If you are new to Windows XP, or if
you have recently upgraded to Windows XP from a previous version of
Windows, take this course after Windows 101. It is a great class for students who
have little or no experience with Windows or are new to Windows XP.
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
We'll spend some time going over shortcuts,
and how to create icons on your desktop to make finding
applications easier. We'll talk about the Recycle Bin and it's
function. We'll teach you how to display the System Clock and how
to change the time and date.
Next, we'll show you how to change the Windows
Theme settings, so you can turn off that green grass and blue sky
background, and make Windows XP look and feel like earlier versions of
Windows. We'll also talk about Activating your copy of Windows.
Finally, we'll show you how to properly shut down your computer,
and log out of Windows.