Chapter_8a_Introduction_windows.ppt - INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS Computer Literacy CSC1100 Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Operating System 1

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INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS Computer Literacy CSC1100 Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Operating System 08/21/19 1
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Microsoft Windows Logging On: Once the PC has finished booting the OS will display a login screen. To begin using the machines, you need to logon to them with your account and password. The reason for doing this is to prevent other people (user) (i.e. people not registered as students at the faculty) from using the machines. To logon to the Microsoft Windows network, you'll Press [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Delete] to start 08/21/19 2
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The Desktop: After logging in, you see the Desktop . The Desktop is your work area that allows you to keep your files and folders organized. It is where you begin everything from...just like a real desk in an office. Here is a screen snapshot of a Windows 98 and Windows 7 desktop with some definitions: 1-Start , 2-window, 3-Task bar, 4-minimised windows, 5-Icons, 6-My Computer, 7-Recycle Bin, 08/21/19 3
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Screen Layout of most office application for windows XP and 7 08/21/19 4
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1. Start Menu - This is where you can launch programs from. That is, you start applications by clicking this button and selecting what you want from the menus that appear. 2. 2. Window - This is where a running program or application appears. It can be dragged around. 08/21/19 5
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08/21/19 6 The Windows Start menu
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3. Taskbar - Shows you a list of all programs or applications that are currently running. 4. Tasks - You can select between different tasks by clicking on them. 5. Icons - Little pictures that you can double- click on to start up a program. They often have text associated with them as well. These are also termed Shortcuts , since they allow you to start up an application quickly without having to go through the start menu. 08/21/19 7
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6. My Computer - This special icon allows you to view and manipulate files on your disk. 7. Recycle Bin - This is where files go when deleted. Note that there are two ways to delete a file...pressing the DELETE key when a file is selected will move it to the recycle bin whereas pressing SHIFT+DELETE will erase the file for good (note that the actual file data may still be accessible to a qualified technician .... so be aware that your data is not really overwritten). 08/21/19 8
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Menus The menus in Windows 2000 display only the commands you have recently used. To view all options in each menu, you must click the double arrows at the bottom of the menu. The images below show the Format menu collapsed (left) and
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