Wednesday, February 16, 2011


*What Do You Need Help with? Handouts

Each time we get together we will first turn on the computer and open your browser window. Always keep the browser window open while we work.

Resize corner
Move Window – Place mouse on Title Bar, hold left button and move.
Start Menu – go over icons briefly
Find/Search – for files/photos you’ve downloaded.


In Microsoft Windows, the default location for the taskbar is at the bottom of the screen, and
from left to right it contains by default the Start menu button, Quick Launch bar, taskbar buttons and notification area. Microsoft incorporated a taskbar in Windows 95 and it has been a defining aspect of Microsoft Windows's graphical user interface ever since.

To Enable the Taskbar

Right-click on the "Start" button and then click on "Properties". When the "Taskbar and Start Menu Properties" window appears, click the "Taskbar" tab and then put a tick in the check box labelled "Show Quick Launch". Click "OK" to exit the properties window.


Right click in the taskbar and click SHOW THE DESKTOP. The desktop is right behind the first window you’ve opened.


The icons on the Desktop are usually shortcuts

Desktop: Right-click
New folder on desktop
Delete Desktop icon

Changing the Desktop Changing the Wallpaper
Open Control Panel – click Display – click Desktop – Browse – pick a photo from wherever you save photo: My Pictures or Photos Folder on Desktop.
Changing fonts and colors

Save to Desktop:
you can download anything and save it to your desktop for later retrieval.
Tools – Options – Main – Save files/photos to Desktop (Browse) Firefox

Saving an Image
(1) Find an image somewhere on the Internet. We will need one so you can practice saving an image. Have you found one yet? Good, now let’s go to step two. (2) Right-click the image. A menu will pop up. (3) Click on SAVE IMAGE AS (4) Give a name to the image or keep name. (5) Save in DESKTOP or My Documents/My Pictures

TIP: In order to search a web page just hit Control-F. At the bottom of the page will appear a search (Find) toolbar. You can type in the word(s) you are looking for.


How to shut down if you freeze -- Control-Alt-Delete 2x (Windows 98)
Windows XP –
Wait a bit – Control-Alt-Delete – Task Manager—Shut Down

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