Confidence Course


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    1. 1. ComputerConfidenceGoing Beyond The Basics ©2011 S.Estey
    2. 2. What Will We Learn?When to Right ClickHow to set a WallpaperHow to use Fonts & FormattingHow to Copy & PasteHow to SaveHow to Print just what we needShortcut KeysHow to protect your computerSome Troubleshooting 2
    3. 3. When to Right Click Right Click On … To …On the desktop Access the display propertiesOn the recycle bin Empty the recycle binOn any selected item Cut or copyOn a misspelled word in MS Choose a correct spellingWordOn any word in MS Word Replace word with a synonymOn a picture on the Internet Save the picture to your hard driveOn a link on the Internet Open link in a new windowOn a program in the taskbar Close the program. (This works great for pop up Internet ads!) 3
    4. 4. Microsoft WindowsPrimary program utilizing GUIIntroduced the Multi-tasking featureDefault Operating System for PCs Windows XP Windows VISTA Windows 7Right click My Computer to checkyour OS (XP & Vista)Windows 7: Start button – Right click My Computer -Properties 4
    5. 5. DesktopUses a graphical userinterface (GUI).The beginning screen forthe computer.Access all of the programson the computer from thisscreen. 5
    6. 6. Wallpapers and Backgrounds 6
    7. 7. Wallpapers and Backgrounds in Windows 7Right-click the DesktopLeft click on PersonalizeClick the Desktop BackgroundPicture Location offers a list of available pictures from which tochooseOr Browse to find pictures you have savedCan select multiple backgrounds and shuffle themFive Display options: Fill Fit Stretch Tile Center 7
    8. 8. Windows vs. TabsBrowser Windowsdisplayed on Task BarBrowser Tabs displayedonBrowser WindowCan have multipleWindows or Tabs open 8
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    10. 10. FontsFonts change the look of your documentMany preinstalled on computerFree fonts available for download throughthe Internet 10
    11. 11. Installing Fonts in Windows XP1. Download Zip file2. Unzip/extract all files3. Browse to C: drive to save4. Finish zip5. Start menu – Control Panel – Fonts6. File menu – Install Font7. Choose C: , select Font, and OK 11
    12. 12. Installing Fonts in Windows 71. Download Zip file2. Click Extract all Files3. Use default Destination that appears4. Click Extract5. Start menu – Control Panel – Fonts6. File menu – Install Font7. Choose C: , select Font, and OK 12
    13. 13. Formatting and Fonts Select your Font choices on the Tool Bar before youHere are two ways begin, orto change fonts in Type first, thenyour text select the text and format it 13
    14. 14. Copy & Paste – Three MethodsMethod 1: Select what you want to copy Click the Edit Menu and choose Copy Go where you want to paste Click the Edit Menu and choose Paste 14
    15. 15. Copy & Paste – Three MethodsMethod 2: Select what you want to copy Press Ctrl+C to copy Go where you want to paste Press Ctrl+V 15
    16. 16. Copy & Paste – Three MethodsMethod 3: Select what you want to copy Right Click and choose Copy Go where you want to paste Right Click and choose Paste 16
    17. 17. Saving FilesSave Vs. Save As Save is used for files that have already been named and saved at least once before. Save As is used the first time a new file is saved, and it is used to change the name of a file being saved. 17
    18. 18. Saving FilesWhere to Save Internal Drives Various CD and DVD options for storage 3½ inch Floppy (Diskette) External Drives USB Flash Drive, or Thumb Drive Hard Drive 18
    19. 19. Printing – All or SelectionTo print everything 1. File menu 2. Print 3. Print Range = AllTo print selection Highlight with Mouse 1. File menu 2. Print 3. Print Range = Selection 19
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    21. 21. Print PreviewSee how the pages will lookwhen printedMore control over which pagesto print 21
    22. 22. Printing in Frames 1. Frames used to create a website layout 2. Left mouse click next to area, or 3. Print Frames option 22
    23. 23. Shortcut Keys 23
    24. 24. Keyboard ShortcutsCtrl + ACtrl + Alt + Del Ctrl + VCtrl + C Alt + ECtrl + Esc Alt + F4Ctrl + F Alt + Print ScreenCtrl + P Alt + Shift + TabCtrl + U Alt + TabCtrl + Tab (see handout for full list) 24
    25. 25. Protect Your Computer Use & maintain anti-virus software Use caution with email attachments Keep software up to date Take advantage of security settingsSource: 25
    26. 26. What To Do If You Are Infected?Minimize the damage Disconnect your computer from the InternetRemove the malicious code Perform a manual virus scan of your entire systemIf still infected, contact a computer repair technician 26
    27. 27. Reduce Your RisksUse/Maintain Antivirus softwareChange Your PasswordsKeep Software Up To DateInstall a FirewallUse Antispyware toolsBe Cautious Online! Precaution: Backup your files! 27
    28. 28. AVG – Free Anti-Virus Free protection against viruses and spyware (antivirus and antispyware) Compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP 28
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    30. 30. MALWAREBYTES’ Anti-Malware Thoroughly removes even the most advanced malware. Compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000 30
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    32. 32. TroubleshootingPrograms not respondingComputer freezesShutting down the computer Shut down Hard shut down Log off 32
    33. 33. When a Program Freezes…Try to close the program by right-clicking it on the Taskbar.Right-click the Taskbar to access theTask Manager. Select the programfrom the list and click End Task. 33
    34. 34. When The Computer Freezes… in Windows VistaCtrl+Shift+ESC Screen changes to a list Click Task ManagerNot RespondingProgram End program 34
    35. 35. When The Computer Freezes… in Windows 7Ctrl+Shift+ESCor Ctrl+Alt+Del Both methods work in Windows 7 Click Task ManagerNot RespondingProgram End program 35
    36. 36. Whatever you do online…REMEMBER TO BE SAFE! 36
    37. 37. What Have We Learned? 37