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Jim Fallon at Helping Chatham, Ma. Residents Cure Confusion with Their Technology Since 1989!

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What is Windows?

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It’s called “Windows” for a reason …

Even though you may only do one thing at a time on your computer, more advanced users do many, many, many things at one time.

We are writing an email in one Window, while browsing the Internet in another Window, while typing a document in a third Window.

The ability of an “App” to run in a “Window” is what allows us to “multi-task”. And the ability to move those Windows around, resize them, and minimize them (get them out of the way), is something that a lot of folks don’t fully understand.

Understand that the majority of my customers are “technology neophytes” so none of this stuff is obvious to them. What’s amazing is that they seem to stumble through it all anyway, and eventually get to what they were trying to do.

Here is the “Windows” lesson you never had. 8 minutes

For an optimal learning experience, here are some simple video playback controls to keep in mind:

  • Pause/Play: Simply tap the spacebar.
  • Advance 10 Seconds: Press the right arrow key.
  • Rewind 10 Seconds: Hit the left arrow key.

Now click the video below to watch it…