After getting your laptop, a few things need to be done before it is best to use, including logging on for home, adjusting the touchpad settings to avoid unintentional clicks, and learning the various touchpad motions.
If your wireless printer isn’t registering on the computer, follow these steps to connect it to your laptop. Make sure to use Internet Explorer for this, or it will not work.
Firefox is a highly efficient, faster, safer browser designed to be fully open source, with the latest security. It is completely free, due to the generous efforts of the Mozilla Foundation. It is recommended that, unless a specific web page requires it, you use Firefox over Internet Explorer.
The taskbar is an equivalent to tool to the dock on a Mac, and can also have programs, as well as other shortcuts, pinned to it. To use them, simply click the icon, and you will be taken to the program, file, or folder. It is preferable to simply placing icons on the desktop, as they cannot be accessed from other computers, and clutter up the hard drive.
The snipping tool is the Windows equivalent to the Shift>Apple>4 command found on Macs, and can also be used to take screen shots of specific areas of the screen. It normally will give higher resolution than the Printscreen key, meaning images are clearer and easier to see. To ensure better access, it is possible to place a shortcut to the tool on the taskbar.
The screen extension function, which makes your screen wider, rather than simply duplicating the screen onto the smartboard, allows you to have a video or document actively playing and moving, rather than holding still as it would in freeze mode, on one screen, while you work on things on the other screen.
Should you choose to use Internet Explorer, it will not automatically display everything you need. In order to make various toolbars and other objects appear, simply follow the steps found in this tutorial.
If you need to zoom in or out on the computer, follow the steps in this guide.