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1 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Getting Started with Windows 7

2 2 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Objectives Start Windows 7Start Windows 7 Learn the Windows 7 desktopLearn the Windows 7 desktop Point and clickPoint and click Start a Windows 7 programStart a Windows 7 program Work with windowsWork with windows

3 3 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Objectives Work with multiple windowsWork with multiple windows Use command buttons, menus, and dialog boxesUse command buttons, menus, and dialog boxes Get helpGet help Exit Windows 7Exit Windows 7

4 4 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Starting Windows 7 Windows 7 is an operating system, which is a program that lets you run your computerWindows 7 is an operating system, which is a program that lets you run your computer A program is a set of instructions written for a computerA program is a set of instructions written for a computer

5 5 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Starting Windows 7 When you log in, you provide your user account name and password to verify that you are authorized to use the computerWhen you log in, you provide your user account name and password to verify that you are authorized to use the computer This is a security feature for protecting your computerThis is a security feature for protecting your computer

6 6 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Learning the Windows 7 Desktop Windows then displays the desktop, which acts as your work areaWindows then displays the desktop, which acts as your work area Icons are small images that represent items such as the Recycle Bin on your computerIcons are small images that represent items such as the Recycle Bin on your computer A file is a collection of stored informationA file is a collection of stored information Recycle Bin icon

7 7 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Learning the Windows 7 Desktop A folder is a container that helps you organize your filesA folder is a container that helps you organize your files The taskbar is the horizontal bar at the bottom of the screenThe taskbar is the horizontal bar at the bottom of the screen The Start button is your launching point when you want to communicate with your computerThe Start button is your launching point when you want to communicate with your computer The notification area at the right side of the taskbar contains icons that represent informational messages and programsThe notification area at the right side of the taskbar contains icons that represent informational messages and programs

8 8 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Learning the Windows 7 Desktop A folder is a container that helps you organize your filesA folder is a container that helps you organize your files The taskbar is the horizontal bar at the bottom of the screenThe taskbar is the horizontal bar at the bottom of the screen The Start button is your launching point when you want to communicate with your computerThe Start button is your launching point when you want to communicate with your computer The notification area at the right side of the taskbar contains icons that represent informational messages and programsThe notification area at the right side of the taskbar contains icons that represent informational messages and programs

9 9 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Learning the Windows 7 Desktop The Recycle Bin is where you place the files and folders that you dont need anymore and want to deleteThe Recycle Bin is where you place the files and folders that you dont need anymore and want to delete The desktop background is the shaded area behind your desktop objectsThe desktop background is the shaded area behind your desktop objects On the desktop background, you can place icons, called shortcuts, which you can double-click to access programs, files, folders, even devices that you use frequentlyOn the desktop background, you can place icons, called shortcuts, which you can double-click to access programs, files, folders, even devices that you use frequently

10 10 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Learning the Windows 7 Desktop Gadgets are optional programs that present helpful or entertaining information on your desktopGadgets are optional programs that present helpful or entertaining information on your desktop Gadgets

11 11 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Pointing and Clicking A pointing device controls the movement of the mouse pointer on your computer screenA pointing device controls the movement of the mouse pointer on your computer screen The mouse pointer is a small arrow or other symbol that moves on the screenThe mouse pointer is a small arrow or other symbol that moves on the screen Onscreen hand pointer Handheld pointing devices Keyboard pointing devices

12 12 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Pointing and Clicking Point: To move the mouse pointer over an iconPoint: To move the mouse pointer over an icon Click: Point to an icon and then click once with the left mouse button to select the iconClick: Point to an icon and then click once with the left mouse button to select the icon Double-Click: Point to an icon, click twice quickly with the left mouse button to open the objectDouble-Click: Point to an icon, click twice quickly with the left mouse button to open the object right mouse button left mouse button

13 13 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Pointing and Clicking Drag: Point to an icon, press and hold down the left mouse button, move the mouse to drag the icon, and then release the left mouse button to move the iconDrag: Point to an icon, press and hold down the left mouse button, move the mouse to drag the icon, and then release the left mouse button to move the icon right mouse button left mouse button Right-click: Point to an icon and click the right mouse button to display a shortcut menuRight-click: Point to an icon and click the right mouse button to display a shortcut menu Shortcut menu

14 14 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Application programs let you create documents, view Web pages, and send and receive Application programs let you create documents, view Web pages, and send and receive Some application programs, called accessories, come with Windows 7Some application programs, called accessories, come with Windows 7 A menu is a list of related commandsA menu is a list of related commands The All Programs menu contains a list of all the application programs on your computerThe All Programs menu contains a list of all the application programs on your computer Starting a Windows 7 Program

15 15 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated To open the All Programs menu, you click the Start button, then point to All ProgramsTo open the All Programs menu, you click the Start button, then point to All Programs You can also open certain programs directly from the Start menuYou can also open certain programs directly from the Start menu Starting a Windows 7 Program

16 16 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Working with Windows When you start an application program, its program window opens, showing you the tools you need to use the programWhen you start an application program, its program window opens, showing you the tools you need to use the program All windows in the Windows 7 operating system have similar window elementsAll windows in the Windows 7 operating system have similar window elements The title bar at the top of the open window contains the name of the program and document you openedThe title bar at the top of the open window contains the name of the program and document you opened

17 17 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Working with Windows The title bar also contains window resizing buttons:The title bar also contains window resizing buttons: Maximize button : Expands the window to fill the entire desktopMaximize button : Expands the window to fill the entire desktop Restore Down button : Restores the window to its previous size and position (only available after maximizing a window)Restore Down button : Restores the window to its previous size and position (only available after maximizing a window) Minimize button : Shrinks a window to a button on the taskbarMinimize button : Shrinks a window to a button on the taskbar The Close button closes a windowThe Close button closes a window

18 18 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Working with Windows Many windows have a scroll bar on the right side and/or bottom of the windowMany windows have a scroll bar on the right side and/or bottom of the window You click scroll bar elements to show parts of your document that are hidden below the bottom edge or off to the right side of the screenYou click scroll bar elements to show parts of your document that are hidden below the bottom edge or off to the right side of the screen Just below the title bar is the Ribbon, a strip that contains tabs, which are pages that contain buttons that you click to perform actionsJust below the title bar is the Ribbon, a strip that contains tabs, which are pages that contain buttons that you click to perform actions

19 19 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Working with Windows Tabs are divided into groups of command buttonsTabs are divided into groups of command buttons Some programs have menus, words you click to show lists of commands, and toolbars, containing program buttonsSome programs have menus, words you click to show lists of commands, and toolbars, containing program buttons The Quick Access toolbar, in the upper-left corner of the window, lets you quickly perform common actions such as saving a fileThe Quick Access toolbar, in the upper-left corner of the window, lets you quickly perform common actions such as saving a file

20 20 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Working with Windows Paint Program Window

21 21 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Working with Multiple Windows Windows 7 lets you work with more than one program at a timeWindows 7 lets you work with more than one program at a time If you open two or more programs, a window opens for each oneIf you open two or more programs, a window opens for each one The window in front is called the active windowThe window in front is called the active window Any window behind the active window is called an inactive windowAny window behind the active window is called an inactive window To resize a window, drag a windows edge, called its borderTo resize a window, drag a windows edge, called its border

22 22 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Working with Multiple Windows WordPad window in front of Paint window

23 23 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Windows Aero Windows Aero is a set of special effects for selected versions of Window 7 that gives windows transparent backgrounds and subtle animations upon minimizing, maximizing, and movingWindows Aero is a set of special effects for selected versions of Window 7 that gives windows transparent backgrounds and subtle animations upon minimizing, maximizing, and moving When you arrange windows using Aero, the windows can appear in a 3-D stack that you can quickly view without having to use the taskbarWhen you arrange windows using Aero, the windows can appear in a 3-D stack that you can quickly view without having to use the taskbar When you point to a taskbar button, Aero displays a small preview of the file, a feature called Aero PeekWhen you point to a taskbar button, Aero displays a small preview of the file, a feature called Aero Peek Your computers hardware must also support Windows Aero to view and work with these featuresYour computers hardware must also support Windows Aero to view and work with these features

24 24 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Using Command Buttons, Menus, and Dialog Boxes Command buttons let you issue instructions to modify program objectsCommand buttons let you issue instructions to modify program objects Some command buttons reveal menusSome command buttons reveal menus

25 25 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Using Command Buttons, Menus, and Dialog Boxes Some menu commands automatically display a dialog boxSome menu commands automatically display a dialog box A dialog box is a type of window in which you specify how to complete an operationA dialog box is a type of window in which you specify how to complete an operation A dialog box may have one or more tabs for organizing related settings together on a single sheetA dialog box may have one or more tabs for organizing related settings together on a single sheet

26 26 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated A Sample Dialog Box General tab Options tab Dialog box name Command buttons Close button

27 27 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated A Sample Dialog Box Option buttons (you can only select one) Check box Spin box List box (you can only select one) Text box Buttons that open another dialog box

28 28 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Dialog Box Elements Check Box Turns on an option (when checked) or turns off an option (when unchecked) Option Button A small circle you click to select an option (you can only select one option button in the group)

29 29 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Dialog Box Elements Text Box A box in which you can type text or a setting Spin Box A text box with up and down arrows; you can type a setting or you can click the arrows to increase or decrease a setting

30 30 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Dialog Box Elements List Box A box that displays a list of options from which you can select (you may need to adjust your view to see additional settings in the list box) Command Button A button that completes or cancels an operation

31 31 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Getting Help Help and Support provides:Help and Support provides: Assistance with Windows features,Assistance with Windows features, Step-by-step instructions for performing an operationStep-by-step instructions for performing an operation Help troubleshooting computer problemsHelp troubleshooting computer problems Definitions of Windows termsDefinitions of Windows terms To open Help and Support, click the Start button, then click Help and SupportTo open Help and Support, click the Start button, then click Help and Support

32 32 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Getting Help To find Help information, you can:To find Help information, you can: Search using one or more descriptive keywords, such as Windows SidebarSearch using one or more descriptive keywords, such as Windows Sidebar Browse Help topics by subject, such as Programs, tools, and gamesBrowse Help topics by subject, such as Programs, tools, and games Ask, which describes other ways to get helpAsk, which describes other ways to get help

33 33 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Getting Help Windows Help and Support window

34 34 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Exiting Windows 7 When you finish working on your computer, you must shut it down properlyWhen you finish working on your computer, you must shut it down properly Shutting down the computer properly prevents loss of data and damage to WindowsShutting down the computer properly prevents loss of data and damage to Windows To shut down Windows and your computer:To shut down Windows and your computer: Save and close any open documents and filesSave and close any open documents and files Close any open programs and windowsClose any open programs and windows Shut down WindowsShut down Windows

35 35 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Exiting Windows 7 Shutting down your computer

36 36 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated Options for Ending a Windows 7 Session Shut Down Completely shuts down a computer Log Off Closes all windows, programs, and documents, logs off your user account, and displays the Welcome screen Restart Shuts down your computer and then restarts it Switch User Locks your user account and displays the Welcome screen so that another user can log on their account Lock Locks your user account, then displays the Welcome screen (same as Lock button ) Sleep Saves your work, turns off the monitor, then reduces power usage to all hardware so your computer appears off (same as Power button ) Hibernate Saves your work, then turns off your computer


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