First time user
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Using a mouse
To move around the Internet, you need to know how to use a mouse, see the three steps below.
If you are new to using computers, click this link to the Absolute Beginners' Guide (from BBC Web Wise)*.
1. How it movesTo move the pointer on the screen:
2. Find a linkTo find a link to a new web page:
3. Click on a linkTo click on a link:
Print off the mouse skills quick reference guide to remind you of the basics.
* Hampshire County Council is not responsible for the content of external websites.Click on this link to find out more about using a mouse.
Using this website
If you are new to computers or this website, this page will help you to get started.
For information on using the mouse and keyboard and computer basics, see getting started.
A to Z index
The homepage of this site is called Computer Skills for life.
The link to it can be found at the top of the left-hand menu on all pages.
The homepage contains links to the main sections of the site to help you find topics of interest:
Internet for all
Use the Internet
Keeping in touch
Fit and well
Hobbies and fun
There is an A-Z index to help you see all the topics in one place and quickly link to one.
The link is shown on the left hand menu on all pages.
Save 'Computer Skills for life' as a favourite website
Go to the Computer Skills for life homepage (http://www.hants.gov.uk/computer-skills)
Right click on the page and click Add to Favorites
Click the folder where you want to save the favorite and click OK
Tip: Add the Computer Skills for life homepage as a quick link on your links bar - open Favorites and drag the link to your links bar.
Try it now!
Where you see this symbol
There are links to websites for you try something new.
There will be some information to help you and a link to Try it now!
For example to:
There's many more!
There's many more Try it now! links for you to find on 'Computer Skills for life". . . .
. . . . . have fun!
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