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Desktop objects
                                               DESKTOP




                                     DESKTOP
                                     OBJECTS




                             START MENU

                                                 TASKBAR




  Desktop Objects
  The desktop is considered the starting point. Windows is designed to
  function using the mouse and the keyboard. To Select an object Click
  with the left mouse button. To Open an object, double-clicking is
  usually required.
  All parts of the desktop are called objects or icons. They may be used
  to start applications.
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Starting Applications
                        PROGRAM
                        MENU




                                     ACCESSORIES
                                     MENU




                         PROGRAM
                         SELECTION




        START BUTTON



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Control Panel



                   minimize
                   maximum/restore
                   close
                   menu bar
                   resizing frame
                   control box
                   title bar




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          Control Panel
The Control Panel has a number of applications that can be used to modify the Window settings (may not
    look exactly as displayed).

Accessibility Options: Modify the way the computer operates for handicapped
Add New Hardware: Add new hardware, such as scanners with Plug and Play
Add/Remove Programs: Install new or remove software applications
Date/Time: Modify date, time or time zone
Display: Modify the desktop, wallpaper, screen saver, the way Windows is displayed
Find Fast: Builds indexes to speed up finding documents
Fonts: Shows the fonts that you have and allows the addition of new fonts
Internet: Modify internet connection properties
Joystick: Modify the functions of the joystick
Keyboard: Modify the functions of the keyboard, change keyboards
Modems: Modify the settings for your modem
Mouse: Modify the functions of the mouse, changing the right mouse button to the left is useful for left-
    handed people)
Multimedia:Modify settings for audio, video, and other multimedia devices
Passwords: Allows different setting with passwords
Power: Lets laptops users monitor their power usage
Printers: Modify printer settings
Sounds: Modify sounds that occur at specific times
System: Modify system setups                                                                              5
Help
       Windows – Tour Exercise



       1.   Click the Start Button

       2. Click on Programs, then
           Accessories

        3. Click on the Tour
           Windows XP




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WordPad


          Wordwrap
              &
         Selected text




   Windows has included a simple word processing
   program, which will meet the needs of the average
   user. The concepts of the WordPad program will give
   you a good basis for upcoming topics in this course.
   The WordPad program is accessible from the
   Programs, Accessories Group.

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       Paint

                                           TITLE BAR


Paint is a fun graphics
   package that is sufficient                  MENU BAR


   for editing/drawing and
   capturing pictures for       TOOL BOX


   instructional purposes.                 DRAWING AREA




The tool box includes
  drawing tools you use to
  draw/edit rectangles,
  ellipses, colour areas,
  draw lines, draw
  freehand, and type text.                             COLOUR BOX




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        Free Form     selects articles which you can edit, move, cut, copy or paste


Paint
            Select:
        Eraser:       To use a smaller or larger eraser, click a shape at the bottom of the
                           toolbox. The selected background colour shows what colour the
                           eraser will leave behind. To change the background colour, click
                           a colour by using the right mouse button. Drag the mouse
                           pointer over the area you want to erase.

        Pick Colour   Click the object whose colour you want to copy. Click the object or
                            area where you want the colour.

        Pencil:       To draw the line, click and drag the mouse pointer.

        Airbrush:     To spray, drag the mouse pointer. Use the left mouse button to spray
                           with the foreground colour, or use the right mouse button to
                           spray with the background colour.

        Line:         To choose the width the line will be, click a line width from the bottom
                           of the toolbox. To choose the colour the line will be, click a
                           colour. To draw the line, drag the mouse pointer. Use the left
                           mouse button to draw with the foreground colour or the right
                           mouse button to draw with the background colour. To draw a
                           perfectly horizontal, vertical, or 45-degree diagonal line, press
                           and hold down SHIFT while dragging the mouse pointer.

        Rectangle:    Click at top left or right of the area and then drag the cursor
                            diagonally across the area.

        Ellipse:      Click a colour from the colour box for the shape's outline. To fill the
                            shape, click a colour by using the right mouse button, and then
                            click a fill style from the bottom of the toolbox. To draw an
                            ellipse, drag the mouse pointer diagonally. To draw a perfect
                            circle, press and hold down SHIFT while dragging the mouse
                            pointer.

        Select:       To select a rectangular, click and then drag the cursor diagonally
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                          across the area.
Paint   Fill with

            :
              Colour
                       Click a different colour, beside the colour box in the colour
                            palette. Position the paint cursor so that it is touching the
                            line, and then click. To make sure you only change the line
                            colour and not the surrounding area, zoom the picture to a
                            larger size. If the line is part of a shape, any connecting
                            vertical and horizontal lines will also change to the new
                            colour.
        Magnifier:     To zoom in or out of a picture

        Brush:         Click and then choose a brush shape from the bottom of the
                            toolbox. Click a colour from the colour box. To paint, drag
                            the mouse pointer.
        Text:          Click and drag to create a text frame by dragging the mouse
                            pointer diagonally, and then click the font, size, and style
                            you want. Click inside the text frame, and then type the
                            text. Move or enlarge the text frame as needed. To change
                            the colour of the text, click a colour in the colour box. To
                            insert the text on a coloured background, click on the
                            toolbox, and then click a colour with the right mouse button
                            to change the background colour. To insert the text into the
                            picture, click outside the text frame.




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Paint   Curve:         Click in the toolbox. To choose the width the curve will be, click a
                             line width at the bottom of the toolbox. To choose the
                             colour the curve will be, click a colour. Draw a straight line
                             by dragging the mouse pointer. Click where you want one
                             arc of the curve to be, and then drag the mouse pointer to
                             adjust the curve.     Each curve must have at least one arc
                             but no more than two. Repeat this step for a second arc.
                             Use the left mouse button to draw with the foreground
                             colour or the right mouse button to draw with the
                             background colour.
        Polygon:       Click in the toolbox, and then click a colour for the polygon
                             outline. To create a coloured fill, click a colour by using the
                             right mouse button, and then click a fill style from the
                             bottom of the tool box. To draw the polygon, drag the
                             mouse pointer and click at each corner. Double-click when
                             you're done. To use only 45- and 90-degree angles, press
                             and hold down SHIFT while dragging the mouse pointer.
        Rounded        Click in the toolbox to create a square-cornered shape, or click to
           Rectan            create a round-cornered shape. Click a colour from the
           gle:              colour box for the shape's outline. To fill the shape with
                             colour, click a colour by using the right mouse button, and
                             then click a fill style from the bottom of the toolbox. To
                             draw a rectangle, drag the mouse pointer diagonally in the
                             direction you want. To draw a square, press and hold down
                             SHIFT while dragging the mouse pointer.
        Fill with      Click a different colour, beside the colour box in the colour
              Colour        palette. Position the paint cursor so that it is touching the
            :               line, and then click. To make sure you only change the line
                            colour and not the surrounding area, zoom the picture to a
                            larger size. If the line is part of a shape, any connecting
                            vertical and horizontal lines will also change to the new
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        Windows Explorer


Explorer is a window
application used to help
organize folders and
files on the disk drives.
With explorer you can
view files and folders in
different views, delete
and rename files,
execute programs,
network to other
computers and much
more.


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           Navigation within Explorer

To select a drive: Double-click
the letter of the drive you wish
to select.
If the drive icons aren’t seen,
then use the folder with the
turned up arrow (up one level
tool)
To change to another
directory: From explorer            CLICK DRIVE

double-click the folders you wish   TO SELECT



to open.
To go back to the previous
folder, select the up one level
tool on the toolbar. Back
Forward
Up one level
Search                                            13
Views.
        Creating Folders with
        Explorer

1. Get to where you wish
   to create the folder i.e.
   3 1/2 Floppy [A:]
2. Click the right mouse
   button in the right
   hand side of the            SELECT
                               DRIVE A

   window
3. Select NewSelect
   Folder




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 To Print out our Exercises
1. With the completed exercise on your computer
   screen
2. Press the PrintScrn key on the keyboard
3. Open up WordPad
4. Type your name
5. Press Enter
6. From the Pull-down Menu, Select Edit Paste
7. From the Pull-down Menu, Select File Print

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