Structure of talk basic concepts customization follow and practice but PLEASE set things back Literature: windows 98 step by step
look at desktop icons taskbar start button folder icons –opening leads new window –buttons on window minimize maximize / restore close
mouse operation primary button –press: select –press and move: normal drag secondary button –press: context menu –press and move: special drag
a window is a rectangular, bordered element on the windows 98 screen only one window is active at a time a window can be resized a window has a title line a window has a menu –activate with ALT –select using arrow keys
more about a window if the contents is too large to fit the size, scroll bars are displayed. They allow the logical contents to be navigated from the physical window. if all windows are closed, you see the desktop (this is how I define the desktop)
the toolbar can be moved like other windows desktop item shows the desktop context sensitive menu has useful customization –auto hide –always on top –small/big items –show clock off the bar: use ALT+TAB
right click on taskbar allows to order windows –tile horizontal –tile vertical –cascade
web active desktop customize my desktop –you can customize to achieve web style desktop –web folder option achieve that other aspects can be changed in appearance you can create a new active channel with the display properties box
desktop color and background can be set with desktop right click properties –center pattern leaves a single instance in the middle –choose tile or stretch to fill background –you can put your own picture you can set a screensaver –protects privacy –saves monitor power –makes you feel like a geek. –don't add a password here
creating shortcuts a shortcut is a file that is a pointer to another file. take an application from the menu and use the special drag to put it on the desktop you can rename (secondary click) and delete a shortcut. deleting the shortcut does not remove the target of the shortcut.
my computer is a top-level access to files and folders on the computer in web style, moving over an icon will give you information about it you can use the address bar to type name of files and folders, it has auto-completion
file sorting in the standard tool bar with the folder views sort –by date, by size, by name icon style –large, small, list, details open folders and move files in there to create order
file finding in start find file or folders –name –contents –location –date –file type
delete to delete file, righclick on the item, select delete that moves it in the recycling bin then click right on the recycling bin and remove it from there.
customizing the start button you can special drag often-used items (programs or folders) to the start menu you can rearrange items on the tool bar with the ghost and locator bar similar exercise can be done on the favorites list in the folder view. you can even move programs to the tool bar for quick access.
windows update http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com do this now to see how you can update the machine
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