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Title: CMPF124: Basics Skills for Knowledge Workers


1
CMPF124 Basics Skills for Knowledge Workers
  • Manipulating Windows GUI

2
Windows Desktop
There are several icons on a standard Windows
desktop. The standard icons for the desktop are
My Computer, My Documents, Recycle Bin, Network
Neighborhood /My Network Places and Internet
Explorer. The user can rename some of these icons.
Step1. Right-click on the icon. Step2. Choose
rename. Step3. Type a new name. Step4. Press
enter.
3
Windows Desktop
OR
Step1. Click on the icon. Step2. Click on the
icon name and wait the cursor to
appear. Step3. Rename the icon. Step4. Click
anywhere outside the icon.
4
My Computer
Clicking the My Computer icon opens a window onto
the local computer. This is, the overview of
everything that has been seen in the Windows
Explorer. Click on any icon to view its contents.
The Back and Forward button can also be clicked.
It will go to the previous and to the next page.
5
My Documents
Clicking the My Documents icon open the My
Documents folder, which contains a My Pictures,
My Videos and My Music by default and any other
files of folders that has been created and stored
in the My Document folder.
6
Recycle Bin
It is where files and folders go when files are
deleted from the hard drive. They are not really
removed until the Recycle Bin is emptied, so up
until that point, the deleted file can be
retrieved.
7
My Network Places
It will open a view of the users local area
network.
8
Taskbar
The task bar is the place for the Start button,
clock and volume. The task bar is the place where
the running programs entire shortcut shown to
the user.
To view the properties of the task bar, click
Start -gt Settings -gt Taskbar and Start Menu
Properties.
9
Taskbar
10
Taskbar
There are several boxes in the Taskbar Options
tab. To make the taskbar always on top of every
window, just click the Keep the taskbar on top of
other window. Auto hide check box will hide the
taskbar, and it will only appear when the mouse
is moved around the taskbar area. By uncheck
the Show clock box, the clock will be hidden. The
Taskbar can be moved to either end of the screen.
It can be done by clicking on the task bar, drag
it to the other end, and drop it.
11
Taskbar
In the Start Menu tab, the user can choose the
style or appearance of the Start Menu. There are
2 types of style provided that are Start Menu
(easy access to internet, e-mail and favorite
programs) and Classic Start Menu (default version)
12
Creating a Folder
A folder can be created either from the Desktop
or from the Explorer. To create a folder from the
Desktop, follow these steps Step1. Right-click
an empty space on the Desktop, and choose New
-gt Folder from the shortcut menu. Step2. Type
a name for the folder, and then clicks outside
it.
13
Creating a Folder
To create a folder inside another folder in
Explorer, follow these steps Step1. Select the
folder. Step2. Choose File -gt New -gt
Folder. Step3. Type a name for the folder, and
click outside it.
14
Creating a File
There are 3 ways to create file that are from the
Desktop, From the Explorer and within an
application. To create a file from the Desktop,
follow these steps Step1. Right-click an empty
space on the Desktop, and choose
New. Step2. From the submenu, select the type
of file you want to create. Step3. Type a name
for the file, and then clicks outside on the
Desktop. This file is stored in the Desktop
folder.
15
Creating a File
To create a file from within Explorer, follow
these steps Step1. Open the folder that will
contain the new file (whether it is on the
local drive or the network). Step2. Right-click
in a blank space in the right pane of
Explorer. Step3. Choose New, then, from the
submenu, select a file type. Step4. Type a
name for the file, and then click outside it in
a blank space.
16
Creating a File
To create file from within an application, for
example using WordPad, follow these
steps Step1. Choose Start -gt Programs -gt
Accessories -gt WordPad to open
WordPad. Step2. Choose File -gt Save As to open
the Save As dialog box. Step3. Select a
folder in which you want to save the
document. Step4. Enter a name in the File Name
box. Step5. Click Save.
17
Move Copy Files / Folders
There are 4 ways that files or folders can be
moved or copied. First By dragging and
dropping with the right mouse button, follow
these steps Step1. Locate the file or folder
in Explorer. Step2. Right-click it, and then
drag it to its destination. Step3. Release
the mouse button, and then choose Copy Here or
Move Here.
18
Move Copy Files / Folders
There are 4 ways that files or folders can be
moved or copied. Second By dragging and
dropping with the left-mouse button, follow
these steps Step1. Locate the file or folder
in Explorer. Step2. Left-click it, and then drag
it to its destination. Step3. Release the
mouse button.
19
Move Copy Files / Folders
There are 4 ways that files or folders can be
moved or copied. Third By copying and pasting
or cutting and pasting, follow these
steps Step1. Right-click the source file, and
choose Cut or Copy from the shortcut
menu. Step2. Right-click the destination folder,
and choose Paste from the shortcut menu.
20
Move Copy Files / Folders
There are 4 ways that files or folders can be
moved or copied. Fourth By using the Send to
command Step1. Right-click at the file or
folder, choose Send To -gt destination folder.
21
Renaming File or Folder
  • There are two ways to rename a file or folder
  • One Left-click twice (wait about a second
    between clicks) the name of the file or folder,
    and enter a new name in the highlighted box.
  • Two Right-click the name of a folder, choose
    Rename from the shortcut menu, and then type a
    new name.

22
Deleting File or Folder
There are three ways to delete a file or
folder One In Explorer, right-click the name
of the file or folder, and then choose Delete
from the shortcut menu. Two In Explorer,
left-click the name of the file or folder, and
then press Delete or click the Delete button on
the toolbar. Three If the File is visible on
the Desktop, click the name of the file or
folder, and drag it to the Recycle Bin.
23
Saving Files
Saving file is important for future reference.
To save a file in a certain location, just
follow these steps Step1 Click File -gt Save
As, or just click on the icon that shows
diskette on the toolbar. Step2 Type the file
name. Choose the location where the file is to
be saved in the Save in pull down
menu. Step3 In the Save as Type Option,
choose the type of file to be
saved. Step4 Click Save.
24
Launch a program from Start menu
Step1 Click the Start button. Step2 Choose
Programs. Step3 Scroll down the Programs until
the desired program is found. Step4 Click on
the program and the program will be launched.
25
Windows Explorer
Windows Explorer displays all the programs that
are installed in the computer. The right pane is
the Folders pane, where a user can select a
folder to display its content in the right pane.
The plus () sign can be clicked to display a
list of what it contains. A folder in the right
pane can be double-clicked to display subfolders
or files. To flip between folder view and
subfolder view or between file view and folder
view, click the Back and Forward buttons.
26
Windows Find Tool
  • There are several ways to find and search a file
    or folder.
  • Scroll the Explorer endlessly until the file is
    found.
  • Right-click a drive and choose Find from the
    shortcut menu
  • Choose Find from the Start Menu
  • This way of finding file can be used in order to
    find a file or folders when only certain
    information is known.
  • User can choose either to find a file based on
    its extension, the date the file is created or
    modified, or based on the text contained in the
    file. User can also make the search more specific
    by specifying the location of the file.

27
Customizing Start Menu
To customize the Start menu, right click on the
Start button and choose Explore. Window Explorer
will be opened. Files and folders can be
created, deleted, renamed, copied in the Window
Explorer. To change the location of certain
program into another folder, just cut the program
from the first folder and paste it in the desired
location.
28
Creating Shortcuts
1. Choose Start -gt Programs. 2. Click the name of
the application in the menu, and drag it to the
destination folder. OR 1. Choose the
destination folder for the shortcut. 2.
Right-click and choose New -gt Shortcut. 3. The
Create Shortcut box will appear. 4. Type the
location and the name of the item, or use the
browse button. 5. Select the name for the
shortcut. 6. Click Finish.
29
Changing Shortcut Icons
1. Right-click on the icon, and choose Properties
from this shortcut menu to open the Properties
dialog box for that icon. 2. Click the
Change icon button to open the Change icon dialog
box. 3. Select the icon and click OK
30
Selecting Multiple Files Folders
1. Click on one of the selected file. 2. Press
Shift button. 3. Without letting the Shift button
go, use the up, down, left and right button to
select the other files. To choose files and
folders that are not side-by-side. 1. Click on
the first file or folder. 2. Press Control
button. 3. Without letting go the control
button, Use the SPACE bar to select other files
or folders.
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