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What is Windows 2000?. Windows 2000 Foundation. Discover Windows 2000. Take a tour of the new features. The Windows 2000 Desktop. Highly Functional Uncluttered Easy to use. The Start Icon. Easy to use Allows you to access your programs and your data

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what is windows 2000

What is Windows 2000?

Windows 2000 Foundation

discover windows 2000
Discover Windows 2000
  • Take a tour of the new features
the windows 2000 desktop
The Windows 2000 Desktop
  • Highly Functional
  • Uncluttered
  • Easy to use
the start icon
The Start Icon
  • Easy to use
  • Allows you to access your programs and your data
  • Allows you to configure your copy of Windows 2000 to suit you
the taskbar
The Taskbar
  • Displays any programs that you are running
  • Displays the time
  • Contains the Start icon

Running Applications

The Start Icon

Quick launch toolbar

System Clock

the recycle bin
The Recycle Bin
  • Allows you to retrieve files that you may have accidentally deleted!
my computer
My Computer
  • Allows access to items such as your disks
my network places
My Network Places
  • Allows you easy access to your networks
the title bar
The Title Bar

Title Bar

  • Provides added information
  • May be used to maximize or restore window size
the scroll bars
The Scroll Bars
  • Allows for movement of text and graphics within a window

Scroll Bars

maximize minimize restore and close buttons
Maximize, Minimize, Restoreand Close Buttons
  • Use the Maximize, Minimize and Restore buttons to size your applications



The Restore button is only visible when the window has been maximized

Running applications are displayed here



Click and drag the vertical border to

make the window narrower or wider

  • Borders can be used for resizing a window

Click and drag the horizontal border to make the window taller or shorter

Click and drag the corner of the window to re-size a window in two dimensions simultaneously

the control icon
The Control Icon
  • All windows have a Control (or System) icon
  • Click to display the Control (or System) drop down menu

Control icon

dialog boxes
Dialog Boxes
  • Dialog boxes represent a fast way of displaying a wide range of options from which you can make choices

To close a dialog box, press the Esc key

text boxes
Text Boxes
  • Allows you to enter text into dialog boxes
    • Click in the text box and type in the text required

Note: Some text boxes have a down arrow on the right-hand side which, when clicked, will reveal a drop down list of available options

list boxes
List Boxes
  • Select from a list of options displayed
drop down list boxes
Drop Down List Boxes
  • Drop down list of options from which an item may be selected

Clicking here displays a drop down list

check boxes and radio buttons
Check Boxes and Radio Buttons
  • Check boxes allows the selection of one or more items
  • Radio buttons allow a single selection from a range of options
    • These options are mutually exclusive

Radio Buttons

Check Boxes

command icons
Command Icons
  • Command icons provide a shortcut to advanced features within your applications
    • Increasingly if you move the mouse pointer to a command icon, then a pop-up will be displayed indicating the function of the icon
  • Some dialog boxes have multiple sections and categories
  • Categories are separated by tabs
  • Click on each tab to choose available options
mouse selection techniques
Mouse Selection Techniques


Select ThenManipulate!

keyboard selection techniques
Keyboard Selection Techniques
  • Accelerated application interaction
  • Notice the keyboard shortcuts on the example illustrated
    • Ctrl-N
    • Ctrl-O
    • Ctrl-SCtrl+P
drag and drop techniques
Drag and Drop Techniques
  • Allows you to move or copy items


“Drag and drop” moves

Control +“Drag and drop” copies

the other mouse button
The ‘Other’ Mouse Button
  • Click the right-hand mouse button to display a pop-up menu pertaining to the object you click on

Clicking with the right-hand mouse button on the Desktop background displays this menu

what are property sheets
What are Property Sheets?
  • Allows for customization of the selected item

Click with the right-hand mouse button

starting to use windows 2000

Starting to Use Windows 2000

Windows 2000 Foundation

what is the start icon
What is the Start Icon?
  • The initial launch point for Windows 2000



the start menu
The Start Menu
  • Allows easy access to the components that make up Windows 2000, and also to your application programs
  • Easily configurable to suit the way YOU wish to work
    • Items may be added or removed

TIP: Keyboard shortcut to display the Start Menu


the start icon documents
The Start Icon - Documents
  • Recently opened or edited files are displayed here
the start icon settings
The Start Icon - Settings
  • Access to configuration utilities
    • Control Panel
    • Printers
    • Taskbar
the start icon search
The Start Icon - Search
  • Searches all system resources
    • Files or folders
    • On the Internet
    • Using Microsoft Outlook
    • For People …
the start icon run
The Start Icon - Run
  • Allows you to run programs by entering their file name
the start icon shut down
The Start Icon - Shut Down
  • Cleanly shuts down the system
the startup folder
The Startup Folder
  • Programs in the Startup folder will start automatically when Windows 2000 is started
what is the taskbar
What is the Taskbar?
  • Displays running applications
  • Click with the right-hand mouse button to:
    • Customize Taskbar options
    • Customize Start Menu programs

Double click to show the Date/Time Properties dialog box

Click to select these programs

controlling applications from the taskbar
Controlling Applications From the Taskbar
  • Running applications are displayed within the Taskbar
  • Right clicking on these applications, as displayed in the Taskbar, will display a pop-up menu which allows you to control that program
tiling and cascading windows using the taskbar
Tiling and Cascading Windows Using the Taskbar
  • Options include:
    • Cascade Windows
    • Tile Horizontally
    • Tile Vertically
arranging your desktop icons
Arranging Your Desktop Icons
  • You can easily customize the way icons are displayed on your Windows 2000 desktop
  • Right-click on the Desktop to display a pop-up menu
  • Select the required icon arrangement
help within windows 2000

Help Within Windows 2000

Windows 2000 Foundation

help within the start menu
Help Within the Start Menu
  • Help
    • Fully indexed
    • You can search for a word or phrase
using the f1 key to get help
Using The F1 Key To Get Help
  • Pressing the F1 Key:
    • Invokes help
    • Provides application specific help
what s this help
“What’s This” Help
  • Many dialog boxes offer “What’s This”Help
  • Click on the question mark icon
  • Click on the item within the dialog box you need help on
  • Guide your through complicated processes!
the windows 2000 accessories

The Windows 2000 Accessories

Windows 2000 Foundation

what is wordpad
What is WordPad?
  • By default WordPad acts like a cut down version of Microsoft Word
wordpad editing an existing document
WordPad Editing an Existing Document
  • Word 6 files are the default file format
  • WARNING: Do NOT edit existing Word files if the files contain styles, headers or footers
what is paint
What is Paint?
  • A simple tool for editing or creating graphics (pictures)
paint drawing tools
Paint - Drawing Tools
  • Simple, but easy to use graphics tool
the calculator
The Calculator
  • Two modes
    • Standard and Scientific
the clock
The Clock
  • Located in the Taskbar

Double click to open the Date/Time Properties dialog box, to allow modifications

Move the mouse to the clock and after a few moments the date is displayed

what are drives folders and files
What are Drives, Folders and Files?
  • You need to understand the terminology, such as:
    • Physical drives
    • Drive letters
    • Folders/directories
    • Files
the explorer vs my computer
The Explorer vs. My Computer
  • Similar function but displays files and folders in different ways
long file names
Long File Names
  • Long file names are displayed within the Explorer
  • File extensions are not displayed by default

Example of a “long” file name

folder selection techniques
Folder Selection Techniques
  • Levels can be expanded or contracted

On each click of the plus (+) symbol, a new sub-level is displayed

switching drives
Switching Drives
  • The Explorer displays a hierarchical list of drives
  • Easy to switch from one drive to another
folder creation
Folder Creation
  • Folders may be created within the Explorer directory tree or directly on the Desktop
moving or copying files and folders
Moving or Copying Files and Folders
  • Moving or copying files with the Windows 2000 Explorer is very simple, in fact it is so simple that you should exercise a certain amount of caution when doing this or you may unwittingly end up with a result you did not expect!
  • Files and folders can easily be moved or copied using:
    • Drop down menus
    • Pop-up menus
    • Drag and drop
renaming files or folders
Renaming Files or Folders
  • Select the files and press the F2 key to allow easy renaming

WARNING: Do not rename files ending in







deleting files or folders
Deleting Files or Folders
  • Select a file(s) or folder(s) that you wish to delete and then press the Del key
  • When you delete a file or folder, by default:
    • You are prompted for confirmation
    • The deleted items are sent to the Recycle Bin
the recycle bin and deleted files
The Recycle Bin and Deleted Files
  • Normally files deleted via the Windows Explorer are in fact moved to the Recycle Bin
  • Recently ‘deleted’ files may be retrieved from the Recycle Bin
creating shortcuts on the desktop
Creating Shortcuts on the Desktop
  • You can use ‘drag and drop’ techniques with the Windows Explorer to create shortcuts on your Desktop

Or you can use the Copy command to copy objects directly to your Desktop



Windows 2000 Foundation

what is a printer driver
What is a Printer Driver?
  • The link between a particular printer and the applications running on your Windows 2000-based PC
    • Different printers work in different ways and hence need their own particular printer drivers installed

Application programs

Windows 2000

Particular printer driver

Local or networked printer

installing a printer driver
Installing a Printer Driver
  • The Printer Installation Wizard
default and installed printers
Default and Installed Printers
  • Add Printer Wizard
  • Default printer
  • The default printer is marked with a tick
controlling print queues
Controlling Print Queues
  • Control queued documents

Time the jobs were started

Document Name Status Owner Progress of the job

viewing installed fonts
Viewing Installed Fonts
  • You can easily view a sample of each font installed on your computer
basic clipboard concepts
Basic Clipboard Concepts
  • Used to copy or move information between applications

Cut or



The Windows Clipboard

linking vs embedding
Linking vs. Embedding
  • Linking Data
    • If the original data is modified then the data paste linked to another application will also be changed
  • Embedding Data
    • Changes to the original data will not affect data that is embedded in another program
    • To edit embedded data you must activate it, normally by double clicking on it
    • The required editing tools become available to you
in place activation of embedded objects
In-place Activation of Embedded Objects
  • To edit an embedded object, double click on it
  • The required editing tools will appear
    • Note that if you are using older, OLE 1 compliant programs, then you may be taken to the source application in order to edit the program
  • When you have finished editing click outside the embedded object and the editing tools are removed

Double click to activate

linking in action excel and word
Linking in Action - Excel and Word
  • Linking between applications - an example
    • Start Excel and create a spreadsheet, then display the spreadsheet data as a chart
    • Copy the chart data to the Clipboard
    • Switch to Word and use the Paste Special, Paste Link option
    • The chart from Excel is now linked to Word

Remember to SAVE the information in the source application, prior to setting up a paste link, or the operation may not work as expected!