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Exploring the Basics of Microsoft Windows Vista. Objectives. Start Windows Vista and tour the desktop Explore the Start menu Run software programs, switch between them, and close them Manipulate windows Identify and use the controls in menus, toolbars, and dialog boxes. Objectives.

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objectives
Objectives
  • Start Windows Vista and tour the desktop
  • Explore the Start menu
  • Run software programs, switch between them, and close them
  • Manipulate windows
  • Identify and use the controls in menus, toolbars, and dialog boxes

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Objectives
  • Navigate your computer with Windows Explorer and the Computer window
  • Change the view of the items in your computer
  • Get help when you need it
  • Shut down Windows

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Starting Windows Vista
  • The operating system is software that helps the computer perform essential tasks such as displaying information on the computer screen and saving data on disks
    • Windows Vista
  • After turning on your computer, Windows Vista will display the Welcome screen and prompt you to click your user name and type your password

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Starting Windows Vista

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The Windows Vista Desktop
  • The Windows Vista desktop is a workspace for projects and the tools that you need to manipulate your projects
  • To interact with the objects on your desktop, you use a pointing device
    • When you point to certain objects, such as the objects on the taskbar, a ScreenTip appears near the object to tell you the purpose or function of the object to which you are pointing

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The Windows Vista Desktop
  • Clicking refers to pressing a mouse button and immediately releasing it
  • Double-clicking means to click the left mouse button twice in quick succession
  • Clicking an object with the right button is called right-clicking

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exploring the start menu
Exploring the Start Menu

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starting a program
Starting a Program
  • Click the Start button on the taskbar, and then point to All Programs
  • If necessary, click the folder that contains the program you want to start
  • Click the name of the program you want to start

or

  • Click the name or icon of the program you want to start in the pinned items list or the most frequently used programs list on the Start menu

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Starting a Program

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running multiple programs
Running Multiple Programs

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Using Windows and Dialog Boxes
  • When you run a program in Windows Vista, the program appears in a window

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Using Windows and Dialog Boxes

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Selecting Options from a Menu

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Working with Dialog Boxes

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exploring your computer
Exploring Your Computer

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changing the view
Changing the View

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Navigating with Windows Explorer
  • Click the Start button on the taskbar, point to All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer

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getting help
Getting Help
  • Windows Vista Help and Support provides on-screen information about the program you are using
  • Click the Start button on the taskbar
  • Click Help and Support

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searching the help pages
Searching the Help Pages
  • Click in the Search Help box
  • Type your search text and then click the Search Help button

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Shutting Down Windows Vista
  • You should always shut down Windows Vista before you turn off your computer
  • The commands for shutting down your computer are included on the More Options button menu
    • Shut Down
    • Restart
    • Log Off
    • Sleep

New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2007: Windows Vista Edition