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Introduction to menus, buttons, bars and boxes in windows (Windows 7)

Dear friend,Happy to see you here. Come, let us learn about menus, buttons, bars and boxes in windows and the things relating to them. In this post, we learn about Using menus, Using scroll bars, Using command buttons, Using option buttons, Using check boxes, Using sliders, Using text boxes, Using drop-down lists, Using list boxes and Using tabs.Menus, buttons, scroll bars, and check boxes are examples of controls that you operate with your mouse or keyboard. These controls allow you to select commands, change settings, or work with windows. This section describes how to recognize and use controls that you'll encounter frequently while using Windows.Using menusMost programs contain dozens or even hundreds of commands (actions) that you use to work the program. Many of these commands are organized under menus. Like a restaurant menu, a program menu shows you a list of choices. To keep the screen uncluttered, menus are hidden until you click their titles in the menu bar, located jus…

Introduction to Desktop Gadgets, add, remove and organize gadgets.

Dear friend, Happy to see you here. Come, let us learn about Desktop gadgets and the things relating  to gadgets. In this post, we learn about Why use desktop gadgets?, Getting started with gadgets , Which gadgets do I have? , Adding and removing gadgets and Organizing gadgets. Windows contains mini-programs called gadgets, which offer information at a glance and provide easy access to frequently used tools. For example, you can use gadgets to display a picture slide show, view continuously updated headlines, or look up contacts. Why use desktop gadgets?Desktop gadgets can keep information and tools readily available for you to use. For example, you can display news headlines right next to your open programs. This way, if you want to keep track of what's happening in the news while you work, you don't have to stop what you're doing to switch to a news website. You can use the Feed Headlines gadget to show the latest news headlines from sources you choose. You don't …

Introduction to Taskbar, customize Taskbar, minimize and maximize windows

Dear friend,Happy to see you here. Come, let us learn about Taskbar and the things relating to Taskbar. In this post, we learn about Keep track of your windows, Minimize and restore windows, See previews of your open windows, The notification area and Customize the taskbar.The taskbar is the long horizontal bar at the bottom of your screen. Unlike the desktop, which can get obscured by open windows, the taskbar is almost always visible. It has three main sections: The Start button , which opens the Start menu. See The Start menu (overview).The middle section, which shows you which programs and files you have open and allows you to quickly switch between them.The notification area, which includes a clock and icons (small pictures) that communicate the status of certain programs and computer settings.You're likely to use the middle section of the taskbar the most, so let's look at it first. Keep track of your windowsIf you open more than one program or file at a time, you can …

Introduction to Start Menu, Search box, right pane, customizing start menu and opening start menu

Dear Friend,Happy to see you here. Come, let us learn about Start menu and the things relating to start menu. In this post, we learn about the Start menu, Opening programs from the Start menu, The search box, What's in the right pane? and Customize the Start menu.The Start menu is the main gateway to your computer's programs, folders, and settings. It's called a menu because it provides a list of choices, just as a restaurant menu does. And as "start" implies, it's often the place that you'll go to start or open things. Start menu Use the Start menu to do these common activities: Start programsOpen commonly used foldersSearch for files, folders, and programsAdjust computer settingsGet help with the Windows operating systemTurn off the computerLog off from Windows or switch to a different user account Getting started with the Start menuTo open the Start menu, click the Start button in the lower-left corner of your screen. Or, press the Windows logo key…

Introduction to Desktop, Creating, moving Desktop Icons

Dear Friend, Happy to see you here. Come, let us learn about desktop and about creating, selecting and moving desktop icons.  The desktop is the main screen area that you see after you turn on your computer and log on to Windows. Like the top of an actual desk, it serves as a surface for your work. When you open programs or folders, they appear on the desktop. You can also put things on the desktop, such as files and folders, and arrange them however you want. The desktop is sometimes defined more broadly to include the taskbar. The taskbar sits at the bottom of your screen. It shows you which programs are running and allows you to switch between them. It also contains the Start button , which you can use to access programs, folders, and computer settings. Working with desktop icons Icons are small pictures that represent files, folders, programs, and other items. When you first start Windows, you'll see at least one icon on your desktop: The Recycle Bin (more on that later). …

Learn to shutdown your Computer properly and safely

Dear Friend, Happy to see you here. Come, let us learn about shutting down the Computer. In this post, Use the Shut down button on the Start menu, Using sleep, When to shut down and Laptop users: Close the lid. When you're finished using your computer, it's important to turn it off properly—not only to save energy, but also to help keep your computer more secure and to ensure that your data is saved. There are three ways to turn off your computer: pressing your computer's power button, using the Shut down button on the Start menu, and, if you have a laptop, closing the lid. Use the Shut down button on the Start menuTo turn off your computer using the Start menu, click the Start button , and then, in the lower-right corner of the Start menu, click Shut down. When you click Shut down, your computer closes all open programs, along with Windows itself, and then completely turns off your computer and display. Shutting down doesn't save your work, so you must save your f…

Parts of Keyboard, Keyboard Shortcuts, Navigation, Numeric and Odd Keys, Keyboard Tips

learn about Keyboard. In this post, we learn about How the keys are organized, Typing text, Using keyboard shortcuts, Using navigation keys, Using the numeric keypad, Three odd keys, Other keys and Tips for using your keyboard safely.

Whether you're writing a letter or calculating numerical data, your keyboard is the main way to enter information into your computer. But did you know you can also use your keyboard to control your computer? Learning just a few simple keyboard commands (instructions to your computer) can help you work more efficiently. This article covers the basics of keyboard operation and gets you started with keyboard commands.
How the keys are organizedThe keys on your keyboard can be divided into several groups based on function: Typing (alphanumeric) keys. These keys include the same letter, number, punctuation, and symbol keys found on a traditional typewriter.
Control keys. These keys are used alone or in combination with other keys to perform certain act…