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shortcuts
quick ways to start a program or open a file, folder, or other object without having to go to its permanent location
Notepad
allows you to edit simple text documents - only used for text documents with no formatting - can be set up to include a time and date stamp
shortcut icon
only points to the actual document in the appropriate program
(Methods for Creating Shortcuts)
Drag
(Methods for Creating Shortcuts)
to create a shortcut on the dsktop, use My Computer or Windows Explorer to locate the file icon, and then drag the icon to the desktop
(Methods for Creating Shortcuts)
Right-drag
(Methods for Creating Shortcuts)
use My Computer or Windows Explorer to locate and select the file icon, hold down the right mouse button, and drag to a new location - release the mouse button and click 'Create Shortcuts Here'
(Methods for Creating Shortcuts)
Right-click, Create Shortcut
(Methods for Creating Shortcuts)
Use My Computer or Windows Explorer to locate the file icon, right-click the icon, click 'Create Shortcut' on the shortcut menu, and then drag the shortcut icon to a new location
(Methods for Creating Shortcuts)
Right-Click, Send To
(Methods for Creating Shortcuts)
to create a shortcut on the desktop, use My Computer or Windows Explorer to locate the file icon, right click the icon, point to Send To, and then click Desktop (create shortcut)
(Methods for Creating Shortcuts)
Copy and paste shortcut
(Methods for Creating Shortcuts)
use My Computer or Windows Explorer to locate and select the icon. Click Edit on the menu bar, and then click Copy. Move to the new location. Click Edit on the menu bar, and then click Paste
(Methods for Creating Shortcuts)
Create Shortcut command
(Methods for Creating Shortcuts)
use My Computer or Windows Explorer to locate the file icon, click file on the menu bar, click create shortcut, and then drag the shortcut icon to a new location
control panel
window that contains specialized tools you use to change the way Windows looks and behaves
properties
characteristics of an object
(Control Panel Categories)
Appearance and Themes
(Control Panel Categories)
change the appearance of the desktop items, apply a theme or screen saver, or customize the Start menu and taskbar
(Control Panel Categories)
Network and internet Connections
(Control Panel Categories)
connect to the Internet, create a home or small office network, configure network settings to work from home, or change the modem, phone, and Internet settings
(Control Panel Categories)
Add or Remove Programs
(Control Panel Categories)
install and uninstall programs and Windows components
(Control Panel Categories)
Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices
(Control Panel Categories)change the sound scheme or individual sounds on your computer and configure the settings for your sound devices
(Control Panel Categories)
Performance and Maintenance
(Control Panel Categories)
schedule maintenance checks, increase the space on your hard disk, or configure energy-saving settings
(Control Panel Categories)
Printers and Other Hardware
(Control Panel Categories)
change the settings for your printer, keyboard, mouse, camera, and other hardware
(Control Panel Categories)
User Accounts
(Control Panel Categories)
change user account settings, passwords, and associtaed pictures
(Control Panel Categories)
Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options
(Control Panel Categories)
change the date, time, and time zone, the language you use on your computer, and the format for numbers, currencies, dates, and times
(Control Panel Categories)
Accessibiltiy Options
(Control Panel Categories)
change computer settings for vision, hearing, and mobility
(Appearance and Theme Options)
troubleshooters
(Appearance and Theme Options)
links you can click to solve problems with the display and sound on your computer
(Appearance and Theme Options)
Change the computer's theme
(Appearance and Theme Options)
change the set of colours, images, and other effects of your desktop, or save the current set as a new theme
(Appearance and Theme Options)
Change the desktop background
(Appearance and Theme Options)
change the colour or background pattern or image of your desktop
(Appearance and Theme Options)
Choose a screen saver
(Appearance and Theme Options)
select a moving image to display on the screen after the computer has been idle for a specified amount of time
(Appearance and Theme Options)
Change the screen resolution
(Appearance and Theme Options)
change the sharpness of the screen and the quality of the colour
(Appearance and Theme Options)
Display icon
(Appearance and Theme Options)
opens the Display Properties dialog box to change display properties for themes, the desktop background, screen saver, appearance, and other settings
(Appearance and Theme Options)
Folder Options
(Appearance and Theme Options)
open this dialog box to change the way folders look and behave
(Appearance and Theme Options)
Taskbar and Start Menu
(Appearance and Theme Options)
open this dialog box to change the way the taskbar and Start menu look and behave
(Appearance and Theme Options)
See Also
(Appearance and Theme Options)
set or change properties for fonts, mouse pointers, contrast, or user accounts
colour scheme
a set of colours you can apply to the elements shown in the preview area
video card
a piece of hardware inside your computer that controls visual information you see on the screen
pixels
number of individual dots used to measure resolution - means 'picture elements'
800 X 600 resolution
shows the least information, but uses the largest text (best for 15 inch monitors)
1024 X 768 resolution
shows more information, but uses smaller text
(best for 17 inch monitors)
1152 X 864 resolution
too small for comfortable use unless you are using a 17 inch or larger monitor
(Colour Settings)
Medium (65,000 colours)
(Colour Settings)relatively fast, requires a moderate amount of video memory, sufficient for most programs and adequate for the graphics in most games and educational programs - good setting for general computer use
(Colour Settings)
High (16 million colours)
(Colour Settings)
requires higher-quality video and additional video memory - this setting is useful for sophisticated painting, drawing, and graphics manipulation tasks
(Colour Settings)
Highest (over 4 billoion colours)
(Colour Settings)
requires the most video memory and runs most slowly - this setting is useful for professional graphics tasks, but might ont be available or might be too slow on some computers
docucentric desktop
desktops that use shortcut icons and document icons to provide immediate access to documents
(Taskbar Toolbars)
Quick Launch
(Taskbar Toolbars)
use to access icons you can click to quickly open programs, show the desktop, or perform other tasks
(Taskbar Toolbars)
Desktop
(Taskbar Toolbars)
use to access items on your desktop, such as the Recycle Bin and My Computer, from the taskbar - open this toolbar by clicking the double chevron on the right side of the taskbar
(Taskbar Toolbars)
Links
(Taskbar Toolbars)
use to access links to product informaiton on the Web and add Web links by dragging them to the toolbar
(Taskbar Toolbars)
Address bar
(Taskbar Toolbars)
use to open any Web page you specify
(Taskbar Toolbars)
New
(Taskbar Toolbars)
create a new taskbar toolbar to place a shortcut to a folder on the taskbar
(Start Menu Options)
Control Panel
(Start Menu Options)
display this item as a link or as a submenu that lists individual tools or categories in the Control Panel
(Start Menu Options)
Enable dragging and dropping
(Start Menu Options)
drag and drop to change position or add to the Start Menu
(Start Menu Options)
Favorites Menu
(Start Menu Options)
display this item to list your favorite Web sites, files, and folders
(Start Menu Options)
Help and Support
(Start Menu Options)
display this item as a link to the Help and Support Window
(Start Menu Options)
My Computer
(Start Menu Options)
display this item as a link or as a submenu that lists the contents of My Computer
(Start Menu Options)
My Documents
(Start Menu Options)
display this item as a link or as a submenu that lists the contents of my Documents
(Start Menu Options)
My Music
(Start Menu Options)
display this item as a link or as a submenu that lists the contents of My Music
(Start Menu Options)
My Network Places
(Start Menu Options)
display this item as a link or as a submenu that lists the contents of My Network Places
(Start Menu Options)
My Pictures
(Start Menu Options)
display this item as a link or as a submenu that lists the contents of My Pictures
(Start Menu Options)
Network Connections
(Start Menu Options)
display this item as a link you click or as a submenu that list the contents of Network Connections
(Start Menu Options)
Printers and Faxes
(Start Menu Options)
display individual printers and fax boards attached to your ocmputer
(Start Menu Options)
Run Command
(Start Menu Options)
display the Run command as a link you click to open the Run Dialog box
(Start Menu Options)
Scroll Programs
(Start Menu Options)
when you point to All Programs, display the programs as a list you can scroll
(Start Menu Options)
search
(Start Menu Options)
display the Search command as a link you click to open the Search window
(Start Menu Options)
System Administrative Tools
(Start Menu Options)
display this item as a link you click or as a submenu that lists the contents of the window
auto-hide
select to hide the taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box
control panel
used to modify the collection of objects and properties on your computer