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#1 miocean

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:56 AM

Yes, I admit, I have always been "one of those". You know, when you're talking to someone about personal computers they say "oh, you're one of those". Never right clicked. There was no right click. Had to buy special programs to read documents sent by "the others." Installing software was a piece of cake. Never got a virus. Almost 20 years of being "one of those."

Now many of "the others" are becoming "one of those" and a right click has been introduced. I set my mouse to right click about a year ago and I must always right click all the time because all of a sudden all these windows started popping up every time I clicked. I had to turn it off.

Well, I am joining "the others" as far as the right click goes. I have discovered it has some advantages. If you have any little secrets for me to teach me how to right click and what you can do with it, I'd appreciate it. I've discover spelling correction and no longer have to ask my husband how to spell chihuahua. :D

I will probably always be "one of those" but right now I am opening windows all the time.

Help! :thank-you:
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 01:32 PM

Hi miocean, glad that you have managed to find how to right click and that it brings up so many more menus for you. I am assuming that you are a windows user and sadly I can't suggest anything for you because I haven't used a windows computer for about 4 years, I use apple so some of my functions are slightly different. However some things are similar and its just remember that right click on a document will give one menu and then highlighting something on the document and right clicking will bring up another menu. Have fun with your new found right click!

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:04 PM

Buttons,

I didn't think we could mention a company but I have always been an Apple user. Apple always had a one click mouse. I have always used drop down menus as that was the Apple platform. So maybe you can help me with it anyway. I also have a track pad but I find it a little harder to get my hands to work it.

I am getting better daily so maybe it is just a matter of moving my fingers a little to the left on the mouse so I am not right clicking all the time. :rolleyes:

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:04 AM

Miocean, when do you get the menus appearing? Is at the slightest touch of you mouse? Re-read your post and noticed you also have a track pad and it made me think of a recent issue I had in which menus kept appearing on my desktop but seemed to jump around and would not let me click on anything, I eventually solved it by unplugging my graphics tablet when not using it and hey bingo I have no problem with the mouse or menus flashing up at me.

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:29 PM

Thanks Buttons, the track pad is on my laptop. The mouse is just a problem of my own hands I think, pressing off center. Weird thing is that I was/am a fairly good keyboarder (in the old days, typist). Now, I type a word and it comes out wrong. Quite often it's repeatedly the same word. I even took the keyboard back and of course the tech had no problem but they replaced it anyway. I have a harder time on the laptop because I have to reach over the track pad but I am getting better at that. Odd, though, I had it at a workshop the other day and the instructor used it and he had almost the same problem and commented "that was odd"...?

It's taking patience but I am getting better. For instance, I just clicked to relocate my cursor to another spot and a window comes up with "undo" and things like that. It is because I am pressing in the middle instead of the left.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:23 AM

............. For instance, I just clicked to relocate my cursor to another spot and a window comes up with "undo" and things like that. It is because I am pressing in the middle instead of the left.

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I've found that happen so many times, Miocean, and it's really annoying! For instance, if I want to paste a link, I right click and instead of "paste" I get a whole new menu that doesn't include "paste"! You're absolutely right, it just depends whereabouts on the mouse I actually do the click. It took me ages to realise that! :emoticon-dont-know:

Prior to being involved with ISN, I had very little computer knowledge and was a complete "techno-phobe". (I still type with one finger; or two to do capitals! ;) :blush: ) I would get my husband to do the simplest tasks for me and it was literally years before I even sent an email! :rolleyes: Now he has to prise me away from the computer and I remember how thrilled I was when I first did a link and posted a photo and they both worked........how sad is that??! :lol: That's another thing for which I have to thank ISN........dragging me kicking and screaming into the 21st century!! :lol:

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#7 miocean

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:55 PM

Jo,
With 1,336 posts you would hardly guess. I was very anti technology in the beginning when they brought computers into the schools. Keep in mind these were the ones with the green screens and you could only make pictures x s called Logo. At the same time they were questioning the ingredients in everything used in the classroom from glue to markers and each individual item had to have a materials label. My feeling was that the were trying to create a movement to "clean art" - taking the manipulation of materials and the tactile experience away from children, something I was really against. As time went on a began to embrace it and one day looked at my computer and said "big brother I surrender".

I ended up teaching a computer graphics program my last year teaching and it was very interesting to see how the kids were able to combine what I had taught them in the classroom about the elements and principals of art. Picture 25 kindergarten students all on computers at once, one new to the country who had never seen one before and pointed the mouse at the screen and clicked like a video game, another who held the mouse with the wire going down (which makes sense because that would be where a mouse's tail would be), but everything was backwards on her screen, some of the machines would send to the printer and other had to save work to disks (remember them?) and then I would have to insert each disk to print. 350 kids in 2 days!!! Then, the sixth grade students did amazing things where they downloaded images on ancient Greek columns and created graphics with them. One student made the columns teeth in a mouth with braces! I had a grant to do this, brought home all the disks when I left teaching but things have changed so much the program no longer exists and the USB disk reader couldn't read them. My final presentation to the foundation the I received the grant from should still be there, I think I'll call and ask if they still have it and if I can borrow it and have it printed.

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