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Tips for Laptop Use

| Turning on | Touchpad | Printing | Saving | Shut Down |

Turning on the Computer

To turn on the computer, press the blue button on the top left side of the keyboard.

Using the Touchpad


To print a document that you are viewing, there are 2 options.

  1. You may click on the printer icon within the application. (This is usually located in the task bar at the top of the screen. Typically there is a picture of a printer on it.)
  2. Click on the "File" menu (in the upper left corner of most applications) and select the "print" option.

NOTE: All print outs may be picked up at the circulation desk. Be sure to know your computer number (located on the top of the computer) whenever retrieving print outs. Like the computer lab, be prepared for a 10 to 15 minute wait for print jobs. Length of wait will depend on usage.


Shut Down

To prevent losing information or damaging your files, always end the Windows session before you turn off your computer.

To end a Windows session:

  1. Save your work to the A: drive
  2. Exit the program that you are using. To do this click on the close butt on (the "X" in the upper right hand corner.)
  3. Continue saving files and exiting programs until only the Windows desktop is active.
  4. From the Windows desktop, click on "Start" then "Shut Down."
  5. Make sure "Shut down the computer?" is selected, then click on "Yes." After a few seconds, a message appears telling you that your computer is shutting down, then the computer automatically turns off.