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Title: IC3 BASICS, Internet and Computing Core Certification

IC3 BASICS, Internet and Computing Core
  • Computing Fundamentals
  • Lesson 8
  • Introduction to Windows XP Professional

  • Describe the general features of Windows XP.
  • Start Windows.
  • Examine the elements of the Windows opening
  • Use a mouse to move around the desktop.
  • Shut down Windows.

The Windows World
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Users interact with the computer by manipulating
    graphic icons.
  • Multitasking
  • Run multiple applications at the same time.
  • Linking features
  • Transfer data among programs and update data

Windows XP An Easy Transition
  • Easier, faster, and more powerful ways to work
    with applications
  • Greater reliability
  • Enhanced versions of desktop tools
  • Upgraded support for multimedia
  • Easy, automated access to information
  • Scheduled delivery of information to the World
    Wide Web
  • Advanced capabilities for Internet Explorer

Starting Windows Log In
This figure shows a Win-dows log-in screen. Not
all installations will require you to log in.
Windows XP allows multiple user ac-counts to be
set up, and each user can set their own set-up
and desktop preferences. When they log in through
this screen, they will see the desktop they have
defined. A pass-word may also be required in some
Starting Windows The Desktop
  • This figure shows a typical Windows desktop with
  • An icon in the top left corner.
  • The Quick Launch toolbar at the lower right.
  • The taskbar across the bottom of the window.
  • The Start button at lower left.

The Windows Opening Screen
  • The desktop provides the overall work area on the
  • The taskbar displays the Start menu and allows
    you to switch among currently running programs.
  • The mouse pointer allows you to select and move
    items on your desktop.

The Start Menu
These options appear on the Start menu, shown at
the right.
  • Control Panel
  • Printers and Faxes
  • Help and Support
  • Search
  • Run
  • Log Off
  • Turn Off Computer
  • All Programs
  • My Documents
  • My Recent Documents
  • My Pictures
  • My Music
  • My Computer

Introducing the Mouse
  • The mouse is an input device that allows you to
    use and manipulate items on your desktop.
  • Your mouse area should be at least one square
    foot on your computer desk.
  • The mouse pointer can take various shapes,
    depending on the task in which Windows is engaged.

Mouse Pointer Shapes
  • When working with text, the mouse pointer will
    look like an I-beam.
  • When Windows is performing some function and does
    not want to accept new input or commands, the
    pointer will appear as an hourglass.
  • If an arrow is attached to the hourglass, you can
    still select and move objects while Windows
    processes the function it is working on.
  • If the pointer turns into a circle with an arrow
    through it, you have attempted an action that is
    not allowed.

Mouse Buttons
  • Mouse buttons allow you to move windows, select
    options, and run various programs
  • Primary button
  • This button is used most often for clicking
    objects, selecting objects, and dragging objects.
  • Shortcut menu button
  • This is usually the right mouse button, but
    settings can be changed for left-handed people to
    make it the left button.
  • Right-clicking
  • Clicking the shortcut menu button to bring up a
    small menu of choices is referred to as
    right-clicking, no matter which mouse button is
    set up for this task.

Operating the Mouse
The column on the left in the table below shows
operations you can perform with the mouse, and
the column on the right shows what happens with
each of those operations.
Shutting Down Windows
  • Shut down Windows using the Start button. You
    will be given two shut-down choices
  • Log Off
  • This keeps the computer running, but logs you off
    so someone else can log on.
  • You may be asked if you want to Switch Users or
    Log Off.
  • Turn Off Computer (Shut Down)
  • You will be given three options
  • Stand By, Turn Off, or Restart.

Shutting Down Windows
  • The figure on top shows the Log Off option
    screen. The Switch User option keeps your open
    applications running, but allows a new user to
    log on.
  • The figure on the bottom shows the Turn Off
  • Stand By saves energy, but keeps open programs
  • Turn Off shuts down Windows and perhaps also your
  • Restart quits Windows and restarts your computer.

  • Windows XP Professional allows multitasking and
    linking of data.
  • The opening screen on the standard desktop
    contains the Recycle Bin icon and others added by
  • Most Windows activity takes place on the desktop.
  • Windows opening screen contains the desktop, the
    taskbar, the Quick Launch toolbar, the Start
    Button, the mouse pointer, and one or more
    desktop icons.

Summary (continued)
  • The taskbar opens programs and documents and
    switches back and forth between running programs.
  • The Start menu options let you launch programs,
    open recently used files, change your systems
    settings, find files or folders, access Help
    topics, and close and shut down Windows.
  • The mouse controls an on-screen pointer. The
    shape of the pointer will change depending on
    what you are doing.

Summary (continued)
  • Selections are made by clicking, right-clicking,
    and double-clicking mouse buttons.
  • The mouse lets you move objects.
  • To shut down Windows, either select the Log Off
    or Turn Off Computer option from the Start menu.
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