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Software for Personal Computing CS131 Windows Explorer

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  1. Software for Personal ComputingCS131Windows Explorer Patchrawat UthaisombutUniversity of Pittsburgh

  2. Today’s topics • Microsoft Windows • File systems • Windows Explorer

  3. File System • A way to organize files • In windows, there is a concept of folder (and subfolder) • A folder contains a list of items • Items could be • Files (programs, data files) • Other folders • Shortcuts • Folders can be nested under each other to form a tree-like structure.

  4. Windows Explorer • Right window • Content of current folder • Icons, details, • Left window • Common tasks or • Folders (tree structures) • For quick navigation

  5. Left pane of Windows Exploer • Plus Sign (+) Indicates Folders That Contain Folders • Click on Plus Sign to Expand Tree • Minus Sign (-) Indicates Expanded Folder • Click on Folder Name to Open and Display Contents on the Right Side • Click on Next Folder to Close Previous Folder

  6. Working with Windows Explorer • Content • Files • Folders • Shortcuts • Folders • Create • File / New / Folder • or Right click in empty space / New / Folder • Delete • Rename: F2

  7. Windows Explorer: view options • View options • Details • Sort by name, size, type, date modified

  8. Windows Explorer: selecting items • Selecting items • Shift-select • Control Click • CTRL-A (select all)

  9. Windows Explorer: drag & drop • “Drag and Drop” action sequence • Point mouse pointer to previously select item(s) • Hold down left mouse button • Move mouse pointer to target folder • Release mouse left button • What Drag & Drop does • Within the same drive: Move items • Across drives: Copy items

  10. To copy within the same drive • Hold CTRL, Drag & Drop • Right Mouse button to Drag & Drop • It will ask if you want to Move, Copy, or Create Shortcuts

  11. Windows Explorer: copy, move, • Using keyboards • CTRL-C: copy selected items • CTRL-X: cut selected items • CTRL-V: paste selected items

  12. Explorer: creating & deleting folders • Creating new folder • Right-click / new • Deleting folder • Right-click / Delete

  13. Explorer: rename, delete, undo • Rename • Select file • Press F2 • Type in new name • Press Enter • Delete • Select file • Press Delete • Undo • CTRL-Z

  14. Recycle Bin • Undeleting • Empty Recycle Bin • Not used with removable drive • Floppy, USB, network

  15. Shortcuts • To files, to folders, to other shortcuts • Small arrow on the icon

  16. Clipboards • Actions • Copy: CTRL-C • Cut: CTRL-X • Paste: CTRL-V • X,C,V are close together on the keyboard • Select -> copy -> go to another place -> paste • Select -> cut -> go to another place -> paste

  17. Screen Capture • PrintScreen key on keyboard: Capture image of entire screen to clipboard • ALT-PrintScreen: Capture image of current window to clipboard

  18. Utilities • Notepad • Wordpad • Paint • Start / All Programs / Accessories /

  19. Common menu items in an application • Main Menu • “File” menu • New: • Open: • Close: • Save: • Save as: • Path name • Print: • Exit: • “Help” menu • Status bar

  20. Help • Windows • Click empty area in desktop, press F1 • Or • Start / Help and Support • In application: help menu, F1

  21. Window Explorer • Window Explorer windows • Desktop (when opened using window explorer) • My Documents • My Programs • My Recent Documents • Folders of shortcuts to recent documents • My Pictures • My Music • Control Panel

  22. CTRL-C -> copy CTRL-X -> cut CTRL-V -> paste CTRL-Z -> undo DELETE -> delete ALT-TAB -> switch windows ALT-F4 -> close windows CTRL-ESC -> Start menu F1 -> help F2 -> rename Keyboard shortcuts