An Introduction to Windows, Email and the Internet
Some other useful tricks
- Windows Explorer and
organizing your files.
- Size, minimize and maximize windows.
Cut, copy, paste.
screen easier to read. F11=Full screen, Control+ = increase font size,
Control Panel | Display (Appearance | font size and Settings |
Resolution), Tool bars.
Where to learn more about Windows:
Some other useful tricks
- Text size - make it easy on your eyes with Control +/-.
Favorites and organizing them.
- Find within a page with Control F
- Options - Home and how to choose it.
- Right click on image- Set as wallpaper. Here is a
background you can use and
step by step instructions.
- Right click on link- Open in new window or tab.
- Some documents open in
which works differently.
More things you should know about the Internet
- Invisible Internet (for example
Security Death Index).
- Discussion groups, such as TimesFour and Google
- Blogs, which can range from very serious to
much less so.
- Genealogy, such as Cyndi's List,
Newspaper Archive, but that is another
- Social sites:
(for photos), YouTube
- Music: Grooveshark and
Where to learn more about the Internet and Browsers
- net.TUTOR - Excellent interactive
Internet instruction program. Once you've registered (free), there
are 10 lessons you can take covering such topics as: Getting Started on the
Web; E-Mail Basics; Make the Most of Your Browser; Searching 101; Evaluation
of Web Sites; and Smart Net Research Strategies.
Custom Guides - Quick printable reference guides for popular software.
More of them
Learning Express - A service that the library subscribes to that
provides online tutorials for Windows and MS Office.
- In Pictures - Computer tutorials based
on pictures. - Word and office, not Windows or Internet
- TypingWeb - Free on-line typing
offers one-on-one tutoring sessions for people that would like to learn how
to use a computer, the Internet, Email, etc. Tutoring appointments are
available on a first-come, first-serve basis and anyone over 50 may schedule
an appointment at the Lowell Center Office. Call their office (421-1051)
Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools
offers Computer Basic courses. Each class lasts about two hours and runs for
six weeks. There is
limited space, so advance registration is required. Call the WRPS
Information Technology Department at 715-424-6715, ext. 1035, to enroll.
The Academic Support Center
at Mid-State Technical College offers a free class in
Computer Basics. It runs for eight 90 minute