Getting Started with your PC
Taking your first steps on a PC?

Don't worry - we've all been there. Most of us have learned through trial and (a lot of) error.

But you can take a faster track. Let us show you the basics  - and maybe a few useful hints that will save you a lot of time and worry.

As usual, what you learn, in what order and how quickly, is up to you.

But here are a few of the things we normally cover:

    * The main parts of the computer - Screen, Keyboard, Mouse, Processor....
    * Starting up - and shutting down
    * User accounts and "Logging On"
    * A quick tour around your computer desktop - icons, toolbars, and all that jazz
    * Programs - what they are, and how to start them
    * Windows - open, minimise, restore, maximise, move, size.....
    * That damn mouse! - clicking, double-clicking, dragging, scrolling, right clicking.....
    * The most useful programmes - especially text editors and internet browsers
    * Simple internet browsing and searching
    ....and anything else you need to know...

At the end of the session, you should be able to: confidently start up and shut down your PC; control simple programmes, and find things on the web.