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Introduction to Computers and Windows. Overview. What is a computer? What is an operating system? Starting and Shutting Down a computer The mouse (Windows) Opening and closing programs Menu Bars and Tool Bars Copy, Cut and Paste. What is a computer?. Desktop Laptop Tablet.

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Overview
Overview

  • What is a computer?

  • What is an operating system?

  • Starting and Shutting Down a computer

  • The mouse (Windows)

  • Opening and closing programs

  • Menu Bars and Tool Bars

  • Copy, Cut and Paste


What is a computer
What is a computer?

  • Desktop

  • Laptop

  • Tablet


What is an operating system
What is an Operating System?

  • A computer program that “Operates” all other computer programs

  • Examples:

    • Windows 8

    • OS X


Starting your computer
Starting your Computer

  • Press the power button

  • The computer will begin an installation procedure and this might take a few minutes


The mouse windows
The Mouse (Windows)

  • The mouse is the device that allows you to control the cursor on the Screen

  • The mouse can help you perform many different functions:

    • Opening programs

    • Highlight text

    • Drag items


The mouse windows1
The Mouse (Windows)

  • Right Click vs. Left Click

  • Cursor Types

    • Arrow

    • Text

    • Busy

    • Hand



Finding a program windows 8
Finding a Program (Windows 8)

  • Move cursor to the top right side of the screen

  • Select the search icon on the side bar

  • Search icons or type the name of the program in the search bar


Opening a program
Opening a Program

  • When on the desktop you can also double-click an icon to open it


Minimize

Close

Maximize


Menu bars and tools
Menu Bars and Tools

  • Most programs will have menu bars

  • The menu bars will help you perform your task

  • Sample menu bar titles:

    • File

    • Edit

    • View

    • Tools

    • Windows


Copy cut and paste
Copy Cut and Paste

  • This feature is used to transfer information from one location on your computer to another


Copy vs cut
Copy vs. Cut

  • Copying will create a duplicate copy of the selected information

  • Cut will move the selected information from one location to another


Paste
Paste

  • Use paste to place the copied or cut information in its new location


Shutting down
Shutting Down

Move your mouse over the bottom right corner of the screen and a slide out menu will appear

Select the settings icon

Now the Settings Bar is open click on the Power Icon

Click Update and Shut Down

  • Shutting Down your computer correctly is very important

    • Closes all running processes

    • Prevents loss of data

  • Windows 8 Shut Down procedure


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