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Introduction to Windows 10 Part 1

November 4th 2019

This opening session of the CCC Programme is the first of 2 which are aimed at newcomers to computing, so no prior knowledge is assumed. Over the first 2 weeks we will explore the basic aspects of the computer and develop your skills in interacting with it. These fundamental skills will then provide a foundation for other sessions in the Programme.

Topics covered include:

  • general orientation – a first look at the desktop, start menu, icons, taskbar, notification area
  • using the mouse – left click, right click, double click, dragging
  • using the keyboard – familiar keys plus special keys and functions
  • working with windows – opening, closing, moving, resizing; program windows, file windows, other types
  • if required, working with the touchscreen

If you have a laptop please bring it with you, along with your charger unit. If you have a mouse bring that too. If you don’t have a mouse I recommend you get one –  most people find a mouse easier to use than the touchpad on the laptop, especially when starting out.  There are many shapes and sizes of mouse you can buy, the general type to choose from is cordless optical.

You may find it useful to bring a notebook and pen with you.

Click the link to open or download a 2 page document summarising many of the basic operations covered in the first 2 sessions:

  Introduction to Windows Handout

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