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Published on January 20, 2009

Author: abdul3stripes


Windows XP Intro : Windows XP Intro What’s familiar What’s new The Taskbar The Start Menu The New Look : The New Look Windows has had a makeover for XP Updated graphics Clearer Text especially on Flat panel LCD screens (like those on your new systems) Task-oriented interface: Copy, move or delete files and folders conveniently A preview… Slide 3: Windows 98 Desktop Slide 4: Windows XP Desktop Slide 5: Managing Files in Windows 98 Slide 6: Managing Files in Windows XP Improved User Interface : Improved User Interface New ways to look at your files and folders More convenient ways of viewing graphics, multimedia Easier to organize your display My Documents and My Computer now Task-oriented A left pane presents tasks varying according to what you select on the right Easier file and folder management Familiar Features : Familiar Features For the user, Windows XP is not a radical break with Windows’ past You can still do almost everything as you used to New possibilities save time Many improvements “under the hood” More stable programming core Based on Windows NT/ Windows 2000 architecture Shutting Down : Shutting Down Use the Start button at the lower left of the screen as usual Now the Shut Down button is immediately above for you to click. Shut Down Choices : Shut Down Choices New Shut Down Choices : New Shut Down Choices Log off Security precaution: Brings up Login screen Breaks your connection to the network Network files (H: drive) Printers “Visitors” can’t get into your computer Use when you go away from your computer briefly Use of you share a computer with others New Shut Down Choices : New Shut Down Choices Hibernate Preserves everything you were doing when you hibernated Turns computer off after Restores everything when you restart Speeds up restart Pressing power button activates Hibernate! (Don’t try this at home) The Taskbar: Familiar features : The Taskbar: Familiar features Many of the Taskbar’s features are the same as they were in Windows 95/98 The Start Button and Clock still appear A running program’s icon appears on the taskbar. When you minimize a program, its icon remains on the Taskbar to remind you that it’s running. To restore a program to its last size when it is minimized, click its Taskbar icon. The Taskbar : The Taskbar View Clock / Calendar as usual Quick Launch toolbar helps keep a clean desktop To activate Quick Launch: Right-click an empty area of the Taskbar Click Toolbars > Quick Launch To populate: Right-drag Start menu icons to toolbar and choose Copy Quick Launch ToolbarClick icons to start programs Double-click to view/change clock and calendar The Taskbar: Improvements : The Taskbar: Improvements Open 1 – 3 documents in an Office program like Word One icon appears for each document Open (roughly) 4+ documents: Their 4 icons collapse into one To switch documents Click to open the icon Select the doc you want The Start menu : The Start menu The Start menu serves the same functions as it did in Windows 95/98, and more… Click the Start button as usual to open the Start menu From the Start Menu, click All Programs get to any program on your system. Start Menu: Familiar features : Open several layers of cascading menus this way. Tip: Move the cursor through shaded areas to open cascading menus. It takes some hand-eye coordination! Start Menu: Familiar features Click any entry with a right-pointing arrow to open another menu Start Menu: New configuration : Start Menu: New configuration Programs on the left Important computer locations and resources on the right Start Menu: Right Column : Start Menu: Right Column Quickly open the My Computer or My Documents windows Get back to one of the documents you’ve edited most recently. Change many aspects of your computer, from the look of your opening screen to the computer’s date and time zone in Control Panel Start Menu: Right Column (2) : Start Menu: Right Column (2) Set which printer you’d prefer to print to regularly and control other print options from the Printers area Look up any Windows feature in Help and Support Click Search to find a document by name or by any phrase it contains Start Menu: Left Column : Start Menu: Left Column Pinned programs area These programs always appear at the top of the Start menu. Recent program list Displays program icons only after you use them. Changes dynamically as you use different programs. Start Menu: Pinning programs : Start Menu: Pinning programs To add a program to the top of the Start Menu: Click the All Programs button Find the program’s entry Right-click the entryA shortcut menu pops up Click Pin to Start menu Start Menu: Unpinning programs : Start Menu: Unpinning programs To remove a program from the top of the Start Menu: Right-click the entryA shortcut menu pops up Click Remove from this list Desktop icons : Desktop icons Part of the clean new look for Windows XP is a desktop with very few icons You can do with fewer icons because of Windows XP’s features: Pinned program icons on the Start Menu Quick Launch toolbar always accessible Creating Desktop icons : You can still add a desktop icon for any program: Click the Start button, then All Programs Locate the entry for the program you want to place on your desktop Right-click the entry(Click with the rightmouse button) A Menu pops up Creating Desktop icons Desktop icons 2 : Desktop icons 2 On the popup menu, click Send To > Desktop (create shortcut) A Desktop icon for the program appears Double-click the icon to start the program. The program’s entry also remains in the Start Menu structure. Window XP New features: Summary : Window XP New features: Summary Familiar but improved interface More stable program core New Graphics Clean Desktop Task-Oriented interface in My Documents and My Computer New Shut Down Options Stacked Taskbar icons Two-Column Start Menu Easy creation of Desktop Icons Further Information : Further Information Where to look for more on Windows XP: PowerPoint module and document on Managing files on Desktop Upgrade Web site VTC Multimedia Training modules on many aspects of XP Windows Help and Support on your Start menu

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