Computer Instruction

 

 

 

 

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Focus Tips/Instructions:

 

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Instructions for creating a Bookmark (aka Favorite):

 

  1. Go to the instructors “Staff Page”
    1. If you are on campus, simply type staff/gloker in the url bar. You do NOT even need to put the http://
    2. If you are OFF campus, you will need to type out the entire URL: staff.beaumont.k12.tx.us/gloker/ Do NOT put the www. The full url is http://staff.beaumont.k12.tx.us/gloker/ although you do NOT have to type the http://
  2. Create a bookmark for the Main CG Page (Staff Page).
    1. Go to Menu: Favorites/Add to Favorites
    2. If you know how to manage “Links”, you can file the favorite into the “Links” folder…just be sure to change the name to something short, like CG or Photo.
  3. If you like, you can make shortcuts/favorites for additional links off the main page.
    1. Go back to the main page and follow the other links for Class Documents, Focus, Web Links, Notes, Dates to Remember creating “Favorites” for each.
    2. You may need to change the title of each favorite as you make them so that you will remember what is on that page.

 

 

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Special Changes: When you log into a computer for the first time, take a few minutes and change these special "Power User/Performance Settings" changes.

 

NOTE: If you MOVE computers...you will need to redo this at each new computer. It is unnecessary to change other "appearance" attributes as these "profile choices" will NOT roam with you and will need to set them up each time. Therefore, please leave "Appearance" settings alone.

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Need a computer for the house? Fortunately, computers have come down in price over the last decade. Demand is down, and supply is high, resulting in the lowest prices ever. In fact, cheap electronics have defied the traditional models of inflation. While the price of bread, eggs, milk, etc. has doubled in the last decade, a basic computer has become VERY powerful at a fraction of the cost. And entry level computer once cost $1,000 just 10 years ago. Today, you can get a powerful laptop for less than $500. When you consider the economic benefit (that means the ability to make money) with a basic computer, that is almost nothing. Another interesting statistic is that of the newest generation entering at the same price point as the previous, old model. Consider the iPhone. Introduced in 2007, each low end model has come in around $200. The industry has to do this to remain competitive. They replace the older model with a new, highly desirable version tempting you to buy. This has lead to a large secondary market of nearly perfect units. As of 2016, an iPhone 4s, while no longer able to get the latest updates, is a really good iPhone to find used for both photography as well as pocket computing. To find used electronics, look to FaceBook, Craiglist or SouthEastTexasClassifieds.com.

 

 

 

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See Office 2007 vs 2003 for more details regarding Office 2007 Tips, etc.

 

 

 

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  1. Outdated: Click on Start, Right Click on "My Computer"...click "Show on Desktop". Then, right click on "My Computer" again and click on properties. Go to Advanced, go to "Performance Settings" (top button). Click on "Adjust for Best Performance" (third button), then click on all four "Show..." items and then click on the 2nd and 3rd from last check boxes. Click OK and then OK to get back to your desktop. Windoze key + E, new for Windows 7, really makes this tip unnecessary. Try it now.

     

        

     

  2. OUTDATED...no longer necessary with Word 2007: Once you are in Microsoft Word (Pre-2007), go to Customize, and click ON the top to options to set the "Show Standard and Formatting Toolbars on two rows"...and "Always use full menus". (Alt, T, C, N)

                    

 

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