Lesson 9 Windows Management

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Windows Management
Computer Literacy 1
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Objectives
1. Identify your operating system
2. Shutdown, restart and log off
3. Open, close and switch between windows
4. Minimize and maximize windows
5. Identify the toolbar
6. Identify the taskbar
7. Start and exit programs
8. Identify the drives on a computer
Objectives
9. Access the help menu
10.Identify the desktop
11.Understand how files are organized
12.Search for a file or document
13.Identify and understand basic office software
14.Open files using appropriate programs
Your operating system
How do you know which version of Windows your
computer is using?
Right click the Computer icon on your desktop, then choose Properties
Shutdown, Restart and Log Off
Log Off: Close your user
account and all open
programs. The computer
continues to run so that
other users can log on.
Restart: Shut down and
automatically restart the
computer.
Shut Down: Close all open
programs and turn off the
computer.
Desktop
The desktop is the main screen area that you see
after you turn on your computer.
On the next slide, you will identify what’s on your
desktop.
Desktop
The middle section
contains program
and document
icons
(Right-click an
empty space on
the desktop to
display a shortcut
menu)
The Start button
opens the Start
menu
The Quick Launch
toolbar starts a
program with one
mouse click
The Taskbar is
at the bottom of
the screen
Manipulating windows
To start a program, click the
Start button and then click the
program name.
Or, double-click the
program icon located on
the desktop. This is a
shortcut. Shortcuts contain
arrows on their icons.
Manipulating windows
Close
Maximize or restore
Minimize
Minimize: reduce a window
Maximize: enlarge a
on the screen to a button window on the computer to
on the taskbar
fill the computer screen
Manipulating windows
When you have
multiple windows open,
the one you are
working with is the
active window. Its title
bar has a more intense
color.
To switch to a different
window, hold down the
keys Alt + Tab
Files
A folder (directory) is a container for files.
You use folders to organize files.
To create a folder, right-click a
blank space, select New and
select Folder.
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In this section, you will learn to manage folders and files!
Files
Your computer contains several different drives:
CD/DVD
Hard Drive (C)
USB Port
Network drives (What you log into at T-Plus)
Floppy (if exists)
Files
Windows uses an organizational system to
display your files and folders.
The utility program Computer shows you what
drives are running on your computer and what files
are stored inside.
Files
Within Computer is a special folder called
Documents, which stores a user’s music, pictures,
downloads and other files.
You can find Computer and Documents in the
Start menu
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Files
To rename a file,
right-click the
filename, select
Rename, then type
a new name.
grouch . jpg
Name
Separator
Extension
Files
Looking for a particular file?
To find files, type the filename or part of the filename
in the Search text box.
Files
Within a folder, you can sort files by:
Name
Size
Type
Date
Files
To protect files and folders, they should be backed
up to an external device on a regular basis.
Office software
There are three basic Microsoft Office programs you
should understand and identify by their file extension.
Word: word-processing application for
letters, memos and reports
.docx
Excel: spreadsheet application using
text, numbers and formulas to create
tables and financial documents
.xlsx
PowerPoint: presentation application
for creating multimedia slide shows,
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transparencies,
outlines and charts
.pptx
Help
To access online support with Windows, click the Start
button and then click Help and Support.
The Help and Support Center offers 3 options:
Windows
communities
Post a question or
search for an
answers online.
Windows Remote
Assistance
Someone you know can
connect to your computer
from another computer.
Microsoft customer
support
Get support online from
a technician.

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