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1 1 Windows Operating System A Module of the CYC Course – Computer Basics

2 2 Handout Everyone should have a handout called Desktop and Windows. Desktop and Windows Use it as a reference.

3 33 Operating Systems Windows: Vista, XP, 2000, etc. MACs: Leopard, OS X, OS, etc. Operating System Open Source

4 4 Desktop Desktop- Just like the physical top of a desk, the Windows desktop is where you put the things youre working on or want to access. The desktop is the main screen in Windows where you can put icons & the toolbar. Icon- Picture or graphic that represents a program, process, folder or file. You can double click on an icon to run a program or view contents. Notification Area/System Tray Taskbar Start Button Quick Launch Minimized Program Icons

5 5 Taskbar The bar at the bottom of the desktop that displays the start button, quick launch & notification areas and buttons for programs that are open and running. Taskbar Program or Task Buttons

6 6 Start Button The portion of the taskbar used to access the start menu to shut down the computer, start programs, search for files, change computer settings, etc.

7 7 Quick Launch The portion of the taskbar that is visible on the screen and contains icons of favorite programs that can be opened with a single mouse click. Quick Launch

8 8 Notification Area The portion of the taskbar that contains the clock and displays icons for system and program features.The notification area also provides a temporary source for notifications and status.

9 9 Browser Window When you open a program, it is visible as a window or rectangular area on the monitor screen.

10 10 Microsoft Word Windows TITLE BAR MENU BAR MAIN TOOLBAR BOTTOM SCROLL BAR SCROLL BOX CLOSE MINIMIZE RESTORE DOWN OR RESIZE FORMAT TOOLBAR DRAWING TOOLBAR

11 11 Practice Follow along the exercises of the handout.handout

12 12 Sources This curriculum was partially adapted from a slide presentation entitled Windows Presenation 2009 created by the Indian Prairie Public Library. Additional content created by Connect Your Community, a project of OneCommunity, funded by the federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.OneCommunitychnology Opportunities Program.

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