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Getting Started with Windows® XP. Butler County Community College Adult and Community Education. Tracey L. Fisher . Course Overview – Week 1. Terminology Start Windows and Use the Mouse Use the Start Button and the Taskbar Work with a Window. Course Overview – Week 2.

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Getting Started withWindows® XP

Butler County Community College

Adult and Community Education

Tracey L. Fisher


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Course Overview – Week 1

  • Terminology

  • Start Windows and Use the Mouse

  • Use the Start Button and the Taskbar

  • Work with a Window


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Course Overview – Week 2

  • Manage Files Using Windows Explorer

  • Create Files and Folders

  • Develop File Management System


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Course Overview – Week 3

  • Control Panel

  • Windows Desktop

  • Windows Desktop Properties

  • System Tools

  • Maintaining Windows


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Objectives – Week 1

  • Terminology

  • Start Windows and Use the Mouse

  • Use the Start Button and the Taskbar

  • Work with a Window


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Operating System

Start button

Mouse Pointer

Desktop

Icon

Title Bar

Minimize

Maximize

Menu Bar

Toolbar

Status Bar

Task Bar

Windows Terminology


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Message Box

Dialog Box

Scroll Bar

Submenu

File

Folder

Subfolder

Filename

File Extension

Multi-tasking

GUI

Windows Terminology

(continued)


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Application

software

Operating

system

Hardware

The Operating System

The operating system is a translation software. The application software gives a command (in programming language) and the operating system transmits it to the hardware in bits (0’s and 1’s). The process works in both directions.


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Welcome to Windows® XP

The Home and Professional versions have the same Log In screen

Some user accounts requires a password


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The Start Menu

The menu can be configured for the XP theme (double columns)

fig 2a and b


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The Start Menu (continued)

Or, it can be configured for the Classic theme (one column)


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The Desktop Configuration

The Desktop can be configured for the Windows XP theme


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The Desktop Configuration (continued)

Or, the Desktop can be configured for the Classic theme


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Anatomy of a Window

Title bar

Tool bar

Menu bar

Status bar


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Anatomy of a Window (continued)

Minimize button

Vertical Scroll bar

Maximize button

Close button

Task Pane


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Pull-Down Menus

Ellipsis indicates further information is necessary


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Pull-down Menus (continued)

Dimmed command is currently unavailable

Shortcut keys


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Pull-down Menus (continued)

Alt + V will pull down View menu

Check indicates toggle switch is on

Arrowhead indicates submenu will be displayed

Bullet indicates choice from among exclusive items


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Dialog Boxes

Help button

Tabs provide access to sets of options

Spin Buttons

Option buttons indicates exclusive items


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Dialog Boxes (continued)

Spin buttons

Text box allows entry of specific information

Command buttons


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Objectives – Week 2

  • Manage Files Using Windows Explorer

  • Create Files and Folders

  • Develop File Management System


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Folder name

Files and Folders: Tiles View

Chevron

Task pane

Status bar


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Folder name

Files and Folders: Details View

Chevron

Selected file

Task pane

Status bar


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Windows Explorer

+ sign indicates object is collapsed

- Sign indicate object is expanded

Milestones in Communication is selected file

Homework is the active folder


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Windows Explorer (continued)

Address bar reflects actual location of active folder

Maryann is current user

My Documents folder is expanded

My Music folder is active folder

Shared Documents Folder


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Windows Explorer (continued)

  • Moving and Copying a File

    • Click and drag

    • Copy and Paste

  • Deleting a File

    • Del key

    • Recycle Bin

  • Backup

    • Backup strategy

    • Copy files


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Week 3 - Miscellaneous

  • Windows Desktop

  • Windows Desktop Properties

  • System Tools

  • Maintaining Windows


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Point to category and screen tip is displayed

Control Panel affects every aspect of your system

Control Panel

Switch to Classic view


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Shortcut Icons

Shortcuts

My Computer icon

Jump arrow

Quick Launch toolbar


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Help and Support Center

Toolbar

Keyword

Index button

Forward Button

Back button

Subtopics


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The Search Companion

Chevron indicates file size

Search Pane

Chevron indicates modification date

File name

Word in file

Drives to search

Search button


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Windows Messenger

Click to send file or photo

Emoticons

References to file transfer

Enter message here


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Summary

  • Windows XP is the newest and most powerful version of the Windows operating system

  • Every window contains the same basic elements, such as the title bar

  • A file is a set of data or set of instructions

  • Files can be copied, moved, deleted, and restored from the hard drive using the Recycle bin

  • The control panel controls all computer aspects

  • Windows XP has some fun tools, such as the Windows Messenger



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