Every software application has a learning curve. Some applications are easier to use and understand than others. But what you're going to find as you become more experienced with computers and software is that nearly all applications have features or controls in common with each other. If you're a novice with computers at the moment, you've probably wondered how more experienced users can just sit down and start being productive with applications they've never used before. What seasoned computer users know is that most applications have basic things in common and they know where to look for the commands that will allow them to perform the tasks they want to accomplish. This video covers five features that appear in and work similarly in nearly all applications.
- [Voiceover] Every software application…has a learning curve.…Some applications are easier…to use and understand than others.…But what you're going to find as you become more experienced…with computers and software, is that nearly all applications…have features or controls in common with each other.…If you're a novice with computers at the moment,…you've probably wondered how more experienced users…can just sit down and start being productive…with applications they've never used before.…Yes, talent and an aptitude for computers…can be significant contributors,…but what seasoned computer users know…is that most applications have basic things in common,…and they know where to look for the commands that will…allow them to perform the tasks they want to accomplish.…
So in this video, I want to go over five features…that appear in and work the same in nearly all applications.…The first common feature is the File menu.…Here are some screenshots of the File menu…from a couple different applications.…Just about every application has a File menu,…
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- What is a computer?
- Purchasing a laptop vs. desktop
- Understanding files and folders
- Opening and saving files
- Working with software
- Setting up printers and Bluetooth devices
- Connecting to networks to go online
- Setting up email
- Receiving and sending email
- Searching the web
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1. Getting to Know Computers
2. Getting Started
3. Software and Applications
4. Computer Peripherals
5. Networks and Getting Online
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