Desktop- Just like the physical top of a desk, the Windows desktop is where you put the things you’re working on or want to access. The desktop is the main screen in Windows where you can put icons & the toolbar.
Icon- Picture or graphic that represents a program, process, folder or file. You can double click on an icon to run a program or view contents.
The bar at the bottom of the desktop that displays the start button, quick launch & notification areas and buttons for programs that are open and running.
Taskbar Program or Task Buttons
The portion of the taskbar used to access the start menu to shut down the computer, start programs, search for files, change computer settings, etc.
The portion of the taskbar that is visible on the screen and contains icons of favorite programs that can be opened with a single mouse click.
The portion of the taskbar that contains the clock and displays icons for system and program features.The notification area also provides a temporary source for notifications and status.
When you open a program, it is visible as a window or rectangular area on the monitor screen.
Microsoft Word Windows TITLE BAR MENU BAR MAIN TOOLBAR BOTTOM SCROLL BAR SCROLL BOX SCROLL BAR CLOSE FILE CLOSE MINIMIZE RESTORE DOWN OR RESIZE FORMAT TOOLBAR DRAWING TOOLBAR STATUS BAR HORIZONTAL RULER VERTICAL RULER
Complete “Today’s Lessons” on the third page of your handout.
This curriculum was partially adapted from a slide presentation entitled “Windows Presenation 2009” created by the Indian Prairie Public Library.
Additional content created by Connect Your Community, a project of OneCommunity , funded by the federal Broadband Te chnology Opportunities Program .
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