Windows XP Intro

What¶s familiar What¶s new The Taskbar The Start Menu

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«

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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 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center 7 .Improved User Interface  New ways to look at your files and folders  More convenient ways of viewing graphics.

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 ³under the hood´  More stable programming core  Based on Windows NT/ Windows 2000 architecture 8 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center .

City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center 9 3/7/2011 .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 10 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center .

New Shut Down Choices  Log off  Security precaution: Brings up Login screen  Breaks your connection to the network ‡ Network files (H: drive) ‡ Printers  ³Visitors´ can¶t get into your computer ‡ Use when you go away from your computer briefly ‡ Use of you share a computer with others 11 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center .

New Shut Down Choices  Hibernate  Preserves everything you were doing when you     12 hibernated Turns computer off after Restores everything when you restart Speeds up restart Pressing power button activates Hibernate! (Don¶t try this at home) 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center .

its icon remains on the Taskbar to remind you that it¶s running. 13 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center .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. click its Taskbar icon.  To restore a program to its last size when it is minimized.

The Taskbar Quick Launch Toolbar Click icons to start programs Double-click to view/change clock and calendar  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 14 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center .

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 15 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center .

16 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center .The Start menu  The Start menu serves the same functions as it did in Windows 95/98. click All Programs get to any program on your system. and more«  Click the Start button as usual to open the Start menu  From the Start Menu.

It takes some hand-eye coordination! 17 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center .  Tip: Move the cursor through shaded areas to open cascading menus.Start Menu: Familiar features Click any entry with a right-pointing arrow to open another menu  Open several layers of cascading menus this way.

Start Menu: New configuration  Programs on the left  Important computer locations and resources on the right 18 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center .

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. from the look of your opening screen to the computer¶s date and time zone in Control Panel City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center 19 3/7/2011 .  Change many aspects of your computer.

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 20 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center .

 Changes dynamically as you use different programs. 21 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center .  Recent program list  Displays program icons only after you use them.Start Menu: Left Column  Pinned programs area  These programs always appear at the top of the Start menu.

4. 2. top of the Start Menu: Click the All Programs button Find the program¶s entry Right-click the entry A shortcut menu pops up Click Pin to Start menu 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center 22 .Start Menu: Pinning programs  To add a program to the 1. 3.

Start Menu: Unpinning programs  To remove a program from the top of the Start Menu: 1. Right-click the entry A shortcut menu pops up 2. Click Remove from this list 23 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center .

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 24 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center .

Creating Desktop icons You can still add a desktop icon for any program: 1. Click the Start button. Locate the entry for the program you want to place on your desktop 3. Right-click the entry (Click with the right mouse button)  A Menu pops up 25 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center . then All Programs 2.

  A Desktop icon for the program appears Double-click the icon to start the program. On the popup menu.Desktop icons 2 4. 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center 26 . click Send To > Desktop (create shortcut) 5. The program¶s entry also remains in the Start Menu structure.

Window XP New features: Summary  Familiar but improved  Task-Oriented interface interface  More stable program core  New Graphics  Clean Desktop     in My Documents and My Computer New Shut Down Options Stacked Taskbar icons Two-Column Start Menu Easy creation of Desktop Icons City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center 27 3/7/2011 .

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 28 3/7/2011 City College of San Francisco: Technology Learning Center .

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