Lesson 05 - IC3BASICS,Internetand ComputingCoreCertification

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IC 3  BASICS, Internet and  Computing Core Certification Computing Fundamentals Lesson 5 What Basic Skills Do I Need to  Use the Computer?
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What Basic Skills Do I Need to Use the Computer? - Lesson 5 2 Objectives Describe a graphical user interface. Start and shut down a graphical user interface. Open and close a window. Format a disk. Create files and folders. Start a program. Manage Windows. Manage files. Access Help.
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What Basic Skills Do I Need to Use the Computer? - Lesson 5 3 Graphical User Interface (GUI) Most microcomputers today come with a GUI,  which allows you to interact with the computer  using pictures and symbols. Well-designed GUIs make the computer easier  to learn and operate. Instead of memorizing complicated commands, you  use a mouse to point and click to perform actions. True GUIs include standard text and graphic  formats, which allow programs to share data.
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What Basic Skills Do I Need to Use the Computer? - Lesson 5 4 GUI Components A GUI typically consists of Desktop: The first screen you see when the computer starts up. Icons: Small pictures that represent files, commands, or other  functions. Pointer: An on-screen symbol showing the current position of  the mouse. Pointing Device: A mouse or trackball. Menus: Drop-down lists containing commands that can be  executed. Scroll bars: Horizontal and vertical bars that allow you to see  parts of the display not currently visible. Window: A rectangular area used to display a program,  message, or data.
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What Basic Skills Do I Need to Use the Computer? - Lesson 5 5 Start and Shut Down a GUI Starting a GUI is as simple as turning on your  computer. The computer will run a self test and then load the  operating system software. When the GUI is up, you will be looking at the  desktop. Shutting down a GUI depends on your operating  system. In Windows, point to the Start button, and select  Shut  Down . When the dialog box displays, choose  Shut  Down  and click  OK . In Macintosh, point to the Special menu and select  the  Shut Down  option.
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6 Open and Close a Window You open a window by double-clicking an icon. This will execute some command and open a  window on the desktop. Closing a window depends on your operating  system. In Windows, click the  X  in the upper right corner of  the window, or click the  File  menu, then click  Close . In Macintosh, click the 
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Lesson 05 - IC3BASICS,Internetand ComputingCoreCertification

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