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B EFORE W E G ET S TARTED … Please turn your cell phone to stun! Rest rooms are down the hall, on the right. Well take a 5 minute break at 11:00 a.m. Please hold questions about your own computer for the question and answer period at the end.
W HAT I N T HE W ORLD D OES THAT M EAN ? P ART 2
D EFAULT How it comes from the manufacturer What it does if you dont make any changes Examples: Speedometers in US: MPH main measure. In Canada: KPH is main measure. Email addresses – more than one – one of them will be the default. Printers – more than one printer – one of them will be the default.
B ROWSER Software which interprets webpage instructions into a user-friendly page Examples of browsers: Internet Explorer FireFox AOL Explorer Opera Netscape Safari
H OME P AGE This is the web page which opens when you first open your browser. You can change your home page. In IE: Internet Options In FireFox: Options In Safari: Preferences
F AVORITES AND BOOKMARKS Favorites and bookmarks – the terms are interchangeable. Bookmark can be a noun or a verb, e.g., to bookmark a site means to mark the site so that you dont have to type it in again the next time you go there. As a noun, a site saved for later is a bookmark. The word favorite is only a noun: a site saved for later is a favorite. Bookmarks and favorites are time-savers so that you dont have to retype a website address all the time.
A DDRESS BAR VS. SEARCH BAR When you know the URL of the site you want to visit and you dont have it bookmarked, you should type the address in the address bar. When you have no idea of the URL of a site you want to visit, you should use the search bar. Dont type http: or www. in the search bar.
T ABS Tabs are really browser windows inside a browser window Most browsers now offer tabs. Exceptions include AOL and CompuServe
RSS Really Simple Syndication A publishing format that lets people view headlines of the latest updates from their favorite blogs and Web sites all from within a single newsreader program.
ATOM Atom is the name of an XML-based Web content and metadata syndication format, and an application-level protocol for publishing and editing Web resources belonging to periodically updated websites.
E MAIL C LIENT A software program which resides on the users computer to handle email is called an email client. (As opposed to the software on the server which is called email server.) Examples include: Windows Mail (found in Vista) Outlook Express Outlook Thunderbird Eudora Pegasus IncrediMail
BCC Blind Carbon Copy Use BCC whenever you are emailing to a group of unrelated people
D RAFTS You can save your emails as you write In most clients, you save your email into the Drafts folder