Getting Comfortable With The Basics


Settings are important if you expect to have the best experience running programs directly on your computer from the web.  Web services, social networks, webmail, even your banking service will have settings you should pay attention to.  Many of these settings have a large influence on how secure and private your online experience will be.


  • Chrome browser by Google
    • Click the (3 dot icon) check out More Tools and Settings
    • In More Tools, you can manage extensions.
    • The Settings area is where the start-up page is set; cash and cookie are also cleared in this area.

Web-based email:

  • Gmail
    • Click the Gear icon and select Mail settings and Account settings
    • In the Mail settings area, the General tab set font style, your picture, signature…
      • Check out the other tabs.
    • At upper right-click (thumbnail image or initial), choose “Manage your Google account,” where you can change your password, set up password recovery options, edit your profile, and set up 2-step verification.

Online Accounts

    • Sign in choose Your Account
    • Settings, password, credit cards, address book, profile…

Explore the Dropdown menu. – Sometimes referred to as a pull-down menu or dropbox, a drop-down menu is a menu that appears when clicking on a button or text selection. For example, many programs will have a “File” drop-down menu at the top left of their screen. Clicking on the “File” text generates a new menu with additional options.


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