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These articles are meant for those whom need a little help with computer basics and security; covering topics that are beneficial to the personal computer user while using minimal technical talk.
Scroll down for picture based walktrough style how tos that cover some commonly asked questions.
How tos of commonly asked questions.
Emoticons also known as emojis are the modern worlds way of portraying feelings and emotions through text. This abbreviated form of communication has become very popular. 😃
ASCII characters allow the keyboard to be so much more. To put it simply ASCII is the numerical representation of text. However, ASCII is not as popular as it once was, and has been extended by Unicode which added a large variety of symbols.
Unicode extends ASCII by taking a 🌍 view adding languages and symbols like U+1F30E one of the many symbols for planet Earth.
In order to type keyboard symbols you must use the numeric key pad to the right of the letters do not use the numbers above the letters on the keyboard. Num Lock must be on as well. Here are a few that are handy to know.
To type the degree° symbol hold the Alt key and type 0176 or hold Alt and type 167 on the numeric key pad. On a Mac press Shift key + Option key + 8.
To type the Copyright © symbol hold the Alt key and type 0169 on the numeric key pad. On a Mac press Option key + g.
computer noun, often attributive
com·put·er | \ kəm-ˈpyü-tər \
Definition of computer
: one that computes
specifically : a programmable usually electronic device that can store, retrieve, and process data