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Configuring a PC for a Senior Citizen

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 5 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "I would like to know if there are any resources on the web describing how to configure a Windows PC for an older parent not living in the same household. Some stuff is obvious, like using only a few large icons for favorite web sites, or an icon perhaps for composing email, and checking email. Other considerations are eliminating nuisance messages from Windows update and antivirus/firewall. What works and what does not work....has anyone worked/volunteered at a senior center and is willing to offer some insights?"

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marc_cdo (1437999) | more than 5 years ago | (#26220951)

Actually, I've switched to the 1024x768 resolution and explained GMAIL to my parents and it looks simple enough for them. Otherwise, I'm helping them with Skype on and a little tools I've made to monitor their screen : http://dayonhome.sourceforge.net/ [sourceforge.net] . Cheers.
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