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What is a really good hard copy book to buy that teaches you how to do shortcuts on the computer? Most of the books I have seen or either too basic or just deal with how to use email, internet, etc.

By the way, I have a PC with Windows operating system.

By V. K. Eagan

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January 22, 20120 found this helpful

My daughter goes to the library and checks out several books at a time to see if she is interested in buying one for herself. If most of the books look like "older" manuals you may be able to get the library to order some newer ones. Some libraries have special computer classes and not all of them are just "basic".

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January 22, 20120 found this helpful

I use a Mac now, but saved a lot of money by using the Internet to learn about my PC. When I bought my first home PC (2004), I looked at hard copies of books but was really shocked at the cost and how quickly they go out of date-the suggestion to use the library is a very good one!

After buying the PC and setting it up, I was frustrated because the thing didn't seem to have a hard copy owner's manual. What? Everything comes with a user guide, doesn't it?

However, after shopping the books stores, I quickly discovered it's actually not a good idea to buy a hard copy of a book to learn my way around the home PC because software and operating systems change so quickly I'd be buying a new book almost every year.

You'd learn more joining an online forum, using the free support info on MS website, and from a site with pages like:

http://search.about.com/?q=pc+shortcuts

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/termshm/g/term_os.htm

http://www.about.com/compute/

I've also learned a lot about computer security from these about.com pages:

http://netsecurity.about.com/

http://antivirus.about.com/cs/tutorials/a/whatisavirus.htm

Good luck, and try to have fun. Learning your way around a computer that goes online can be daunting, I worried I would kill the 'Net when I first went out into cyberspace. LOL, the 'Net is still up, and I sold my first computer in 2010 to a college kid who was thrilled to get one in that clean a condition-I learned to defrag, debug, manage uploads, downloads, upgrade operating systems, and keep my hard drive clean, and all of it from reading online:)

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January 25, 20120 found this helpful

If you mean shortcut keys, just google " Microsoft computer shortcut keys."

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