3 Lesson 3 Objectives Learn the parts of a program window. Sharpen your mouse skills.Open and close programs.Use tabs & ribbons to give commands.Minimize, maximize, restore, and resize windows.Switch between open programs.
4 Program WindowsWindows opens programs in separate windows on the desktop. Open windows are similar to each other.Title BarTells the name of the program and may show the name of the open fileTabs/RibbonsProvide access to commands and optionsControl ButtonsControl size and look of program window (Minimize, Maximize, and Restore)Status BarProvides helpful messagesQuick Access ToolbarProvides quick access to commonly used commandsScroll BarsAllow you to move other parts of the file into the viewing areaWorking AreaAllows you to enter or change dataResize HandleAllows you to change the window size
5 Quick Access ToolbarTitle BarControl ButtonsTabsRibbonWorking AreaScroll BarsResize HandleStatus Bar
6 Mouse SkillsThe mouse is a hovering and pointing device. Just like a spaceship hovers above the surface of a planet, a mouse can hover on any part of the screen. After you move your mouse into position, you can use it to give commands.The mouse has been the main pointing device on computers for many years. Today, many people use a digital pen in addition to a mouse. These pens are used on Tablet PCs, PDAs, and digital tablets. Laptop users can also use trackpads. Fortunately, if you know how to use your mouse, pens and trackpads will be easier to learn.
7 To use a mouse, slide it over the surface of your desk or mouse pad To use a mouse, slide it over the surface of your desk or mouse pad. This way you can hover over any spot on the screen. After positioning the pointer, you can:Left-click. Used to select something.Double-click. Often needed to open an applicationClick and drag. Move windows and other objects around the screen.Right-click. Open pop-up menus.
8 The mouse pointer changes shape when you hover over different parts of a window. Each shape will give you a different clue. This clue will tell you what you can do while hovering on a certain spot. These shapes are also available for trackpad and digital pen users. You will use your mouse as you open, close, and resize programs.
9 Mouse PointersArrow pointer. Tells you where the mouse is located as you hover across the screen.Two-sided arrow. Tells you when you’re hovering over a resizing handle or window border.Vertical bar. Appears in areas where you can enter words or numbers.Pointing hand. Appears where there is a link you can click.Tells you to wait as Windows catches up and finishes following your instructions.Pen. Used for handwriting recognition.Four-sided arrow. Lets you know when you’re hovering over an object that can be moved.
10 Opening and Closing Programs A program such as Paint can be opened in different ways. If the program has an icon on the desktop, you can click or tap the icon to open it. If the program is listed on the Start menu, you can click its name to open it. You can also open a program by choosing it from the All Programs list from the Start menu.
11 Opening and Closing Programs You can close an open program in different ways. You can click the Close control button. You can choose Close from the Control menu. You can also choose a command such as Close or Exit from the File tab menu. You will practice opening and closing programs in the following activities.Practice different ways of opening and closing.Have students open Paint by going to ALL PROGRAMS.View different mouse pointers when hovering over different areas.Point out the “tool tips.”Close the program through the File tab menu.Open Notepad by searching.Which parts of a program window are missing?Close by using the control menu.
13 Moving and Changing the Size of Windows Program windows can be made different sizes and placed in different areas of the screen. You may want to size or move windows when you have two or more programs open at once. To move a window, click the title bar and drag the window to where you want it. To resize a window, click and drag the resize handle in the bottom-right corner of the window.
14 You can also “hide” a window by sending it to the taskbar You can also “hide” a window by sending it to the taskbar. This is called minimizing the window. When you minimize a window, the program is not closed. It is simply moved off the screen. You minimize a window by clicking its Minimize button. To bring the window back to the screen, you can click the open program button on the taskbar.To make the window fill the entire screen, you can click the Maximize button. To restore a window to its previous size, you can click the Restore button.
15 Control Buttons Close Restore Minimize Maximize Practice minimize, maximize, restore.Open Paint.Write name with pencil tool.Zoom in and out.Resize window to about ¼ of screen.Move to top right corner of desktop.Maximize.Restore.Minimize.Click open program button on taskbar.Open Calculator.Move below Paint window.Maximize Paint.You can work only in an ACTIVE window. Only one window can be active.Click Calculator.Exit both programs.