How To Open an Application or Program Window in a Windows Environment – Basic Guide To Windows

There are several different ways you can open Windows. This page will describe how to complete that task. Opening A Window Using A Shortcut To open a window using an existing shortcut follow the steps outlined below: For this tutorial you will learn how to launch Windows Explorer by double clicking a shortcut located on the desktop. Find the Windows …

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Basic Window, Buttons, and Dialog Box Commands in a Windows Operating System Environment – Basic Guide To Windows

In Windows, there are some basics commands and buttons that you should get familiar with in order to master a Windows operating system and how to move around Windows. Minimize Button The first command to be explained is the minimize button. Click to minimize the window to a task-bar button. To restore the minimized window to its previous size, click …

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How To Log On and Off A Windows Operating System – Basic Guide To Windows

In this blog I teach you concepts associated with logging in and out of a Windows operating system, so that you can understand the basics of what happens when you sit down at your computer and start to use it. The term logging on and off Windows simply refers to the process of sitting down at your computer and having …

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Basic Guide to Windows – Anatomy of a Window / Dissection of Window Components

Windows is a graphically driven operating system (opposed to a command line driven operating system) in which multiple windows may be open simultaneously. In this post, I explain the anatomy of a window with emphasis on the specific parts that construct an application window. Active Versus Inactive Windows Commands, or actions, are applied to the active window. Below are examples …

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Overview of Basic Windows Components On The Windows Desktop

Although using a Windows desktop is not an overly complicated procedure, it is helpful that you understand what components make up the screen that you see each and every time your computer is powered on. The Windows XP desktop provides a number of components that can be fully customized based on your needs and how you use the computer. The …

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Key Terms and Definitions Associated with Windows

If you are looking to understand how a Windows operating system works, you might want to get familiar with the key terms and definitions associated with how it works first. This blog introduces you to those key terms. The table below lists some key terms and definitions that will help you understand some of the concepts discussed in this article. …

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Windows Timeline of Introduction

In order to understand how Windows works and how a Windows operating system it is first necessary to understand some developmental changes into the various Windows operating systems released by Microsoft. This blog provides a complete time-line to explain when the various Windows operating systems were first released and what changes were made to the operating systems during introduction. Although this article focuses …

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Why Use Windows? Introduction to the Main Functions of an Operating System

In this blog I highlight the main purposes of a Windows operating system and why you would want to know these details. Windows is a GOOEY (Graphical User Interface) based operating system, and is one of the most popular operating systems ever invented. As such, Windows provides the most effective and productive way to access, work, and play with your computer. Although there …

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Introduction To The Windows Operating System

This blog is meant to serve as a basic introduction into the Windows family of operating systems. It provides an understanding of what Windows is, what aspects of the computer it controls, as well as how an end user can manage data, create and delete files and folders inside of the computer, and manage hardware devices. You will learn the …

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