Laptops & Tablets For Seniors

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For Seniors: Empty Your Laptop's Recycle Bin

When you throw away junk mail, it’s still in the house — it’s just in the waste basket. That’s the idea behind the Windows Recycle Bin. Your old files sit there, and you can retrieve them until you empty [more…]

For Seniors: Set Your Windows Screen Resolution

Changing the screen resolution on your Windows laptop can make items onscreen easier to see. Windows allows you to adjust the resolution as necessary to suit whatever your needs may be. [more…]

For Seniors: Change Your Laptop’s Desktop Background

Windows 8.1 offers several preset background patterns and color sets you can choose from the PC Settings. This is just one of the many ways Windows allows you to customize to your needs to make your laptop [more…]

For Seniors: Adjust a Laptop's Keyboard Repeat Rates

Adjusting your keyboard’s repeat rate settings might make it easier for you to type, and it can be helpful to people with dexterity challenges or those adjusting to using a keyboard for the first time. [more…]

For Seniors: Make Your Laptop Touchpad Easier to Use

To avoid having to click your touchpad too often, you can use your keyboard to move the cursor instead of moving your mouse with your hand, or you can activate a window by hovering your mouse over it rather [more…]

For Seniors: Set Default Printer Preferences in Windows

Your printer might offer you a choice of capabilities — such as printing in color or black and white, printing in draft quality (which uses less ink), or high quality [more…]

For Seniors: Access Recently Used Files on Your Laptop

Your Windows laptop gives you multiple ways for accessing files that you need. You can access files you have already opened, search for them with Start Screen Search, or use File Explorer. [more…]

For Seniors: Delete a File or Folder on Your Laptop

If you don’t need a file or folder anymore, you can clear up clutter on your laptop by deleting it. Remember, keeping your files organized and deleting unused or unnecessary files or folders will keep [more…]

For Seniors: Back Up Files to a Laptop's CD/DVD Drive

In the event that your laptop is damaged or loses data, you’d be fortunate to have a copy safely tucked away. Storing data on a USB stick or CD or DVD disk is a popular choice. If your laptop doesn’t have [more…]

For Seniors: How to Use the Windows 8.1 Camera App

The Camera app was new with Windows 8. If your laptop has a camera (in the case of a computer, what you have may be a webcam), you can use the Camera app features to take both still photos and videos. [more…]

For Seniors: Adjust the Volume on a Windows Laptop

You can set the master system volume for your Windows laptop to be louder or softer. If you have hearing problems or just need to adjust volume for setting, making the change is simple. [more…]

For Seniors: Adjust Display Settings on a Windows 8.1 Laptop

Your Windows 8.1 laptop will allow you to modify the display settings as needed. If the display is too dim or too bright, don’t worry, you can change it to suit your eyes. [more…]

For Seniors: Display Tabs in Internet Explorer 11

Windows 8 and 8.1 come already prepared with the latest and greatest, Internet Explorer 11. On your laptop, you can easily display tabs from the Start screen. Just follow these simple steps: [more…]

For Seniors: Create a Music Playlist in Windows Media Player

A playlist is a saved set of music tracks you can create yourself — like a personal music album. The Windows Media Player allows you to compile playlists of your favorite music that can be accessed at [more…]

For Seniors: Burn Music to a CD/DVD

Saving music files to a storage medium on your laptop, such as a CD or DVD, is referred to as burning. You might burn music to a disc so you can take it to a party or another computer location. [more…]

For Seniors: Sync Your Laptop with a Music Device

If you have a portable music player, like an iPod or MP3 music device, you can sync it to your laptop to transfer music files to it. This is a common practice for users who like to add music to their portable [more…]

For Seniors: Play Music on Your Windows Laptop

Many users like to play music directly from their laptop. This is easily done by using the Windows Media Player. This player allows you to do most things you will want to do with your music collection [more…]

For Seniors: Select the Best Internet Connection for You

Before you can connect to the Internet for the first time, you have to have certain hardware in place and choose your Internet service provider (also referred to as [more…]

For Seniors: Choose the Right Web Browser for You

A browser is a program that you use to navigate around the Internet. Popular browsers include Internet Explorer from Microsoft, Firefox from Mozilla, Opera from Opera Software, Chrome from Google, and [more…]

For Seniors: Navigate the Web with Internet Explorer

You need to learn how to get around the web using a browser such as the popular Internet Explorer (IE) from Microsoft. If you have Windows 8 or 8.1, you can actually access two different versions of IE [more…]

For Seniors: Use Tabs in Web Browsers

To make browsing the internet easy, you can use the tabs in your web browser. Tabs allow you to have several web pages open at once and easily switch among them. [more…]

For Seniors: Designate a Home Page in Internet Explorer

Your home page(s) appears automatically every time you log on to the Internet on your laptop, so choose one or a few sites that you go to often for this setting. [more…]

For Seniors: Search the Web Using Google

You can use words and phrases to search for information on the web using any search engine, like Google or Bing In this example, you’ll use Desktop IE and Google, a popular search engine. [more…]

For Seniors: Search a Web Page Using Desktop Internet Explorer

If you have a laptop that uses Windows 8 or 8.1, you will have the option of using Desktop Internet Explorer to search web pages. To do so, just follow these simple steps: [more…]

For Seniors: Save Favorite Websites in Internet Explorer

If there’s a site you intend to revisit, you may want to save it to IE’s Favorites folder so you can easily go there again without having to search for it each time you want to view the website. [more…]

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