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Chapter 3 Presentation

  1. 1. Delta College CST 103 Windows Foundations Michael P. Kettel, Instructor Week # 3
  2. 2. Technology Facts <ul><li>Over 172 million people in China are online 13%. Google changed it’s guidelines to suit China. </li></ul><ul><li>215 million in the U.S. are online: 90%! </li></ul><ul><li>You’re Home Premium Vista came with Speech Recognition Software – ready for you to use. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Chapter 3 Learning about Files and Folders
  4. 4. Using the Explorer Interface <ul><li>The file management interface in Vista is called Windows Explorer . </li></ul><ul><li>Click Start now, and then pick Computers to open the Computer window. Click on C: Click on View tab many times. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Using the Explorer Interface <ul><li>Folders help organize a disk by creating logical groupings of files. </li></ul><ul><li>Each Explorer ( folder ) window displays the contents of a location you select. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Explorer Window Features <ul><li>With a Folder (Explorer window) open, identify: </li></ul><ul><li>Address bar . Shows the current folder and path. </li></ul><ul><li>Search box . Make an entry to find a file or folder. </li></ul><ul><li>Command bar . Contains context-sensitive buttons for performing common tasks. </li></ul><ul><li>Favorite Links . Provides shortcuts to common folders and saved searches. </li></ul><ul><li>Preview pane . Displays information about the selected disk, folder, or file. </li></ul><ul><li>Menu bar . Press Alt to display it. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Explorer Window Favorite Links Preview pane Search box Command bar Address bar Folders list
  8. 8. Using the Folders List <ul><li>The Folders list displays drives and folders in a hierarchical tree. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the arrow button now , beside Folders in the left pane of the Explorer window to display or hide the Folders list. </li></ul><ul><li>Click a folder or disk name in the list to select it. </li></ul><ul><li>Click a white triangle now to expand a branch. </li></ul><ul><li>Click a black triangle to collapse a branch. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Moving to a Location <ul><li>Double-click a disk or folder icon to display its contents. </li></ul><ul><li>The Address bar shows the full path, with disk letter, colon, and folder names, separated by arrows. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Favorite Links list or Back and Forward buttons to jump to other locations. </li></ul>Recent Pages Button
  10. 10. Display the Menu bar Press the Alt key Or choose Organize, Layout, Menu bar Turn it on and off now.
  11. 11. Opening Other Windows <ul><li>Personal folders : </li></ul><ul><li>Select Start , your user name , and view your choices. </li></ul><ul><li>Select Start, Pictures, Sample Pictures and view them now. </li></ul><ul><li>Select Start, Music, Sample Music , then click on the View tab to explore your options. </li></ul><ul><li>Select Start, Games, Chess Titans and explore this game. White goes first, make a move. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Opening Other Windows <ul><li>Choose Start, Pictures, Example pictures now. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the View button 5 times to toggle through the views. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra Large Icons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large Icons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medium Icons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Icons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or Details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the slide bar next to the View button and slide to each of the options. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Selecting Files and Folders <ul><li>Before you can perform an action on a folder or file, you have to select it. </li></ul><ul><li>A blue or gray selection highlight appears around the selected file or folder. </li></ul><ul><li>Click a single file or folder to select it now. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Selecting Multiple Files and Folders <ul><li>Click the first item, press and hold Shift , and click the last item to select multiple contiguous items . </li></ul><ul><li>Click the first item and Ctrl +click additional items to select multiple noncontiguous items . </li></ul><ul><li>Press Ctrl+A to select all items in a folder. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Creating a Folder <ul><li>Create additional folders to organize your work. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Start, click on your name. </li></ul><ul><li>Right-click a blank area, point to New , and click Folder </li></ul><ul><li>Type a folder name ( Monday ) and press Enter. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the Organize tab, click New Folder , and then type the name Tuesday . </li></ul>
  16. 16. Renaming a File or Folder <ul><li>Right Click on Monday , choose rename , and type Wednesday and press Enter . </li></ul><ul><li>Select Tuesday and press F2 . Type the new name Thursday and press Enter. Now press Ctrl+Z to undo your last action. (Remember this) </li></ul><ul><li>File or folder names can be up to 255 characters, including spaces and most punctuation marks except : / * ? “ | < > </li></ul>
  17. 17. Copying or Moving with the Clipboard
  18. 18. Copying or Moving with the Clipboard <ul><li>Use the Cut and Copy commands to place selected items on the Clipboard, a temporary storage area in memory. </li></ul><ul><li>Cut (Ctrl+X) removes the original and Copy (Ctrl+C) leaves the original in place. </li></ul><ul><li>Paste (Ctrl+V) an item from the Clipboard into its destination location. </li></ul><ul><li>You can paste an item multiple times . </li></ul>
  19. 19. Copying or Moving with Drag-and-Drop <ul><li>Double Click on one of the folders you just created. Drag it to the left side of your desktop. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Start, Pictures , Sample Pictures . Click on the Restore Down button on the upper right corner of the window and adjust the window so that you can see your new folder and the Sample Picture folder at the same time. </li></ul><ul><li>Right-Click and Drag some of the pictures from the Sample Pictures folder to your new folder. When you release the mouse button, choose copy. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Sorting <ul><li>Click a column heading to sort the list by that criterion. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Sorting and Grouping <ul><li>Close the windows you now have open. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Start, Pictures, Sample Pictures. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the Maximize (Restore Down) button in the upper right corner of your folder to maximize the screen. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the Name tab twice to sort by name: alphabetical and reverse-alphabetical order. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Date, Size, Tags and rating to sort and group in different orders. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Grouping and Filtering <ul><li>In the Sample Pictures folder, click the down arrow next to the Rating tab. Then click on the word Group to group the list by that criterion. </li></ul><ul><li>Check or uncheck the ratings check box, and choose 5 Stars , 4 Stars and 3 Stars to view some pictures but not others. This is called Filtering . </li></ul><ul><li>Click the arrow next to Tags . The tags for these pictures include: Flowers, Landscaping, Ocean, etc. Click on group. Imagine your music collection or pictures tagged to meet your own needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Try out the arrows next to the other tabs. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Filtering and Stacking <ul><li>Filtering hides nonmatching items. </li></ul><ul><li>Stacking hides individual items but shows icons for various categories. </li></ul><ul><li>Both filtering and stacking create a virtual folder, a temporary means of grouping files. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Stacked by Rating <ul><li>Close all windows to start fresh. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Start, Pictures, Sample Pictures . </li></ul><ul><li>Click the arrow next to Rating and choose : Stack by Rating . Double-Click on each of the virtual folders to view their contents. Choose View and pick Extra Large Icons. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, these folders do not really exist. They are temporary virtual folders. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Stacked Large Icon Items
  26. 26. Finding with Saved Virtual Folders <ul><li>The Favorite Links list enables you to select from Windows-supplied or user-created saved searches. </li></ul><ul><li>Each search is a virtual folder. </li></ul><ul><li>In the Favorite Links box, click the more arrows and click Searches. This displays a list of previously saved searches. </li></ul><ul><li>Double-click a saved search to run it. </li></ul>We now switch to the procedure of Searching.
  27. 27. Performing a Quick Search <ul><li>Search for files or folders based on name, content, or keywords. </li></ul><ul><li>Close all windows and select Start, Pictures, Samples Pictures. In the search box in the upper right corner type: wat to find all files that start with wat. </li></ul><ul><li>Search results begin appearing as you type. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the Clear (X) button at the right end of the Search box to clear results. </li></ul><ul><li>Type Fo and Tr </li></ul>
  28. 28. Searching with Wildcards <ul><li>Including wildcards in the search word or phrase enables you to find a file or folder even when you don’t know its full name. </li></ul><ul><li>The * (asterisk) wildcard stands in for any number of characters. </li></ul><ul><li>The ? (question mark) wildcard stands in for a single character. </li></ul><ul><li>In the search box type in ?oco to find Toco. </li></ul><ul><li>Now click on Save Search on the top of the screen, give your search a name (Taco) and click Save . </li></ul><ul><li>In the Favorites box, click the More >> arrows , click Searches and view your new search. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Search Options and Indexing <ul><li>Now that you ran a search, click the Search Tools button on the Command bar and then click Search Options to set search options. </li></ul><ul><li>Indexing creates a table of information about the contents of a location to enable faster searching. </li></ul><ul><li>After running a search, click the Search Tools button on the Command bar, and then click Modify Index Locations and Modify to begin the process for choosing indexed locations. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Searching with Filters and Properties <ul><li>Close all windows and start fresh again. Choose Start, Pictures, Sample Pictures, and start a search by type an * in the search box in the upper left corner of the window. </li></ul><ul><li>Now that you started a search, click Search Tools and then Search pane and click Advanced Search on the upper right. </li></ul><ul><li>The Search pane includes filter buttons below the Address bar. Click a filter button to limit search results. </li></ul><ul><li>The Search pane also includes advanced search criteria such as Date settings that you can use to modify a search. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Saving and Reusing a Search <ul><li>Saving a search adds it to your list of saved searches, so you don’t have to recreate search settings. </li></ul><ul><li>After running a search, click the Save Search button on the Command bar to save and name the search. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Checkpoint <ul><li>What is sorting? </li></ul><ul><li>What is grouping? </li></ul><ul><li>What is filtering? </li></ul><ul><li>What is stacking? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you select a saved search? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you perform a quick search? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the purpose of indexing? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a wildcard? </li></ul>
  33. 33. Creating a Desktop Shortcut <ul><li>A shortcut icon provides you an alternative way to navigate to a folder or open a file. </li></ul><ul><li>You can create a shortcut by Alt+dragging an item from a window to the desktop. </li></ul><ul><li>You also can copy an item with Ctrl+C and then right-click the desktop and click Paste Shortcut . </li></ul><ul><li>You also can create shortcuts in other locations. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Create a Shortcut for Paint <ul><li>Close all windows that are open. Click on Start, All programs, Accessories , and find Paint . Hold down the Alt key and drag Paint to the desk top. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Start, All programs, Accessories , and find Calculator . Right-click and drag Calculator to the desk top. When you release the mouse, choose Create Shortcut Here . </li></ul>
  35. 35. Pinning a Shortcut <ul><li>Pinned shortcuts appear immediately below the Internet and E-mail shortcuts on the Start menu. </li></ul><ul><li>Drag a shortcut icon from elsewhere on the Start menu or the desktop up to the top level of the Start menu to pin the shortcut. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Add Paint to the Pinned Area <ul><li>Click and drag Paint to the start button but don’t let go. Hover over the Start button until the Start Menu opens. Drag Paint up to the Pinned area and let go. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Creating a Favorite Link <ul><li>You can add any location to the Favorite Links list in the Explorer window. </li></ul><ul><li>Drag the location’s icon onto the Favorite Links list and drop it. </li></ul><ul><li>The location immediately appears as a new shortcut. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Deleting and Restoring Items <ul><li>The Recycle Bin holds temporarily deleted files and folders. </li></ul><ul><li>Select a file or folder, press Delete, and click OK to move it to the Recycle Bin. </li></ul><ul><li>Double-click the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop to open Recycle Bin. </li></ul><ul><li>To restore a file, select it in the Recycle Bin window, and then click Restore in the Command bar. </li></ul>
  39. 39. Deleting Items Permanently <ul><li>Emptying the Recycle Bin permanently deletes its contents. </li></ul><ul><li>Right-click the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop and click Empty Recycle Bin . </li></ul><ul><li>Or, click Empty Recycle Bin on the Recycle Bin window Command bar. </li></ul><ul><li>If you right-click the Recycle Bin icon and click Properties , you can change settings such as the maximum Recycle Bin size. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Creating a Tree Structure <ul><li>How many total folders are there in Practice? </li></ul><ul><li>How many folders are directly in Practice? </li></ul><ul><li>How many files are in Photos? </li></ul><ul><li>How many files are in Backup ? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the parent folder to Photo’s? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the child folders to Music? </li></ul><ul><li>Consider this tree. </li></ul>
  41. 41. Creating a Tree Structure <ul><li>Navigate to the root of your USB drive. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Organize, New Folder and type Practice . </li></ul><ul><li>Double click on Practice . Choose Organize, New Folder and type Photos. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Organize, New Folder and type Games. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Organize, New Folder and type Your name Backup. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Organize, New Folder and type Music. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Organize, New Folder and type Photos. </li></ul><ul><li>Double click on Music . Create a the new folders: Favorites, CDs and iTunes. </li></ul><ul><li>Open Paint, draw an ellipse and save your file in Photos as Picture One . </li></ul><ul><li>Click Save as and use the name Picture Two . Repeat for Picture Three. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Creating a Tree Structure <ul><li>Double click on your Photos folder. Choose Organize , Select All . Choose Organize , Copy. </li></ul><ul><li>Double click on your Backup folder. Choose Organize , Paste. </li></ul><ul><li>In the Backup folder, right-click on Picture One.jpg, choose Rename and rename this file: Picture One bk. </li></ul><ul><li>Rename Picture Two.jpg: Picture Two bk. </li></ul><ul><li>Right-click on Picture Three.jpg, and choose Delete, click yes. </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>How many total folders are there in Practice? </li></ul><ul><li>How many folders are directly in Practice? </li></ul><ul><li>How many total folders are in Music? </li></ul><ul><li>How many total files are there in Practice? </li></ul><ul><li>How many files are directly in Practice ? </li></ul>