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Computer Club Meet #2 Summary

posted Mar 19, 2012, 9:45 PM by Jason Lim   [ updated Mar 19, 2012, 10:06 PM ]
We had a very productive meet last week. As usual, we had the projector going on the wall, as everyone followed along with their laptops - or on the spare laptops I provided for those who didn't have one. =)

Meet Date: Thursday, March 15th 2012 - 10am - 12 noon
Location: Gina Johnson's home in Gilbert

A special Thank You to Gina for letting us use her beautiful big home! Attendees were able to use the wireless connection there to access the internet. Gina Johnson is a long-time client of mine and the founder of Sharing Down Syndrome AZ. She is a miracle worker, and as you can see loves helping others.

Topics Covered during Meeting #2:
  • Working with the Windows "task bar" and how program windows are represented there
  • Understanding "minimizing, maximizing, and restoring" program windows
  • The top three web browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome
  • Ensured everyone had the Chrome browser installed on their laptops
  • Instructed basic concepts centered upon Chrome browser
    • Working with Chrome browser tabs
      • Adding, deleting, and moving tabs
      • Opening links in current tab vs new tabs vs new window
      • Pulling tabs out of current browser window into its own window
      • Moving tabs between two separate browser windows
    • Working with Chrome bookmarks and the Bookmarks Bar
      • Revealing the Bookmarks Bar
      • Saving a webpage as a bookmark
      • Adding, deleting and moving bookmarks within the Bookmarks Bar
      • Creating folders within Bookmarks Bar to manage collection of bookmark
  • More efficient ways to browse the internet
    • Opening links in its own tabs via right-click or via middle scroll wheel button
    • Quickly browsing through lists of results/articles/ads links via separate tabs
  • General discussion over iPad, Apple computers, cheap laptops, and Chrome syncing