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How to find your way around a computer

Posted by Computer Trainer and maintainer on January 05, 2016

How to find your way around a computer
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Are you like most of my clients and tell yourself that you are 'stupid' because you don't understand or 'get' your computer and programs?
Well, don't be so hard on yourself. Think about it. I know you are good at something you do. Painting, driving a truck, building a dog kennel, sewing your kids clothes, or you just love to iron with perfection. So, these are things that you couldn't do at one time. Right? Somebody had to teach you how to do it. And if you learnt from somebody or just taught yourself, you are certainly not 'stupid'.
If you can't type as a secretary would, just keep...

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Conquer the Qwerty keyboard

Posted by Computer Trainer and maintainer on January 06, 2016

Conquer the Qwerty keyboard
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All computer keyboards have the letters QWERTY in the first row of letters.Look on the left hand side. The first computer in 1868 had the keys set out with two rows of letters in alphabetical order.
However, the keys jammed together so a clever person came along and set the keys out so there was more room beside each one. Therefore; it just so happened that the first row spelt QWERTY, and in 1874 another typewriter came out and we are still using this keyboard now. No-one rushed to buy it for many years as people preferred to hand write their letters. No new fangle gadgets could be trusted. lol
We have other keys on our computer keyboards that come in handy. For instance, the TAB key moves our cursor (using the mouse) over a space. We need to be careful where it is placed so we don't split up words. 
The CAPS LOCK key, of...

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How to make up safe passwords

Posted by Computer Trainer and maintainer on January 05, 2016

To ensure a safe password, use letters and numbers and make a couple of the letters capitals. 
To remember your passwords, take the first letter of each of your children, if you have any, or of your animals, or relatives. 
Then add numbers. Just make sure it is not an actual word that can come up in the dictionary. Scammers use a program that runs through every word in the dictionary and add numbers once they have found one that is being used as a...

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