Every page on the internet has a unique address so your browser knows which file to display on screen from the millions on the internet. It’s essential that it’s typed exactly as it’s written and into the “Address Bar”
The following picture shows the sockets available on many Desktop PCs (what I call the large boxes which sit on or under your desk). If you have these, your headphone or speakers plug into the green one (as indicated).
Dongle (usually USB)
There are 2 kinds in frequent use:-
1. Wireless dongles for connecting wirelessly to the home router
2. Bluetooth dongles for connecting a bluetooth keyboard or mouse to a PC
When a person says Outlook, they are usually referring to:-
The program which is part of Microsoft Office (along with Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and a few others). It has a cost attached to using it – whether you pay this all in one sum of money by buying Office 2019 Home and Student Edition (for example) or as part of Office 365 Subscription (payable monthly or annually). This Outlook can be used whether or not you are connected to the internet at the time.
However, it can also be used to refer to OUTLOOK.COM – the FREE Outlook-type program which anyone can sign up for and use for as long as they wish. Unlike the program if you don’t have a connection to the internet your email is accessible, along with its other features. As a result it is described as ‘webmail’.
Tool Tip (a Windows feature)
A tool tip is a small pop up window which appears when you move your mouse to hover (move over) a Windows menu or toolbar button – it explains what the item or button does. An example is shown below of a Tool Tip for my Santander button on my Bookmarks Toolbar in Firefox.
USB Hard Drive
Usually used for backups, but also for transferring large amounts of data quickly between PCs, since they are available in capacities from 500GB up to 4TB (4 times as much!).
Built into almost all laptops, tablets and smartphones, most people don’t have to think about their webcam – until it stops working !
Desktop PC users need to plug in a USB-connected one like the one below (which usually have a microphone built in). This type are also used when a PC or laptop’s built in web fails to work reliably.