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Prerequisites Essentials of Windows 2000 By Robert T. Grauer Maryann Barber Objectives (1 of 2) Describe the objects on the Windows desktop; use icons on the desktop to start applications

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Prerequisites

Essentials of

Windows 2000

By

Robert T. Grauer

Maryann Barber

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Objectives (1 of 2)

  • Describe the objects on the Windows desktop; use icons on the desktop to start applications

  • Explain the significance of the common user interface; identify elements that are present in every window

  • Explain the similarities/differences in appearance between Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows 2000

  • Use the Help command to learn about Windows 2000

  • Format a floppy disk

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Objectives (2 of 2)

  • Differentiate between a program file and a data file; explain the icons that appear next to a file in My Computer and Windows Explorer

  • Explain how folders are used to organize the files on a disk; use the View menu/Folder Options command to change the appearance of a folder

  • Distinguish between My Computer and Windows Explorer when viewing files and folders; explain the advantages of the hierarchical view available within Windows Explorer

  • Use Internet Explorer to download the practice files for the Exploring Windows series; describe how to view a Web page from within Windows Explorer

  • Copy/move a file from one folder to another; delete a file, then recover the deleted file from the Recycle Bin

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Overview

  • Windows controls the computer and all peripheral operations

  • Common User Interface

  • Consistent command structure

  • Windows desktop, a Graphical User Interface

  • Basic components of a window

  • Execute commands

  • Use My Computer

  • Manage files on your system

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Windows Operating Systems

  • Windows 95

  • Windows NT

  • Windows 98

  • Windows Me

  • Windows 2000

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The Desktop

Outlook Express

My Computer

Recycle Bin

My Documents

Microsoft Outlook

Internet Explorer

Start Button

Taskbar

Multitasking

The Desktop

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Title bar

Min/Max button

Restore button

Close button

Menu bar

Toolbar

Status bar

Vertical scroll bar

Horizontal scroll bar

Large Icons view

Details view

Anatomy of a Window

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Common User Interface

Can You Name Each Item?

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Moving and Sizing a Window

  • Size a window

    • Drag a Border

    • Drag a Corner

  • Move a window

    • Drag the Title Bar

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Pull-down Menus

  • Pull-down menu

  • Dimmed command

  • Ellipsis

  • Check

  • Bullet

  • Arrowhead

  • Submenu

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Dialog Boxes

  • Dialog box

  • Option (radio) button

  • Check boxes

  • Text box

  • Drop-down list box

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Dialog Boxes continued

  • Command buttons

  • Open List box

  • Scroll bar

  • List box

  • Tabbed dialog box

  • What’s This? button

  • Cancel button

  • OK button

Right-Click Mouse

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The Mouse

  • Point

  • Click

  • Right Click

  • Double Click

  • Drag

  • Mouse Pointer

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The Help Command

  • Help menu

  • Help command

  • Contents tab

  • Index tab

  • Search tab

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Formatting a Floppy

  • Format command

  • Quick (erase)

  • Full

  • Copy System Files

  • Label

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Folder

File Type

File

Program file

Data file

Files and Folders

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File + New

Other Menus

Toolbar

Folder

Subfolder

Tree Diagram

Plus Sign

Minus Sign

The Windows Explorer

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Summary

  • Windows operations take place on desktop

  • Begin at Start button

  • Mouse is essential

  • Window elements

  • Dialog box supplies information for commands

  • Floppy disks

  • Organization using files and folders

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