Start Menu and Program List The Start menu has two basic parts: The large pane shows a list of programs on your computer. The search box is located in the lower left corner. If you want to start using a program, you can click on it from the Start menu.
Starting a Program from a Shortcut Icon A “shortcut” icon with a black arrow is normally found on the desktop. It can be created for any programs, files and applications. This is a shortcut.
Internet Explorer To view a website, you need to use a program called Internet Explorer. Double-click on the Internet Explorer shortcut icon on the desktop or from the Start menu If you open Internet Explorer on a library computer, it will automatically take you to the Surrey Libraries homepage.
Windows Properties Minimize – Puts a program on hold and places it on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen. Maximize – Brings an active window to fill the entire computer screen. Restore - Use this size when you want to display more than one window on the desktop. Close – Closes an active window.
Windows Properties Arranging the Windows - Put the mouse pointer on the title bar. Drag the window to another location. Scrolling - To continuously move forward, backward or sideways through the text and images on screen or within a window.
Where Did I Save My File? When you save a file, it needs a location to be stored, just like a physical file folder in a cabinet. Click on the ‘Start’ button and then select ‘Computer’
Where Did I Save My File? From this example, the document is saved in a subfolder of Classroom called Documents. How do we know? The path at the top is: > Classroom > Documents And the document is called Letter to Mom.docx