If you are using any version of
Windows prior to Windows XP this is the next course to take
following Windows 101. It is a good "next step" class for students who
have little or no computer experience.
First, we teach you how to get your system up and running, and how to
log on to Windows. Then we learn about the Windows Desktop
and all of the different icons on the desktop. We teach you how to properly start a program
using both the keyboard and the mouse. Navigating the Windows Start Menu
can be very challenging for new computer users, so we take plenty of
time to teach you how to do it properly.
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Next, we have some fun playing Solitaire. We teach
you how to play the game properly, and how to use Solitaire to
practice your mouse skills. We use Solitaire to teach you how to
click, double-click, and click-n-drag. We learn about the parts of a window, and how to
move, resize, close, maximize, minimize, and
restore windows. We teach
you how to use the window control menu.
We teach you about the different types of window
menus, and their components, such as text boxes, command buttons, option
groups, check boxes, and so on. We'll look at how Help Systems work in Windows
applications. Then, we'll take you into WordPad, a basic word
processor that comes with Windows. We'll spend some time creating in a
We'll teach you how to edit text, make changes to
your letter, save your letter to disk, print your letter, and more.
Finally, we'll show you how to properly shut down your computer, and log
out of Windows.