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1 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated
Getting Started with Windows 7

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

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

4 Starting Windows 7 Windows 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 computer Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

5 Starting Windows 7 When 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 computer Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

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

7 Learning the Windows 7 Desktop
A folder is a container that helps you organize your files The 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 computer The notification area at the right side of the taskbar contains icons that represent informational messages and programs Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

8 Learning the Windows 7 Desktop
A folder is a container that helps you organize your files The 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 computer The notification area at the right side of the taskbar contains icons that represent informational messages and programs Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

9 Learning the Windows 7 Desktop
The Recycle Bin is where you place the files and folders that you don’t need anymore and want to delete The 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 frequently Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

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

11 Handheld pointing devices Keyboard pointing devices
Pointing and Clicking A 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 screen Handheld pointing devices Onscreen hand pointer Keyboard pointing devices Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

12 Pointing and Clicking Point: 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 icon Double-Click: Point to an icon, click twice quickly with the left mouse button to open the object right mouse button left mouse button Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

13 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 icon right mouse button left mouse button Right-click: Point to an icon and click the right mouse button to display a shortcut menu Shortcut menu Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

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

15 Starting a Windows 7 Program
To 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 menu Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

16 Working with Windows When 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 elements The title bar at the top of the open window contains the name of the program and document you opened Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

17 Working with Windows The title bar also contains window resizing buttons: Maximize 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) Minimize button : Shrinks a window to a button on the taskbar The Close button closes a window Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

18 Working with Windows Many 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 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 actions Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

19 Working with Windows Tabs are divided into groups of command buttons
Some 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 file Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

20 Working with Windows Paint Program Window
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21 Working with Multiple Windows
Windows 7 lets you work with more than one program at a time If you open two or more programs, a window opens for each one The window in front is called the active window Any window behind the active window is called an inactive window To resize a window, drag a window’s edge, called its border Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

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

23 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 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 taskbar When you point to a taskbar button, Aero displays a small preview of the file, a feature called Aero Peek Your computer’s hardware must also support Windows Aero to view and work with these features Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

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

25 Using Command Buttons, Menus, and Dialog Boxes
Some menu commands automatically display a dialog box A 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 sheet Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

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

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

28 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) Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

29 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 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

30 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 Microsoft Windows 7 - Illustrated

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

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

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

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


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