Chapter 4

Chapter 4
Windows Desktop
When we start up a computer and log onto the Microsoft Windows operating system,
the Windows desktop is displayed.
Start’ button at the left bottom corner
open the ‘Start Menu’
the ‘entrance’ for computer operation, many task can be started here
All Programs: Run a program.
Search: Look up a file.
Printer and Faxes: Install or select a printer.
Shut Down: Exit Windows and turn off the computer.
Using Icons
My Computer:
To show the computer’s components.
Recycle Bin:
To view files that are recently deleted
and to restore those files in it.
My Documents:
To open the folder and view the
content inside.
Word document:
To run Microsoft Word and open the
document file.
Different desktop icons have different meanings and functions.
Icons represent a file, a folder or a program
If we double-click an icon, we can open a data file, a folder or execute a program.
Windows Operation
programs or folders are shown in windows
control and view information of a window with its standard features
4.2 Input the Characters
Inputting English Characters
Keyboard is the most frequently used input device.
Keyboard can be used to
input English characters directly
issue commands to operate a computer
Chinese Input Methods
To type Chinese characters, we must first learn a Chinese character input method,
e.g.: Tsang-jei Input Method, Simplified Tsang-jei Input Method
Each Chinese character is represented by a series of partial forms.
Each partial form is associated with a letter on the keyboard.
Tsang-jei Input Method,
identify the Tsang-jei codes according to the shape of the character
Simplified Tsang-jei Input Method
only need to key in the first and last codes of the character and then choose one
character from a list