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Mouse Skills. Moving The Mouse. Hold the mouse with your right hand…. When you move the mouse, the mouse arrow moves on the screen…. Clicking With The Mouse. I keep my finger on the left button. To single click I gently press down and then release the mouse button. . Double Clicking

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    1. Mouse Skills

    2. Moving The Mouse Hold the mouse with your right hand… When you move the mouse, the mouse arrow moves on the screen….

    3. Clicking With The Mouse I keep my finger on the left button. To single click I gently press down and then release the mouse button. Double Clicking I quickly press the button twice in a row. I keep my finger resting on the button, I button and press down twice.

    4. Dragging With The Mouse To drag, I press the mouse button down, and keep it down. Then I move the mouse. Then release the mouse button.

    5. Practice Using The Mouse Practice single clicking Practice double clicking Practice dragging with the mouse.

    6. Working With Windows 9.x • In Microsoft windows mouse skills are very important. • You will use the mouse to perform basic actions. Such as opening programs and documents, dragging files across the desktop and managing windows.

    7. Overview of the Windows Desktop • Think of the desktop as your office desktop. • Your most important items are kept on the desktop. • The Windows Desktop works the same way. • You can place shortcuts to programs and documents on the desktop.

    8. Windows Desktop

    9. Things on The Desktop • Taskbar – Contains the start button and the system tray. When you minimize windows, the close window displays a button on the taskbar • Start Button – Click this to start programs, and open documents. The start button also contains the shutdown command, which turns off your computer. • System tray – This part of the taskbar contains the system clock, the speaker volume and other programs which run in the background. • Icons – These little pictures represent programs that will run on your computer. • My Computer – Contains the access to the devices inside your computer. For example if wanted to open a floppy disk you would click the floppy A: Icon. • Recycle Bin – When you delete files or programs they are put in the recycle bin. If you accidentally delete a file it can be recovered easily. • Wallpaper/ Desktop – This is the desktop itself. Unlike an office desktop you customize how the windows desktop will look.

    10. Starting A Program • Move your mouse pointer over the Start button on the taskbar. • Press the left mouse button. • The Start menu will appear. • Move the mouse pointer up to programs. • The programs menu will appear • Move up to accessories • The accessories menu will appear • Move down to WordPad, and click the left mouse button. • The WordPad program will appear

    11. Starting A Program II • Now you have started the WordPad Program • Now Start The Program Notepad • Follow the steps 1 – 4 but this time click Note Pad Instead of WordPad.

    12. Minimize • Notice the three buttons at the top of the screen. These buttons, are minimize, maximize and close. • Move your mouse pointer to the minimize button, and click with the left mouse button. This minimizes notepad to the taskbar. • Notice the notepad button is still shown in the taskbar. (notepad is still open but is running in the background) • Move your mouse pointer over two the notepad button on the taskbar, and then click with the left mouse button. (notepad reappears )

    13. Maximize • Move your mouse pointer over two the maximize button, and click with the left mouse button. • The Windows gets bigger! • Move your mouse pointer over two the maximize button, and click with the left mouse button. • This restores the window to its original size.

    14. Close • Move your mouse pointer over two the close button, and click the left mouse button. 2. Start the program notepad program again. (we will need in our next section) • If you need help refer to the Start a program section.

    15. Switching Between Open Programs • Look at the taskbar, see the Word Pad and notepad buttons. Notice that the notepad button is pressed in. This means the the notepad program is the active program. • Click on the Word Pad button, this makes Word Pad the active program. • Click back on the notepad button, this makes notepad the active program.

    16. File Management • With Word Pad as the active program type this letter: Dear, Mr. Smith I received a bill statement in the mail stating that I owe one hundred and twenty Seven dollars. I have already mailed the Amount in full. Sincerely, Jon Doe • Remember If you make a mistake use the backspace key. • After you have typed the above letter. Move your mouse pointer to File. • Now move down to save, and release the mouse button.

    17. Saving • The save as dialog box should appear. A dialog box is a place where you can make changes. • Type A Filename • Click My Documents • Click Save • Saving the file in the My Documents Folder makes the file easy to find. But Sometimes you may want to save the file in a different location such as a floppy disk. • In this case you would pull down the save in menu and choose the location such as 3/2 Floppy (A:)

    18. Save As Dialog Box Step 2 Step 3 Step 1

    19. Loading A Saved Document • After a document has been saved you can retrieve the document again. • Move the mouse pointer to the file menu • Now the mouse pointer down to open and click the mouse button. • Click on the Save In Menu and click My Documents.. • Click the Memo.txt doc to highlight the document • Click Open Step 3 Step 4 Step 5

    20. Printing A Document • You can print out anything you have typed or made on the computer this is called a soft copy. • Move your mouse pointer up to the file menu and click print. • The Print Dialog Box will appear. • Most of the time you will ignore this dialog box and click to Ok. • Make sure that your printer has paper and is on. On older Dot –Matrix printers make that the On-Line Light is green.

    21. Deleting A File • Close Notepad by clicking on the at the top right of the screen. • Double click My Documents on the desktop.