This page contains links to documents created for the Computer Beginners
' group of the Brighton and Hove U3A.
If you have any problems, please e-mail me at jer123 @ janetelizabeth.org.uk (no spaces) or phone me on 504506.
Scroll down or follow this link for the documents on Internet Security
published Spring 2014.
U3A Beginners' Computing: Documents for Getting Started, Autumn 2013
1. Be a Good Guesser
- how to work out what your computer is up to.
up and down a web page
- when is a pointer not a pointer?
4. Files, folders and Windows Explorer
- how the Windows 7 filing system is organised and displayed; using the Windows Explorer window and its "navigation panel" to move files between folders.
The Windows 7 document filing system
How to deal safely with invitations to install updates
5. Configuring Firefox
web browser, so you can save pdf documents (the next three topics)
6. Organising your Files
- creating folders, saving documents from the web.
, saving documents from the web to your computer.
7. Exercise to download or save a picture from the web
and then attach it to an e-mail
message. (You can use these techniques to create Christmas e-mail greetings.)
U3A Beginners' Computing: Documents on Internet Security, Spring 2013
1. Recognising E-mail Scams
, Fraud and Identity Theft, including how to send details of an attempted fraud to the police.
2. How to safely browse
the web (introducing some basic concepts), some suggested web sites
for you evaluate, and how to be a discerning web user
You could also try my web page Be Safe and Secure
and follow the links you find there.
Using Interactive Online Maps
Online maps by Google
let you "zoom in" on any known address (preferably with post- or zip-code) and often a street-view or photograph too. You can also get a map showing directions from one location to another. The only way to learn to drive maps is to try it yourself, but you may find these helpful ...
Firefox users: Google Maps Help Centre
Safari users: Google's "classic" navigation controls