Microsoft Windows Basics Course Module 2:
Mouse & Keyboard Basics




Mouse Basics – Clicking Correctly

Over the years, I’ve found that a majority of people aren’t really using their mouse the right way.

This is not to say they’re using it completely wrong, but they misunderstand when they’re supposed to click once, and when they’re supposed to double-click.

In many cases, they double-click everything, which can cause unexpected results and lead to frustration and confusion.

While there unfortunately is no dead simple, clear-cut rule for when to click and when to double-click that can be said in one or two sentences, this lesson goes over most of the common examples and variations a few times to show you the right way to use your mouse. Also clarifies terminology that a lot of people misuse, and explains when to “right-click”, and why you might want to do so.



A Simple Secret That Makes the Computer Faster and Easier to Use

Most people use their computer in a way that slows them down and makes the whole thing more slow and frustrating than it has to be — learn a few simple steps in this quick easy lesson that you can use every day to make things quicker and easier with just a few clicks.



Using “Modifier Keys” – What They Are, And How Can They Make the Computer Easier?

This video lesson explains the right way to use the “modifier keys” on your keyboard, including Shift, Control (CTRL), and Alt.

I also teach you a few “keyboard shortcuts” that use those keys — when you use keyboard shortcuts along with the mouse (instead of mainly using the mouse to control the computer) it can make the computer easier and faster to use.



Cutting & Pasting with Keyboard Shortcuts Part 1

Part one of this two-part lesson teaches the basic terms and concepts related to cutting and pasting on your Windows PC and points out the modifier key — the Control or CTRL key — needed in combination with other keys to cut, copy, and paste.



Cutting & Pasting with Keyboard Shortcuts Part 2

Part two continues from the previous video lesson and shows you the steps with a few example scenarios. Includes bonus steps for copying and pasting on an Android or other mobile device