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Xtra Topics - Basic Computer Resources   Tags: basic, computer, computers, resources  

This guide contains a number of resources and links to help those who are not as familiar with computers to better work with a computer, and to help familiarize themselves with some common resources and programs
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2012 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Beginning Computer Users

Computer Skills

  • Free Online Typing-Tutor
    Learn how to type.
  • Rapid Typing Zone
    Learn techniques, play games, and test your typing speed.
  • Typing Test
    How fast can you type? Find out with this free typing test that works in your web browser and takes only a couple of minutes to complete.
  • Mouse Aerobics
    Online exercises in which you can practice mouse clicks, using buttons, check boxes, and drop down menus. Also provides practice on scrolling up and down a page.

Using a Mac (Apple computer)

  • Basic Interface Introduction
    An interface initiation lessons will introduce you to the different pieces that make up the Mac OS interface, tell you how to get around it, and show you how to use the Finder and Finder windows, the Desktop, the menu bar, the Dock, the Trash, files and folders, and more.
  • Basic Programs Introduction
    Lessons to introduces users to different applications or Mac OS features, and provide a quick run-through on how to use it effectively.
  • Customization
  • Troubleshooting


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