- elements of the desktop
- short-cut menus
- Start menu
- search box
- modifier keys and their effects
- default button
- jump lists
- Run command
Explorer, Windows & the Taskbar
- Define File Explorer.
- Identify three ways to open a new Explorer window.
- Sketch a new Explorer window and identify:
- address bar
- control menu
- title bar
- scroll bar
- window commands
- List ways to reshape or resize a window.
- Describe how can you move back into view the top edge of a window whose top edge is past the top of your screen.
- Identify five ways to maximize a window and five ways to restore a maximized window to its previous state.
- Identify nine ways to close a window.
- Describe the operation of a multiple document interface (MDI) program.
- List the characteristics of an active window.
- Identify three ways to show the Desktop and hide all open windows.
- Describe the mouse gestures, and the corresponding keyboard shortcuts, which manage open windows.
- Describe the use of Windows Flip and Windows Flip 3D along with their alternative access methods.
- Homework: Research the features and operation of the Address Bar.
Optional Window Panes
- Describe the use of the optional panes made available through the Organize menu:
- details pane
- navigation pane
- preview pane
- Identify an alternative way to show or hide the preview pane.
- Identify a way to adjust pane sizes.
- Describe a quick way to add, delete, or rename items in the navigation pane’s Favourites list.
- Describe how to restore the starter icons (Desktop, Downloads, Recent Places) if they’ve been deleted from the Favourites list.
- Identify two ways to reorder the Favourites list.
- Create a table showing the utility of the following Explorer keyboard shortcuts. (Choose an appropriate order of presentation.)
- pressing Ctrl while turning mouse’s scroll wheel
- typing letters
- Homework: Research the features and operation of Libraries.
- Understanding operating systems
- Getting started with Windows 7
- Exploring Windows 7
- Finding your files with search and libraries
- YouTube videos
Produce a validated website and a 60-second video on a Windows-7 theme.
Websites will be assessed as to the
- importance and significance of the selected theme
- comprehensiveness of the theme coverage
- utility of the information provided
- quality of their communication
Videos will be assessed according to the markscheme.
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