and desktop icons. This lesson also shows you how to delete icons from your desktop. When learning computer skills it is considered good practice to keep your desktop as free as possible of icons and shortcuts as it does tend to slow your pc’s performance. However, there are times when you need to create desktop shortcuts in order to save time and make programmes and work easy to find. This computer lesson for seniors and beginners is aimed at teaching how to maintain your desktop and organise your computer, the lesson is suitable for any beginner new to computing and wanting to learn basic computer skills.

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Desktop – Computer Lesson for Seniors – Adding Desktop Gadgets to your Desktop

Computer lesson for seniors desktop computer gadgets

Computer lesson for seniors desktop computer gadgets

Computer lessons for seniors and beginners

In this computer lesson for seniors and beginners we demonstrate how to customise your desktop display by adding desktop gadgets such as a clock, news feeds and weather from around the world. The computer tutorial uses the windows 7 operating system although gadgets can also be displayed using Window Vista.

Gadgets are the handy little applications that let you know the time, the weather for home or your next holiday destination, exchange rates, latest news items and lots more. This online learning tutorial for beginners and seniors will demonstrate about gadgets, making your computer desktop much more personal to you and helping to enhance your own computer skills. The computer lesson is suitable for anyone worldwide wishing to learn about computers.

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Basic Computer Training – The Taskbar

Basic Computer Training - The Taskbar or Task Bar

Man contemplates the task bar or taskbar

Basic computer training

Our basic computer training course continues with a lesson explaining about the taskbar and some of the features of the task bar. The tutorial is suitable for any beginners and for anyone looking to learn online and qualify in The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), this tutorial will cover Equal skills elements 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6.

The lesson uses screen capture software to demonstrate the taskbar, icons associated with the task bar and how to pin favourite programmes to the taskbar, as well as opening applications from your desktop. Seniors, beginners and computer novices will benefit from this basic computer training tutorial which also demonstrates how programmes remain running and available for use from the task bar. Understanding about the taskbar is essential for improving computer skills. Read the rest of this entry »

Computer Basics – The Start Menu – Meganga First Click Courses for Seniors

Meganga's first click courses for seniors the start menu

Meganga’s first click courses for seniors the start menu

Computer Basics

The main navigation for all windows computers is through the start button in the bottom left of the computer screen, this computer lesson for beginners and seniors talks through the basic navigation of your computer.

As part of Meganga’s first click courses for seniors we have provided a tutorial demonstrating the elements that make up the start menu in Windows 7, the central navigation to any computer. The online learning tutorial for beginners shows you how to use the search box, where to find your programmes and shows you where your frequently used computer applications can be found. Learning to navigate around your computer avoids frustration when trying to find programmes and applications later on.

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Basic Computer Training – Document Creation in Wordpad

Basic computer training - Document creation

Basic computer training – Document creation

Basic computer training

Everyone who switches on a computer, will, at some point, want to create documents and our free basic computer training for beginners and seniors shows how to get started. The online tutorial shows how to find wordpad, a word processing software, in your computer. The computer training then explains about font icons, shows how to change font style and size as well as text colour, before showing how to print and save the document. The tutorial is suitable for any beginner or senior and continues through element 4 for those looking to qualify in The European Computer Driving License (ECDL).

Being able to create documents is an important part of developing computer skills and this learning online tutorial is designed to get beginners started. More computer lessons in Microsoft Office Word, a more advanced software are available elsewhere on our website. Read the rest of this entry »

Basic Computer Training – Files and Folders

Files and folders

Files and folders

Basic computer training

In this basic computer training lesson for seniors and beginners we take a look at files and folders, how we save files and how we organise our files and folders within our computer.

The computer tutorial is suitable for any beginner, senior or novice and for those looking to learn online and qualify in the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) this follows our online computer course and covers element 5, file handling.

The computer training lesson points out files and folders and then demonstrates saving a Wordpad document as a file before moving the file in to a new folder. Read the rest of this entry »