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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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  • 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




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
  • 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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