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5 Top Tips for Computer Beginners

If you know someone who is new to using computers, sharing this guide could really help them.
1. Be patient with yourself – everyone finds it difficult and frustrating to learn how to use computers
2. Computers are there to enhance your life. Think: what would I like to do better, do easier or do more of in my life? Then ask someone for advice on how a computer can help you achieve that goal.
3. Try to be selective about who you listen to. Those who are negative about computers may be scared themselves or maybe the digital world is just not for them. Don’t let your enthusiasm be dampened by them.
4. Go at your own pace – don’t compare yourself with anyone else. Everyone comes to computers with a different background and experience, and everyone learns to use them at a different pace.
5. Ask for help at any time, but especially if you:
can’t see the screen clearly
can’t use the mouse
haven’t used a keyboard before.

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