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1 Introduction to Windows7
Day 1 Bill Perrick for Computer Seniors of America March 2013 V 1.0

2 Class Objectives Understand parts of Desktop and how to access them
To create shortcuts to make accessing programs faster To Cut/Copy and Paste Understand the Recycle Bin and more Folder organization (day 2) March V 1.0

3 Remember You must let the computer know you have finished an operation. You do this by depressing the enter key; or by placing the cursor in the next input section and clicking; or depressing the TAB key (depending on where you are in the program). March V 1.0

4 Review of Introduction to Computers
Mouse Functions Right Click vs. Left Click Drag and drop Scroll Highlighting Let’s launch Mousercise to warm up!! March V 1.0

5 Keyboard Function Caps lock (look for light when engaged)
Backspace Key – Deletes characters Shift Key vs. Cap Lock Hunt and peck F1 – Help March V 1.0

6 Terms Hardware vs. Software Program icon(s)
Bytes, Kilobytes, Megabytes, Gigabytes, and Terabytes Inputs Devices Output Devices March V 1.0

7 What is an operating system?
A set of computer instructions that controls the use of the computer hardware These hardware components include memory, printers, CD/DVD drives, monitor, keyboard, mouse and much more! Provides the user with the capability to communicate with the computer March V 1.0

8 What is not an operating system?
Other programs on your computer such as Internet Explorer, Notepad, Microsoft Office, Games These programs need the operating system to access hardware such as the monitor, printer or hard drive March V 1.0

9 Types of operating systems
There are different operating systems out there but the major two are: Microsoft Windows Apple MAC OS March V 1.0

10 Microsoft Windows Many versions have evolved: Win98, Win2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and now Windows 8 Comes with many installed applications (apps) such as: Internet Explorer Windows Media Player Quicken Financial; Symantec Anti-Virus Outlook Express and other accessories March V 1.0

11 The Desktop March V 1.0

12 Desktop Icons Icons may represent a file, folder, application or device on a computer To launch or open that which the icon represents, you must DOUBLE-CLICK on the icon without moving the mouse in between clicks OR position cursor on the icon; right click to get a menu of options; then select (choose) OPEN to launch March V 1.0

13 Quick Launch Toolbar It gives you quick access to frequently used programs that are on the Start menu To access an icon in the Quick Launch toolbar you only need to SINGLE CLICK the icon March V 1.0

14 Adding to the Quick Launch Toolbar
You can add frequently used programs to the Quick Launch toolbar Drag and drop any ICON to the Quick Launch ToolBar If you don't see the Quick Launch toolbar, Right Click an empty area of the taskbar, click Toolbars, and then click Quick Launch March V 1.0

15 System Tray This is also called the System Notification Area
Shows System Programs that are running If a program is not accessed much it will be “hidden” and to see “hidden” programs click on the left arrow Can change volume by clicking the Speaker Icon Check Time occasionally if off may have a battery issue March V 1.0

16 Start Menu Programs for the user to launch
Way to access documents and files Search function to find files Access to the system settings Help Shutdown options March V 1.0

17 March V 1.0

18 Parts of the Start Menu The Start menu is divided into three basic parts: Large left pane shows a short list of programs on your computer. Lower left corner is the search box which allows you to look for programs and files on your computer Right pane provides access to commonly used folders, files, settings, functions and help. It is also where you log off or shut down your computer. March V 1.0

19 Opening a program If you see the program you want on the left then Left Click to bring it up If you don’t see the program on the left, Left Click All Programs Left Click on any of the program icons to start it If you are not sure what the program is place the cursor over the name to get a description March V 1.0

20 Search Box A convenient way to find a program, file or folder
Left Click Start button and then start to type a word that would match what you are looking for. As you type, suggestions The search will give you anything that has that word in a title or inside a file March V 1.0

21 Help and Support On the Right Pane Left Click on Help and Support
Type in the area that says “Search Help” any subject that you need help with Windows will search and give you choices of topics that give information about that subject March V 1.0

22 Control Panel Another way to access system information
Can access general information about your computer with System Information Icons Choice of how to view: Either by category or ICON March V 1.0

23 Power down and locking your computer
Bottom of Right Pane has the power down and computer lock buttons First button powers down the computer Place cursor on ellipsis to see other choices. March V 1.0

24 Shortcuts Shortcuts Icon that represents a link to an item, rather than the item itself. For easy access from the desktop to your favorite files or programs, create shortcuts to them March V 1.0

25 Creating a shortcut Point the mouse on the item you want to create a shortcut Right Click and get a menu Left Click on copy Move mouse to a blank area on the desktop and Right Click and get a menu Left click on PASTE to paste shortcut to desktop March V 1.0

26 Introduction to Windows7
Day 2 Bill Perrick for Computer Seniors of America March V 1.0

27 Review of Window Parts March V 1.0

28 Cut, Copying and Pasting
These actions will allow you to easily copy or move data between one application and another or copy and move files and directories from one location to another. Cut – Use this to remove data from a location Copy – Use this to make a duplicate Windows saves the Cut/Copy data on a Clipboard Let’s look at the copying and pasting March V 1.0

29 Copying and Pasting Double Click on Internet Explorer
The screen should be the Computer Seniors Web page Move the mouse to the “I” on the second paragraph and Left Click Now Left Click and hold the mouse button down and slide the mouse over the second paragraph (it should be highlighted blue) March V 1.0

30 Continued Release mouse button and Right Click
Menu should come up with the option of Copy Left Click on Copy Minimize Internet Explorer Open Notepad Right Click and this time when the menu appears Left Click on Paste March V 1.0

31 Recycle Bin Click on Start Click on My Documents
Find Computer Seniors file Right Click on folder and delete it Click on the Recycle Bin icon Highlight Computer Seniors file Click Restore This Item March V 1.0

32 Backup Your Files As you start to use your computer more and have important files stored it is very advisable to backup your files This can be done with an external hard drive, CD’s and flash drives If your hard drive stops working you will lose everything March V 1.0

33 Course Completion Fill out the CSA survey More questions?
Take advantage of the open labs Keep practicing Consider some other CSA classes March V 1.0

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