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  • 1. LESSON
3

  • 2.   Windows
XP
got
its
name
from
one
its
most
 basic
elements:
the
window.
The
rectangular
 work
area
for
a
program,
file,
or
other
task
is
 called
a
window.
   Below
is
an
example
of
a
Microsoft
Word
 window.
While
Word
is
a
word‐processing
 program,
the
example
below
features
many
 of
the
elements
common
in
Windows
XP.

  • 3. The
workspace
is
 the
white
area
 inside
the
 window.
This
is
 where
you
do
 your
work
with
a
 program,
such
as
 writing
a
letter.
 Depending
on
 what
program
 you're
working
 with,
the
 workspace
will
 appear
 differently.

  • 4. Windows
XP
offers
several
tools,
menus,
and
 commands
that
make
the
operating
system
 easy‐to‐use.
   The
title
bar
is
the
horizontal
bar
at
the
top
of
 a
window.
It's
displayed
as
white
text
on
blue
 background
by
default.

  • 5.   The
Control
menu
 button
is
the
icon
at
 the
far
left
end
of
the
 title
bar.
The
Control
 menu
button
opens
a
 menu
you
can
use
to
 control
the
window.

  • 6.   The
Close
button
is
at
 the
far
right
end
of
the
 title
bar.
It
looks
like
a
 box
with
an
X
in
it.
Click
 the
Close
button
to
close
 a
window
or
to
exit
a
 program.
Next
to
the
 Close
button,
you'll
see
 the
Minimize
and
 Maximize
buttons.
Learn
 more
about
these
 buttons
in
the
next
 lesson.

  • 7.   The
menu
bar
is
the
below
the
title
bar.
It
 contains
several
menus,
which
let
you
see
a
 list
of
commands.

  • 8.   Some
menu
options
 are
followed
by
 ellipsis,
or...
Choosing
 a
menu
option
 followed
by
an
ellipses
 will
open
a
dialog
box,
 which
feature
helpful
 tools
to
help
you
 perform
tasks.

  • 9.   Some
Windows
XP
programs
have
toolbars
 across
the
top
of
the
window.
The
toolbar
 buttons
allow
you
to
print,
cut,
paste,
or
do
 other
tasks.
The
options
vary
depending
on
 the
program.

  • 10.   The
scroll
bar
appears
at
 the
right
side
or
the
 bottom
of
a
window
when
 all
the
information
in
that
 window
can't
be
seen
at
 the
same
time.
Use
the
 scroll
bar
to
view
hidden
 information.
   The
scroll
bar
features
 scroll
arrows
that
allow
 you
to
move
easily
through
 a
document.
It's
especially
 convenient
when
viewing
a
 long
document.

  • 11. To
scroll:
   Click
the

arrow
to
scroll
 up.
   Click
the

arrow
to
scroll
 down.
   Click
the

arrows
to
scroll
 up
one
page
at
a
time.
   Click
the

arrows
to
scroll
 down
one
page
at
a
time.
   Click
the

button
to
open
a
 browse
menu.
   OR
Click
and
drag
the
 scroll
bars
to
view
your
 document.

  • 12.   Click
Start.
   Choose
All
Programs

 Accessories

Notepad.
   Choose
File
from
the
menu
 bar.
   While
holding
down
the
 left
mouse
button,
move
 the
mouse
pointer
over
the
 other
menus
(Edit,
View,
 etc.)
to
view
the
drop
 down
menus.
   Choose
Format

Font
to
 open
the
Font
dialog
box
   Close
the
Font
dialog
box.