An essential part in learning to become proficient when it comes to using a computer is to learn the right-click. The term right-click refers to the button found on the right side of a mouse with two or more buttons. But both the Windows operating system and most of the applications you’ll use have special shortcuts and menus that will appear when you click the items with the right-mouse button. Oftentimes you’ll find shortcuts to commands and actions that may otherwise involve navigating through several menus or dialog boxes.
- [Voiceover] In the central part in learning…to become proficient when it comes to…using a computer, is to learn the right-click.…The term right-click refers to the button…found on the right side of a mouse…that has two or more buttons.…Generally, if you're right-handed,…you click the left button of the mouse…the majority of the time with your right index finger.…That's the mouse's main button…that allows you to select items,…or to double-click things to open them,…or even to fire lasers at enemies in video games.…But both the Windows operating system…and most of the applications you'll use…have special shortcuts and menus…that will appear when you click the items…with the right mouse button.…
For example, in the previous movie…we saw that you can empty the Recycle Bin…by opening it and then clicking…the Empty Recycle Bin button.…Let's close these windows for now.…But a faster way to do that…is to simply right-click on the Recycle Bin…and then choose Empty Recycle Bin from here.…You can also right-click on files…
Interested in Mac computers? Check out Garrick's companion course, Computer Literacy for Mac.
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Computers
2. Getting Started
3. Software and Applications
4. Computer Peripherals
5. Networks and Getting Online
7. Web Browsing and Searching
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