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Exploring Microsoft
Windows 8
Chapter 1
Getting Started with
Windows 8
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Windows 8 Operating System
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Released by Microsoft in 2012
Designed to operate on touch-screen devices
Available for laptops, desktops, and tablet
computers
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Performing Tasks in Windows 8
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Use the mouse
Touch the screen on touch-enabled
devices
Use keyboard commands
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Start Screen Components
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The first thing you see after you login to Windows
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Windows 8 interface is the other name of the
Start screen
The start screen is where you begin all activities
It contains most used applications.
Windows 8 apps are applications specifically
designed to run in the Start screen interface of
Windows 8.
Switch list is a list of thumbnails of opened
programs.
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Start Screen
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Charms Bar
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Provides quick access to actions that are
frequently used
Contains five icons
Replaces the Start button
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Charms Bar Icons
It contains 5 icons:
• Search – locate applications and files
• Share – share information within the application
• Start – takes you to the Start screen
• Devices – provides access and control of devices
connected to your computer.
• Settings – options to configure your computer
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Icons of the Charms Bar
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Snap an App
You can only display two apps
on the screen at once with a feature
known as snap.
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Understanding the Desktop
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No Start button
Accessed by Desktop tile
The icon is a picture that represents programs or folders.
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Program Shortcut :
The shortcut is an icon with an arrow in the lefthand corner.
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Explore the Taskbar
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It is a horizontal bar located at the bottom of the
desktop, it contains toolbars, open window
buttons, and the Notifications area.
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Aero Peek – getting a sneak preview of any open
window.
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Jump list
A Jump List is a list of program shortcuts, which
show recently opened files, the program name, an
option to pin or unpin an item, and a close option.
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Notification Area
It is on the right side of the taskbar.
• It displays icons for programs running in the
background and provides access to such system
activities as managing wireless networks and
adjusting volume.
• It provides important status information that
displays in pop-up windows.
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Screen Saver
A screen saver is a moving series of pictures or
images that displays when your computer has been
idle for a specified period of time.
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Identify Window Components
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Title bar: the long bar at the top of each
window. The title bar always displays the name of
the folder, file, or program.
Control buttons- right side of title bar
(minimize, maximize (or restore down), or close).
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SkyDrive
It is an app used to store, access, and share files and
folders.
Documents saved in SkyDrive are accessible from any
computer that has an Internet connection.
You can easily share your documents with others.
You can work with others on the same document
simultaneously.
It can be helpful to have backup copies saved in
SkyDrive
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HOW TO SIGN UP ON SKY DRIVE USING YOUR
PNU E-MAIL
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HOW TO SIGN UP ON SKY DRIVE USING YOUR
PNU E-MAIL
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HOW TO SIGN UP ON SKY DRIVE USING YOUR
PNU E-MAIL
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HOW TO SIGN UP ON SKY DRIVE USING YOUR
PNU E-MAIL
In This Step You Should Go To Your PNU E-mail To Verify
Your SkyDrive Account
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HOW TO SIGN UP ON SKY DRIVE USING YOUR
PNU E-MAIL
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File Explorer Interface
File Explorer is an app that you can use to create
and manage folders and files
Back,
Forward, and
Up buttons
Ribbon
Search box
Address bar
Content pane
Preview pane
Navigation
Pane
Details pane
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File Explorer Interface (cont.)
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File explorer views
Details gives you additional details, such as file type and size.
You can also change the size of icons by selecting Small,
Medium, Large, or Extra Large icons.
The List view shows the file names without added detail.
Tiles and Content views are useful to show file thumbnails (small
pictures describing file contents) and varying levels of detail
regarding file locations.
Using the Navigation pane
The Navigation Pane provides ready access to
computer resources, folders, files, and networked
peripherals such as printers.
It is divided into five areas: Favorites, Libraries,
Home group, Computer, and Network.
Clicking a link or
folder name
selects an area
and shows
content in the
right pane
No changes in
the Content
pane
Clicking this
arrow expands
content beneath
a link without
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an area
Using the Navigation pane
The Favorites area contains frequently accessed
folders and recent searches.
The Libraries are collections of files from different
locations that are displayed as a single virtual folder.
Home group is a Windows 8 feature that enables
you to share resources on a home network.
The Network area provides quick access to the
devices and contents of the network computers.
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Files and folders
Files include electronic data such as documents,
databases, slide shows, worksheets, digital
photographs, music, videos, and Web pages
Folders is where you place your data files to
organize them.
Subfolders are folders within other folders arranged
according to purpose.
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Creating a Folder
Click here to
create a new
folder
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Open, Rename, and Delete Folders
To open a Folder Double click the Folder.
To rename a Folder Right-click the name and select
Rename. Type the new name and press Enter.
To remove a folder, right-click the item, click Delete.
If you delete an item from a hard drive it will be
placed in the Recycle Bin, but if you delete it from a
removable storage medium, such as a flash drive, it
will be permanently deleted.
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Copy and Move Folders
To copy an item, right-click the item and select Copy
on the shortcut menu. Go to destination folder, rightclick, and then click Paste.
To move an item, right-click the item and select Cut
on the shortcut menu. Go to destination folder, rightclick, and then click Paste.
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