Senior Computer Learning Center
serving South Shore, Massachusetts
 
Fred AdamsFRED'S TIP OF THE MONTH




Check Your Downloaded File

November 2017

Is your downloaded file safe to open?

Have you ever downloaded a file from the Internet and wondered if it was infected with malware?
Scan the file with the antivirus software that’s installed on your PC without having to scan your entire computer.
Simply right-click on the downloaded file and then select Scan with [your installed antivirus program].


Adjust Exposure

Adjust Photo Exposure

October 2017

If your photos are coming out too dark or too bright,
you can use this trick to adjust the exposure.

Adjust exposure while taking a photo



Mouse Pointer

Set Pointer Size


September 2017
Spare Your Eyes With These
MOUSE POINTER SETTINGS!!

Mouse Pointer Options
Google

May 2017

MORE GOOGLE SEARCH TIPS

Search terms in quotation marks will search for words only in that exact order - E.g. “1965 Ford”

Learn when the sun will rise or set, search for it on Google. E.g.  Sunrise Boston

Do two Google searches at once. Add  ‘or’ between the terms   E.g. “Saint Nick” or “Santa”

Search the name of a holiday and learn what date that holiday is on. E.g. Columbus Day

Convert  currency and units.  E.g.  convert 190 lbs to  stones;  convert 20 pounds to dollars

Inserting “..” between two numbers will search within that range E.g. “Chicken News” 2013 .. 2016

Define a word by typing “define:” followed by the word. E.g. define:   pangea

Network Password

WiFI

April 2017

HOW TO FIND YOUR
WIRELESS NETWORK PASSWORD

Forgot your wifi password?
Click here for instructions to find it.

TABBED BROWSING

Tabbed Browsing

March 2017

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TABBED BROWSING

Take full advantage of tabbed browsing on all Internet browsers.

While reading an article or browsing a website, you may come across a link that interests you. Any link to another page can be opened in a new tab so it does not interrupt your reading.

To perform this action, hold down the Ctrl key and left click the link. If you have a mouse with a wheel, click the link by depressing the wheel instead of rolling it. Either of the methods opens a link in a new window.

Tip: To open a new blank tab, press Ctrl + T at the same time.


SCAMS

Scams

February 2017

PROTECTING AMERICA'S CONSUMERS

Three sites to use for reporting scams
www.ftc.gov
www.ic3.gov
Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors



COMPUTER
COOKIES


Computer Cookies

January 2017

Do You Know All About Cookies?

Computer Cookies Explained
Don't Miss It!!

COMPUTER COOKIES



KEYBOARD
SHORTCUTS


Keyboard Tips

December 2016

15 Keyboard Shortcuts You Probably Don't Know

Navigate your computer more easily with
the push of a few buttons - try these at

WOMAN'S DAY




Just Google It

November 2016

Google Search Tips for YOU

Putting a " - " in front of a term
will deselect that category.
"Chocolate Cake Recipes - nuts"

Type "Books by" and the name of
an author, Google will display all of
their works.
E.g.. Books by Ken Follett

Search for plane information
by searching the flight number,
E.g. Delta Air 2024

Searching for a PDF or Powerpoint
on a topic? Search by file type
by using the subject followed by
"filetype (PPT or jpg or pdf or doc etc.)
E.g. "Fall of Rome" filetype:ppt

Don't remember the name of a song
you heard? Fill in the blanks of any
search with asterisks (*) and Google
will try to complete your search
for you. E.g Walking ** Patsy Kline
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