Basic computer training – Your desktop and icons

Computer desktop

Basic computer training - Your desktop and icons

Basic computer skills

To continue our basic computer training course for seniors, beginners and novices, we move on to a tutorial explaining the layout of your computer desktop and an introduction to desktop icons. The lesson is suitable for anyone learning online worldwide and for those looking to qualify in The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) this lesson will cover Equal Skills, desktop, elements 2.1 and 2.2.

The lesson demonstrates a conventional computer desktop and lists the three main areas, icons, gadgets and taskbar. The computer lesson then goes on to explain about desktop shortcuts and how they are identified fundamental for improving your computer skills.

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Desktop – Computer Lesson for Seniors – Adding Desktop Gadgets to your Desktop

Computer lesson for seniors desktop computer gadgets

Computer lesson for seniors desktop computer gadgets

Computer lessons for seniors and beginners

In this computer lesson for seniors and beginners we demonstrate how to customise your desktop display by adding desktop gadgets such as a clock, news feeds and weather from around the world. The computer tutorial uses the windows 7 operating system although gadgets can also be displayed using Window Vista.

Gadgets are the handy little applications that let you know the time, the weather for home or your next holiday destination, exchange rates, latest news items and lots more. This online learning tutorial for beginners and seniors will demonstrate about gadgets, making your computer desktop much more personal to you and helping to enhance your own computer skills. The computer lesson is suitable for anyone worldwide wishing to learn about computers.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate

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Your Computer – Desktop – Create Desktop Shortcut Computer Lesson

Creating shortcuts computer lessons for seniors

Creating shortcuts computer lessons for seniors

Computer lessons for seniors and beginners

This computer lesson for seniors and beginners shows you how to create desktop shortcut and desktop icons. This lesson also shows you how to delete icons from your desktop. When learning computer skills it is considered good practice to keep your desktop as free as possible of icons and shortcuts as it does tend to slow your pc’s performance. However, there are times when you need to create desktop shortcuts in order to save time and make programmes and work easy to find. This computer lesson for seniors and beginners is aimed at teaching how to maintain your desktop and organise your computer, the lesson is suitable for any beginner new to computing and wanting to learn basic computer skills.
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Your Computer – Desktop – Using The Recycle Bin Online Lesson

Computer lesson for seniors - using the recycle bin

Computer lessons for seniors and beginners

Using The Recycle Bin And Deleting Desktop Icons Free Online Computer Lesson For Seniors and Beginners

Recycle Bin and Icons

Learning Objectives

  • How to delete
  • How to restore deleted items
  • Understanding Desktop icons

Target Audience:
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