A good basic framework for learning to work with Windows XP

Exiting a Program A good basic framework for learning to work with Windows XP. You learn the basics of working with the desktop, manipulating windows (which display content), and starting and exiting programs. In summary, keep these points in mind: … read more »

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Exiting a Program in Windows

Exiting a Program Exiting a Program When you finish working in a program, close it to free system memory. (Your system memory is the working area of the computer where data and programs are stored temporarily while you are working … read more »

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Using the Toolbar in Windows

Using the Toolbar in Windows In addition to using the menus and keyboard shortcuts, you can use toolbar buttons to select commands. Most Windows programs include toolbars, which are displayed right under the menu bar. The buttons vary depending on … read more »

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Selecting Commands in Windows OS

Selecting Commands The top line of the program window is called the title bar and includes the name of the document (or a generic name if the document has not been saved) and the program name. Below the title bar, … read more »

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Working in a Program in Windows XP

Working in a Program in Windows XP When a program is started, you see the program window. A great thing about Windows XP is that all program windows share similar features. Learning to use one program helps you master key … read more »

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Starting a Program in Windows XP

Starting a Program in Windows XP Most of your time on the computer will be spent working in some type of programa word processing program to type letters, a spreadsheet program to create budgets, a database to keep track of … read more »

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Starting a Program in Windows

Starting a Program in Windows Starting a Program Most of your time on the computer will be spent working in some type of program a word processing program to type letters, a spreadsheet program to create budgets, a database to … read more »

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Changing the Size of Windows

Changing the Size of Windows In addition to opening and closing windows, you can change the size of the windows. Windows XP uses special terms to describe the various sizes of a window: maximized, minimized, and restored. The changes you … read more »

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Working with Windows

Working with Windows Windows XP displays all programs and content in a window on the desktop. When you start a program, for instance, you see the program window. When you open a folder, you see the contents in a window. … read more »

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Checking Out the Desktop

Checking Out the Desktop The desktop is what you see when you first start your computer and Windows XP. The desktop provides access to all the programs and files on your computer. Here’s a quick overview of what you see: … read more »

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