Notes to accompany the class.
We will go through this as a
group. Make sure to return to
this slideshow to review what
you have learned.
1. Desktop background
2. Desktop icons: short cuts to programs or files
4. Example of icons on taskbar
5. Start button
6. Programs “pinned” to taskbar
7. Example of a “minimized window of a running program”
8. Example of an Internet web browser (Internet Explorer)
9. Windows explorer (for viewing files and folders)
10. Notifications area
Understanding the parts of a
window & Windows Explorer
1. All windows: Minimize, maximize, close, resize, move,
tool bar, file bar
2. Windows Explorer: Files and Folders
3. Favorites: Shortcuts to your favorite places
4. Libraries: One click to documents, music, pictures,
5. Computer: Quick information about your computer. If
you have something connected to your computer (digital
camera), it will show up here.
6. Windows view: While in Windows Explorer, click
“organize” and then “layout”. Check and uncheck boxes
to see options
Files and Folders
• Creating files: Demonstrate how to create a file
using WordPad, create folder, save file in folder
• Moving files: Demonstrate by left clicking and
dragging. Also demonstrate by copying and pasting.
• Finding out information on files and folders by right
clicking a file
• To find recent files, use the Jump List (Start>hover
over program which created the file>click on the
file you want OR Open Windows Explorer, click
Recent places, further organize by clicking “date
modified” or “name”
• Another way to find files is to use the Start search
Copy and Paste
– Describe copy and paste
– Demonstrate how to copy and paste picture into a
– Demonstrate how to copy and paste segment of text
– Demonstrate how to copy the desktop using PrtScn
– Demonstrate how to copy a smaller segment using
the “snippet” tool.
Other cool things in Windows
• Enlarging screen content: Click start, type mag in search
box and choose Magnifier to start the magnifier. It will
kick in right away. You can adjust the intensity and views.
To exit, click on red x on window.
• Gadgets: Right click on desktop to view Gadgets. Click to
• Personalize your desktop by right clicking a blank spot on
the desktop, choose personalize, select a theme you like,
click the options and save.
• Burn a CD by opening your music file (or document file)
and then clicking “burn” on the task menu. Note you can
also play your CD this way.