Windows - Keyboard Special keys include ALT (Alternate), CTRL (Control), PRTSC (Print Screen)
Windows - Mouse The Windows mouse has two buttons. Usually the left mouse button is used. “Right click” means to use the other button (on the right).
Windows - Desktop Image from http://www.coolnerds.com/ XP/Desktop/xpDesktop.htm
Windows - Booting To boot means to start the computer when it is off (“cold boot”). It comes from the word “bootstrapping” - to “pull itself up by its own bootstraps”. To boot a Windows computer, turn on the computer and the monitor. NOTE: Be sure there is no disk in the floppy drive when you boot.
Windows - Restarting To reboot/restart means to restart the computer when it is on (“warm boot”). To reboot a Windows, click START, then SHUT DOWN, and finally RESTART.
Windows - Shut Down To shut down means to turn off the computer To shut down a Windows computer, click START, then SHUT DOWN. You may need to turn off the monitor separately.
Windows - Disk Drive Names The 3.5” floppy drive is called A: The hard drive is called C: Other drives (CD-ROM, etc) are identified by a letter followed by a colon. The letters will vary by computer.
Windows - Disk Contents The easiest way to see the contents of a disk is to use My Computer. Double click My Computer on the desktop, then double click the appropriate disk icon (floppy, zip, CD, etc).
Windows - “Windows” When you open a file or program, the contents are displayed in a window. When you are working with documents, several windows may be present on the screen.
Windows - “Windows” close resize Minimize (to Taskbar)
Windows - Disk Removal Unlike Macintosh computers, disk drives generally have an eject button. If you are not currently working on a file that is stored on a disk, you should be able to press the button and eject it.
Windows - Starting Programs The easiest way to start programs is to click on the START button, then on PROGRAMS.
Windows - Quitting Programs The usual way to quit a program in Windows is to choose Exit command from the File menu, ALT F X is a shortcut for quitting. (ALT underlined letter of File, underlined letter of Exit). Note: ALT can be used to access most menus from the keyboard.
Windows - Deleting Files The easiest way to delete a file is to click on its icon and press DEL. You can also right-click on an icon and choose Delete from the menu that appears. NOTE: “When in doubt, right click.” is a good motto to remember in Windows. http://www.monroe.k12.la.us/mcs/training/windows/delete.html
Windows - Renaming Files Right click on the file icon and choose RENAME from the menu that appears. Type the new name. http://www.monroe.k12.la.us/mcs/training/windows/delet e.html
Windows - Copying Files Right click on the file icon and choose COPY. You then need to PASTE the file in another location. You can also right click and choose SEND TO.
Windows - Copying Disks In My Computer, right click the 3.5” Floppy icon. Choose BACKUP from the menu.
Windows - Formatting Disks In My Computer, right click the 3.5” Floppy icon. Choose FORMAT from the menu.
More Information For more information about Windows operations, see the Windows page on the TBE 550 open site at http://www.csudh.edu/fisher/tbe550/ http://www.csudh.edu/fisher/tbe550/