MRH TUTORIAL FOR BEGINNERS AND OR THE OLDER ADULTS: CUSTOMIZING YOUR COMPUTER'S DESKTOP
October 8, 2013
[MAE RITA HUS TUTORIALS]
Windows 8.1 Operating System
You need to customize your desktop, for easy access on any program or application that you might want to use in the future.
- Examine your desktop, notice that it has shortcuts not just for your operating system- objects, but also for programs, tools, drives and also documents. If you have your own computer, you can create your own personal desktop that will suit your needs.
- Vocabulary: OS =Operating System
I right- clicked but on a blank area on the desktop, and on the shortcut menu, I checked, align the shortcut icons to grid, and clicked on medium icons. I un-checked auto arrange icons though, so I would be able to place them (the shortcut icons) anywhere on my computer's desktop.
- Note that every object on the desktop is matched by an object on the desktop toolbar. Your menu might show different objects. It depends on what programs, documents. files,- shortcuts icons you have on your computer’s desktop.
On the right side, the desktop toolbar appears as a button with a desktop label and (“a double arrows”), you can click to see all the icons on the desktop toolbar, FYI!,for you to see all these icons, point to the (>>), “double arrows” on the desktop toolbar.
The task-bar features includes, displaying tool-bars. Firstly, you can display the quick launch toolbar, which contains icons for starting, i. e. Internet, and or Microsoft Word for your documents drafts. When you are editing a document for example and it covers your desktop, you can access an Internet Browser like I have on my quick launch toolbar, (the Google Chrome).
To add the quick launch toolbar to the task-bar, make sure the task-bar is not locked, by simply right -clicking any blank area on the task-bar and then, it is necessary to unchecked the lock the task-bar on the shortcut menu, to be able to widen, the quick launch toolbar and or the desktop toolbar, (divider appears something like brown-embedded straight dots),so you can see all the icons in it . Just use the drag and drop -technique to customize a quick launch toolbar and or the desktop toolbar.
Dragging an icon from the desktop(example: Google Chrome Internet Browser), onto one of the task-bar tool-bars, either on the quick launch toolbar, and or the desktop toolbar. You can absolutely create an additional buttons for quick one-click access to your favorite files and programs.