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Basic Computer Training – Personalising Your Computer Desktop

Personalise your computer desktop

Personalise your computer desktop

Basic computer training

In this basic computer training lesson we demonstrate how easy it is to personalise your computer desktop if you know the right commands for your computer. The tutorial, aimed at seniors, beginners and computer novices, shows the three main areas to personalise on your desktop, the background picture, icons and gadgets. We demonstrate in this basic computer training lesson that with a few simple commands you can easily change the appearance of your desktop to make your computer much more personal to you and at the same time develop your computer skills.

The lesson starts be showing an easy way to change the back ground picture before creating an icon for a piece of work and then selecting a gadget. The basic computer training lesson is an ideal starter lesson for seniors and beginners showing how to use commands and menus that make a visible difference.

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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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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 »