Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Using Windows and Dialog Boxes
Figure 12
Program button shortcut menu
shortcut menu opens
when you right-click
a program button
click to close t he
selected program
2. Click Close window on the shortcut menu. The Paint program closes and its
program button no longer appears on the taskbar.
Trouble? If a message appears asking if you want to save changes, click the
Don’t Save button.
3. Right-click the WordPad program button on the taskbar, and then click
Close window on the shortcut menu. The WordPad program closes, and its
program button no longer appears on the taskbar.
Problem Solving: Working Efficiently on the Desktop
When you work with Windows and its programs, especially on a complicated project, you
often start and run more than one program and open many windows. This can lead to
two common problems that affect your productivity: having too many windows open can
make it difficult to find the information you need, and running too many programs can
slow the performance of your computer.
Deciding how many windows to open and how to arrange them on the desktop
depends on your personal preference. Some people like to maximize all their open
windows and use the taskbar to switch from one window to another. Other people like to
size and arrange each window so it is visible on the desktop, even if that means having
some small and overlapping windows. Keep in mind that a clean and organized desktop
increases your productivity. Find an arrangement that works for you without cluttering
your desktop.
If you find that your computer responds to your keystrokes and mouse actions more
slowly than usual, you might have too many programs running at the same time. Closing
the programs you are not using frees up system resources, which makes your computer
faster and more responsive and can solve performance problems.
Using Windows and Dialog Boxes
When you run a program in Windows 7, the program appears in a window , a
rectangular area of the screen that contains a program, text, or other data. A window also
contains controls , which are graphical or textual objects you use to manipulate the window
or use the program. Figure 13 describes the controls you see in most windows.
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