Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Session 2
Shutting down the computer
Figure 31
click to
shut down
Windows XP
click to put
Windows XP
into an idle state
click to shut down
and then restart
Windows XP
Trouble? If you are supposed to log off rather than shut down, click Log Off instead and
follow your school’s logoff procedure.
3. Click the Turn Off button.
4. Wait until you see a message indicating that it is safe to turn off your computer. If your lab
procedure includes switching off your computer after shutting it down, do so now; other-
wise, leave the computer running. Some computers turn themselves off automatically.
In this session you learned how to start and close programs and how to use multiple
programs at the same time. You learned how to work with windows and the controls they
employ. Finally, you learned how to get help when you need it and shut down Windows XP.
After completing Steve’s introductory course, you are well on your way to mastering the
fundamentals of using the Windows XP operating system.
Session 2 Quick Check
1. The icon on the Start menu represents your computer, its storage
devices, printers, and other objects.
2. Explain the difference between the left pane in My Computer (the Tasks pane) and the
Folders pane in Windows Explorer.
3. What information does Details view supply about a list of folders and files?
4. True or false: A shortcut is a special type of file that serves as a direct link to another
location that your computer can access, such as a folder or a document in a file.
5. Name the five ways that you can display the Explorer bar in Windows Explorer.
6. In the Help and Support Center window, the page displays an
alphabetical list of all the Help topics from which you can choose.
7. To learn how to perform new tasks, you can use
To reinforce the tasks you
learned in this session, go
to the SAM 2003 Training
Companion CD included
with this text.
8. You should always
Windows XP before you turn off your computer.
Tutorial Summary
In this tutorial, you learned the basics of Windows XP. You toured the desktop and learned
how to open objects on the desktop. You explored the Start menu and opened its sub-
menus. You started programs from the Start menu, and then switched between multiple
programs. You worked with windows by manipulating them. You selected options from a
menu and buttons on a toolbar. You also examined typical dialog boxes and their controls.
Then you explored your computer with My Computer and Windows Explorer, learned
how to get help when you need it, and finally shut down Windows XP.
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