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    • Computing Fundamentals Module Lesson 7 — The Windows Operating System Computer Literacy BASICS
    • Objectives
      • Describe the general features of Windows XP.
      • Use a mouse to move around the desktop.
      • Identify the parts of the window and what each one does.
      • Work with menus and menu elements.
    • Objectives (cont.)
      • Work with dialog boxes.
      • Manipulate multiple windows.
      • Access the Windows Help feature.
      • Shut down Windows.
    • Vocabulary
      • Active window
      • Address Bar
      • Clicking
      • Command buttons
      • Commands
      • Default
      • Dialog box
      • Double-click
      • Dragging
      • Linking
      • Log off
      • Log on
    • Vocabulary (cont.)
      • Mouse buttons
      • Option buttons
      • Radio buttons
      • Right-click
      • Select (highlight)
      • Shortcut keys
      • Shortcut menu
      • Shortcut menu button
      • Standard desktop
      • Standard toolbar
      • Start button
      • Status bar
      • Submenu
    • The Windows Environment
      • Provides an electronic version of your desktop, with electronic tools that allow you to interact with the computer by manipulating graphic icons
      • Runs multiple applications at the same time because Windows is capable of multitasking
      • Transfers data easily among programs and updates data automatically using linking features
    • Windows XP Features
      • Easier, faster, and more powerful ways to work with applications
      • Greater reliability
      • Enhanced versions of desktop tools
      • Upgraded support for multimedia
    • Windows XP Features (cont.)
      • Easy, automated access to information
      • Scheduled delivery of information to the World Wide Web
      • Advanced capabilities for Internet Explorer
    • Starting Windows
      • Windows XP automatically starts when you turn on your computer.
      • If you are the only person using your computer, Windows XP displays your desktop, ready for you to begin your work.
      • If Windows XP is installed for more than one user, you may need to log on.
    • Logging On
      • Windows may ask you to click a user name before you can access the computer.
      • Windows XP lets many different users create their own accounts with personalized settings.
      • When you log on, you may be prompted to enter a password.
      • You may not be able to use the computer if you do not log on correctly.
    • The Welcome Screen User names
    • Warning Signs of an Unstable Operating System
      • Windows XP is made up of many specialized computer files that can become damaged or corrupted over time.
      • Viruses, power surges, and out-of-date coding can all compromise your computer’s operating system.
      • You may need to reinstall or update your computer’s operating system if the computer frequently locks up and must be rebooted.
    • The Windows Opening Screen
      • The components of the opening screen are
      • The desktop
      • The taskbar
      • The Start button (which gives you access to the Start menu)
      • The Quick Launch bar
      • Icons representing programs and files
    • Windows XP Standard Desktop Icons Recycle Bin icon Quick Launch bar Start button Desktop Taskbar
    • The Taskbar
      • The taskbar displays at the bottom of the screen in the Windows XP default desktop.
      • You use the taskbar for two important tasks:
        • To display the Start button
        • To switch among currently running programs
    • The Start Menu
      • Click the Start button to open the Start menu.
      • Use the Start menu to
        • Launch programs
        • Open recently used files
        • Change your system’s settings
        • Find files and folders
        • Access Help
        • Shut down Windows
    • Some Start Menu Options
      • All Programs
      • My Documents
      • My Recent Documents
      • My Pictures
      • My Music
      • My Computer
      • Control Panel
      • Connection Options
      • Printers and Faxes
      • Help and Support
      • Search
      • Run
      • Log Off
      • Turn Off Computer
    • The Quick Launch Bar
      • The Quick Launch bar on the taskbar displays icons for frequently used programs that are always visible on your desktop.
      • Click a Quick Launch icon to open a window or dialog box.
      • To find out what each icon on the Quick Launch bar does, rest the mouse pointer on the icon to display a description.
    • Moving Around the Desktop
      • The desktop provides the work area on the screen.
      • You use the mouse to move the mouse pointer around the desktop.
      • The mouse pointer allows you to select and move items on your desktop.
      • Some notebook computers have an integrated trackball or touchpad that works like a mouse but does not require a desk to move the device around on.
    • The Mouse Pointer
      • When working with text, the mouse pointer looks like an I-beam.
      • When Windows is performing a task and cannot accept new input or commands, the pointer will appear as an hourglass or some other “time” icon.
      • If an arrow is attached to the hourglass, you can still select and move objects while Windows works on another task.
      • If the pointer turns into a circle with an arrow through it, you have attempted an action that is not allowed.