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COMPUTER LITERACY

WINDOWS PROPERTIES

Each window has the same properties and behave the same way. This provides a consistent interface to the user as all commands are the same for each window and the operations that the user performs on each window are identical.
Click on the My Computer icon on your desktop.


The Menu bar - displays the application program menu and appears below the title bar.

The Titlebar - appears at the top of each window and identifies the application or document displayed in the window. The Title Bar is also used to move the window around your screen.

The Scroll bars - Scroll Bars are located at the bottom and the right side of a window and are used to scroll trough items or text in a window if all is not visible.

The Minimize, Maximize, Close Window Buttons
These buttons are located on the top right corner of each window. Clicking on them once performs the desired action associated with the button.
- The minimize button reduces the window and places it at the bottom.
- The maximize button expands the windows to fill the entire screen.
- The close button closes the window.

The Window Borders
The windows borders show the dimensions of the window. Any window can be resized, either made smaller or larger, by dragging the window border appropriately.

Moving a Window
A window can be repositioned on the desktop screen display area by moving the mouse cursor into the title bar area, then holding the left mouse button down and dragging the window to the new position, then releasing the left mouse button.

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