A Windows 8 training will be taught by Leslie Carroll-Bartlett, retired Extension Technology Specialist, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, in the Healthy Nevada Innovation Center, upstairs at 212 W. Walnut, Suite B, in Nevada.
Windows has an all new look beginning with the Start Screen replacing the Start Menu. Apps and charms become the new tools for navigating Windows 8. Attendees will learn to navigate the Start Screen by either swiping with a finger across the screen or using the mouse to move from side to side and up and down.
There are several new methods of starting applications and searching in Windows 8. New Terms to learn are “Charms”, “Apps,” “Hot Corners.” It also includes a new method of turning off the computer. You will learn how to customize the Start Screen and use the existing desktop. This will include moving Apps on the Start Screen adding Apps and finding new Apps in the App Store. New to Windows 8 are Charms much like our old Control Panel, connecting to the wireless networks, adding devices and printers, and printing from your new computer. It will also cover “Why do we need a Microsoft Account?” and Using Microsoft Live.
Register by calling the Extension Center at 417/448-2560 by Aug. 14. The cost is $20 and attendees need to bring their laptop. Let us know at that time if you need any special accommodations.