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Using the keyboard instead of the mouse
Using the keyboard instead of the mouse
Using the keyboard instead of the mouse
Using the keyboard instead of the mouse
Using the keyboard instead of the mouse
Using the keyboard instead of the mouse
Using the keyboard instead of the mouse
Using the keyboard instead of the mouse
Using the keyboard instead of the mouse
Using the keyboard instead of the mouse
Using the keyboard instead of the mouse
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  • 1. Using the Keyboard instead of the mouse. Instructions to help when things go wrong
  • 2. Assignment Information
    • Friday is going to be NO MOUSE DAY in this lab.
    • The next two days are to get you ready for this challenge (and yes, it will be a challenge).
    • Friday you will be presenting, so get ready for this!
    • You will ONLY have Monday and Tuesday to work in class on this.
  • 3. Assignment Information
    • Review the slides that follow, practice without the mouse to go through some of the things you do every day.
      • Develop an activity for the class to try (this should be 3-5 minutes long)
      • Make it fun. You decide.
      • You will need to have the class complete an activity at your direction without the mouse
      • You can give instructions through a PowerPoint Slide or by verbal instructions (or a combination of both)
  • 4. Assignment Information
    • Friday—You will present to the class who will follow along with your instructions.
      • You will be graded on your creativity and how well the class can follow your instructions
      • You will be grading your classmates as well (a rubric will be provided)
  • 5. Introduction
    • There was a time, not too long ago when computers did not have mice and if they did, they did not work like they do today (I know, I lived it).
    • Microsoft has created many keyboard shortcuts to get around using the right click feature on the mouse (to be more like Apple)
    • These shortcuts can help sometimes when things freeze and when the mouse is missing or not working correctly
  • 6. Logging into the Network
    • When you log in each morning there is NO need to use the mouse.
      • Press Control + ALT + Delete like always
      • Hit ENTER to get to the next screen (notice that OK is highlighted so you can use Enter)
      • The cursor will be on your name-Type it in
      • Press TAB to move to the password
      • Then press ENTER to log in
      • ***TRY IT NOW***
  • 7. Once into Windows
    • You do not need your mouse to open programs.
    • On the keyboard you will see the Windows Symbol (  ). Press this key and the START menu will open.
    • You can now use your arrow keys to go to the program you want to open.
    • Once you have found the program, press ENTER and it will open.
  • 8. Microsoft Word (and other Office Products) Shortcuts
    • Once in, it is easy to simply type. The cursor is in the right place and you can go.
    • To make changes to the formatting (bold, font choices, size, alignment) you will need to go back to your keyboard.
    • If you look at the tool bar on the top with the words, you will see one letter in each word is underlined. This is import.
  • 9. Selecting Text for Format Changes
    • To select the text without the mouse you need to make use to the keys to do it for you.
      • Put the cursor either before or after what you want to change.
      • Hold down the SHIFT key and use the arrows to get the text you want to change.
    • ***Also, you can use the HOME and END keys to take you to the beginning and end a line.***
  • 10. Making the changes
    • Once you have selected the text you are ready to make format changes.
    • Look at FORMAT and notice that the O is underlined.
    • Press ALT and O and it will open the format menu
    • Use the arrow keys to select FONT .
    • Once selected press enter
    • From there use the arrow keys to make changes and the tab key to move between areas.
    • When done, press ENTER.
  • 11. Real Short Cuts
    • Once you select text you can also use the keyboard to make changes
      • CTRL + B will make it Bold
      • CTRL + I will make it Italic
      • CTRL + U will underline
      • CTRL + Z will undo something you did
      • CTRL + S will save it
      • CTRL + P will Print
      • ***When you go into the menus at the top, there are shortcuts next to some of the commands. Check them out***