Both windows and mac use windows menus and icons both have streamlines

Both windows and mac use windows menus and icons both

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Both windows and mac use windows, menus and icons, both have streamlines mechanisms to access commonly used applications o Macs have a Dock and a dashboard with widgets (mini-application that enables quick access to frequently used tools and activities) o Latest version of Windows has gadgets that provide similar functionality Windows (rectangular panes that display applications) o Toolbars: shortcuts to frequently used tabs o Scrollbars o Ribbon: further organized into task-specific tabs with relevant commands ORGANIZING YOUR COMPUTER: FILE MANAGEMENT File management: provides organizational structure to the computer’s content Organizes contents in a hierarchical directory structure that includes files, folders, libraries and drives Organizing your files: o File: collection of related pieces of info stored together for easy reference o Folder: collection of files o Library: collection that gathers files from different locations and displays them as if they were all saved in a single folder, regardless of where they are actually physically stored o Windows organizes computer content in a hierarchical structure comprising drives, folders, subfolders, and files o C drive (hard drive) where you permanently store most files o A drive: reserved for a floppy drive o Additional files represented by D, E, F and so on o C drive referred to as the root directory – areas that the OS has filled with files and folders holding special OS files (shouldn’t be accessed) o Windows explorer: main tool for finding, viewing and managing the contents of your computer Viewing and sorting files and folders o Title views: displays files and folders as icons in list form o Details view: list form, additional file info displayed in columns alongside the name of the file o List view: smaller than in titles view o Small and medium icons views: icons in list form but icons are either small or medium o Large and extra large icons views o Windows instant search searches through your hard drive or other storage device to locate files that match criteria you provide Naming files o File name o Extension or file type: what comes after the dot (ex: .doc, .docx, .wpd, .pptx) – added automatically for you o Files must be uniquely identified – no 2 files should have the same file name and extension o File path: start with drive and includes all folders, subfolders, the file name, and the extension o Path separator: backlash (\) between the drive, primary folder, subfolders, and file name – Mac files use a colon ( : ) – UNIX and Linux use a forward slash(/) Working with files o Can move, delete files – to permanently delete, empty the recycle bin UTILITY PROGRAMS Utility programs: small applications that perform special functions – some are incorporated into the OS, some are so large and require frequent updating they are offered as Web-based services or stand-alone programs, software suites, some are freeware or shareware Display utilities – change the appearance or your desktop

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