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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

HOW TO OPERATE A COMPUTER DEVICE

OPERATING A COMPUTER

If it’s your first time ever to walk into a net cafe or into the public computer laboratory, what are you going to do? Of course, you aren't going to stare dramatically at the computer screen, are you?

June 25, 2013
[MY COMPUTER TUTORIALS]


P.S. Computer Operating system [example: Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7].

Steps to start or power up a Computer:

v  Turn on the computer, actually, some public computer lab.  is already turned on, all you need to do is just log in inside the pop-up dialogue box, and follow prompts. Otherwise; Go Press the Power on button. > It’s very obvious that it’s a start button; it is a round button usually at the edge bottom- left side, beside the screen. If it’s your own computer, or a laptop I assume, you probably know where the power on -button is located, right?

v  When the Windows 7 or Vista starts, [whatever Windows OS you may have], the area that appears on your screen is called the desktop.

v  Hold the Mouse properly: Place your forefinger over the left mouse button and place your thumb on the left side of the mouse. Your ring and small fingers should be on the right of the mouse. Use your arm, not your wrist to move the mouse.

*Starting the Windows OS 7
(You might be seeing a different Windows 7 OS Desktop Screen/Start Menu with different programs,due to what applications you have . Use the mouse/touchpad pointing device to open the Start Menu).



Windows 7 OS Ultimate - Desktop Screen


Windows OS 7 Ultimate- Start Menu Details 



Pointer -Shape of an Arrow


v  To put in action this pointing device;  you must move the mouse pointer over objects on the desktop. This pointer is normally the shape of an arrow. As you maneuver   the mouse on the mouse pad, also the pointer on the screen moves in a corresponding direction. The pointer changes its shape accordingly; on what kind of task you are performing.  This is a normal operation though. You can start all the windows operations by positioning this pointer over a specific part of the screen.

v  The mouse/touchpad lets you click on an object or a word and highlight it. This operation is called Selecting. Then you can replace the wrong word with the right one. Just type over on the wrong word.

(P.S. Clicking the mouse: when you click the mouse’s left button, [single click] while you’re positioning the mouse pointer on a certain object [example: link to a certain website-single click to open the link. The most convenient way to interact with objects and perform most of the tasks, is by using the mouse [through Pointing]


Selecting Technique


v  While Double clicking is another mouse/touchpad manipulation technique; for performing a task, it is use to open up a Program icon on the desktop- to start running the application and or; double click on a folder icon to see its contents. Double clicking is the fastest way to open up a folder, a file, or a program icon that is on your desktop.


Win7 Insertion [Point Inserting Method]



Insertion Method is use to insert/add or correct a word/symbol/image to a sentence.


Notes to remember:

  • Log off- you are exiting the Windows OS 7, but keeping the computer on, to allow other users to log on, without restarting the computer. ; This preference applies in public computer laboratories, libraries and other public premises.
  • Hibernate- the computer will go on sleep, [actually if the computer was programmed to sleep [by someone for a while, until; that person wants to use it later on, just by simply logging on with the right password on it].  I usually do this method, if I wanted my son to play online with a specific time- frame so he can’t spend all his time playing games on the computer. [So if I programmed for 4 hours the windows; exactly after 4 hours, the computer will automatically hibernate, although he isn't finish with his game yet. The computer is on but the screen is locked]. This technique is good especially for children: who wants to spend all their time playing games online.
  • Stand by- the computer is on idle but it’s completely on, it’s just on power -savings mode, all you do is just press the Enter key on the keyboard, to open up the desktop.
  • Restart- you must restart the windows [example: after changing the settings of the operating system or updating the windows, and or after downloading a file or a new application, you must restart the computer for the new settings to apply.
  • You should always shut down your computer, before turning it off, or pressing the power on/off button. [Applies to desktop computers].

    Operating A Computer, Mouse

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