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Power Point Lesson 07 P1

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