Windows 7 - Bakersfield College

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Using Windows 7
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Start Windows 7
Explore the Desktop
Manipulate Windows
Power Down the Computer
Use Gadgets
CHECKPOINT 1
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Manage Files and Folders
Use the Recycle Bin
Create a Shortcut
Explore the Control Panel
Explore Windows Help and
Support
 Use Search Tools
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Start Windows 7
 Before using one of the software programs in the
Microsoft Office suite, you will need to start the
Windows 7 operating system.
 To do this, turn on the computer.
 Depending on your computer equipment
configuration, you may also need to turn on the
monitor and printer.
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Explore the Desktop
Recycle Bin
icon
Start
button
Taskbar
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Explore the Desktop…continued
Show desktop
button
pinned
items
buttons for
active tasks
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notification
area
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Explore the Desktop…continued
To display the Start menu:
1. Click the Start button.
Start button
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Manipulate Windows
 When a program is open, a task button representing
the program displays on the Taskbar.
task
button
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Manipulate Windows…continued
To minimize a window:
1. Click the Minimize
button.
Minimize
button
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Manipulate Windows…continued
To switch to another program window:
1. Click the task button on the Taskbar representing the
desired program to switch to.
thumbnail
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Manipulate Windows…continued
To change the display of all open windows:
1. Position the mouse pointer on the Taskbar.
2. Click the right mouse button.
3. Click the desired option at the shortcut menu.
shortcut
menu
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Manipulate Windows…continued
 The icons that display immediately to the right of the
Start button are pinned programs.
pinned
programs
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Manipulate Windows…continued
 The notification area is located at the right side of the
Taskbar and contains icons that show the status of
certain system functions such as a network connection
or battery power.
notification
area
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Manipulate Windows…continued
To change the date and/or time:
1. Click the time or date in the
notification area.
2. Click the Change date and
time settings hyperlink.
3. Click the Change date and
time button in the Date and
Time dialog box.
4. Change the month, day, year,
and/or time at the Date and
Time Settings dialog box.
5. Click OK.
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Date and Time
Settings dialog box
Manipulate Windows…continued
To display the Taskbar and
Start Menu Properties dialog
box:
1. Right-click an empty
portion of the Taskbar.
2. Click the Properties option
at the shortcut menu.
Properties
option
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Manipulate Windows…continued
 With options in the
Taskbar and Start
Menu Properties
dialog box, you can
change settings for
the Taskbar as well
as the Start menu.
Taskbar and Start
Menu Properties
dialog box
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Power Down the Computer
To shut down Windows:
1. Close any open programs.
2. Click the Start button on the Taskbar.
3. Click the Shut down button.
Shut down
button
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Use Gadgets
To view available gadgets:
1. Right-click in a blank area on the desktop.
2. Click the Gadgets option at the shortcut menu.
gadget
gallery
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1) This is the name of the main
portion of the screen when
Windows is loaded.
a. Window
b. Taskbar
c. Desktop
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d. Screen
3) This area contains the system clock
and date.
a. pinned programs
b. notification area
c. desktop
d. active tasks
2) You can display the Start menu by
pressing these keys on the
keyboard.
a. Shirt + Enter
b. Ctrl + Enter
c. Ctrl + Esc
d. Shift + Esc
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4) This is a mini program providing
information at a glance and easy
access to frequently used tools.
a. window
b. organizer
c. gadget
d. gidget
Answer
Answer
Next Question
Next Question
Next Question
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Manage Files and Folders
To display the Computer window:
1. Click the Start button.
2. Click the Computer option.
search text box
Address bar
toolbar
Navigation
pane
Content pane
Details pane
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Manage Files and Folders…continued
To copy a file to another
folder or drive:
1. Display the file in the
Content pane.
2. Click the Organize
button.
3. Click the Copy option
at the drop-down
list.
Copy option
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Manage Files and Folders…continued
4. Click where you want to
copy the file.
5. Click the Organize
button.
6. Click the Paste option at
the drop-down list.
Click where you want
to copy the file.
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Manage Files and Folders…continued
To change the display in the
Content pane:
1. Click the Views button
arrow on the toolbar.
2. Click the desired option
at the drop-down list.
view options
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Manage Files and Folders…continued
To select adjacent files:
1. Click the first file.
2. Hold down the Shift
key.
3. Click the last file.
adjacent
files
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Manage Files and Folders…continued
To create a folder:
1. Display the Computer
window.
2. Position the mouse pointer in
a blank area in the Content
pane where you want to
create the folder.
3. Click the right mouse button.
4. Point to New in the shortcut
menu.
5. Click the Folder option at the
side menu.
6. Type the desired folder name.
7. Press Enter.
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Folder
option
Use the Recycle Bin
 Deleting the wrong file can be a disaster. Windows 7
helps protect your work with the Recycle Bin.
 A file or folder or selected files or folders that you
delete from the hard drive are sent automatically to the
Recycle Bin.
 Files and folders deleted from a USB flash drive or disc
are deleted permanently.
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Use the Recycle Bin…continued
To restore a file from the Recycle Bin:
1. Double-click the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop.
2. At the Recycle Bin window, click the desired file.
3. Click the Restore this item button.
Recycle Bin
window
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Use the Recycle Bin…continued
To empty the Recycle Bin:
1. Display the Recycle Bin
window.
2. Click the Empty the
Recycle Bin button.
3. Click Yes.
Empty the Recycle
Bin button
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Create a Shortcut
To create a shortcut:
1. Display the Computer
window.
2. Make active the drive
or folder where the
file is located.
3. Right-click the desired
file.
4. Point to Send to.
5. Click the Desktop
(create shortcut)
option.
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Desktop (create
shortcut) option
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Explore the Control Panel
To display the Control Panel:
1. Click the Start button.
2. Click the Control Panel option.
Control
Panel
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Explore the Control Panel…continued
 If you click a category icon in the Control Panel, the
Control Panel displays all of the available subcategories
and tasks in the category.
subcategories
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Explore the Control Panel…continued
To search for a feature:
1. Display the Control
Panel.
2. Type the name of the
desired feature in the
Search Control Panel text
box.
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Search Control
Panel text box
Explore Windows Help and Support
To display the Windows
Help and Support window:
1. Click the Start button.
2. Click the Help and
Support option.
Windows Help and
Support window
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Use Search Tools
To use the search tool:
1. Click the Start
button.
2. Type the first few
characters of the
program or file for
which you are
searching in the
Search programs
and files text box.
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Search programs
and files text box
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Use Search Tools…continued
 You can also search for programs or files with the
search text box in the Computer window.
 When conducting a search, you can use the asterisk (*)
as a wildcard character in place of any letters,
numbers, or symbols within a file name.
asterisk
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1) To select adjacent files, click the
first file, hold down this key, and
then click the last file.
a. F1
b. Alt
c. Ctrl
Answer
d. Shift
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3) A file or folder or selected files or
folders you delete from the hard
drive are sent here automatically.
a. Trash Folder
b. Delete Folder
c. Trash Can
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d. Recycle Bin
Next Question
2) To select nonadjacent files, click
4) When conducting a search, you
the first file, hold down this key,
can use this as a wildcard
and then click any other files or
character.
folders.
a. forward slash
a. F1
b. asterisk
b. Alt
c. hyphen
c. Ctrl
d. plus sign
Answer
Answer
d. Shift
Next Question
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Summary of Presentation Concepts
 Use desktop icons and the Taskbar to launch programs and
open files or folders
 Add and remove gadgets
 Organize and manage data, including copying, moving,
creating, and deleting files and folders; and create a shortcut
 Explore the Control Panel and personalize the desktop
 Use the Windows Help and Support features
 Use search tools
 Customize monitor settings
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