Windows Basics – Icons vs Shortcuts

To be able to use your computer more effectively, you should be familiar with as many of its features as you can. This tutorial covers the basics of icons and shortcuts and is a continuation of the tutorial, Windows Basics – The Taskbar. Icons are small pictures that are used to represent a program or …

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Windows Basics – The Start Button and Start Menu

To be able to use your computer more effectively, you should be familiar with as many of its features as you can. This tutorial covers the basics of the Start Menu. The Windows operating system (OS) provides a visual interface for you to use to interact with your computer. It consists of a “desktop”, which …

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What a Computer Does When You Turn it On

Have you ever wondered what happens when you press the power button on your computer? Well, it’s pretty straight-forward, really. Your average PC or Mac is designed in such a way that the parts are interchangeable, so when it turns on, it has to check to see if any of its parts have been removed …

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