Learn how to use Taskbar to know what apps are running and manage those running programs. Learn how manage installed software including how to close running programs in multiple ways, review the items on the Taskbar’s Notification area, and use Task Manager to limit what starts when Windows does, to keep your computer running at its peak performance
- [Voiceover] Have you ever looked down at your taskbar…and wondered what each of the icons represent?…And why some of the icons…have a line under them and some don't?…Take a look at my taskbar and then take a look at yours.…The number of icons that appear there and how they look…depends on how the taskbar's properties are configured…and what applications are currently running.…Applications that have a line under them…are currently open and using system resources.…To keep your own computer performing at its best,…you should close the applications you aren't using.…
One way is to click the X in the top right corner…of any open program window.…Here's Calculator and here's the X.…Now Calculator's closed and disappears from the taskbar.…You can also right-click an icon on the taskbar…and click Close window,…or hover your mouse over an active icon…and then click the X in the window that appears.…There are also applications and system components…that run all the time in the background.…
They start each time you turn your computer on.…
Expert author Joli Ballew then explores important backup and recovery options, including how to configure and use System Restore. She shows how to remove all the unnecessary and unwanted software and then add your desired software and apps.
The course wraps up with some advanced tasks, including setting program defaults, configuring virtual desktops, adding users, and configuring family safety and security settings.
- Registering a new PC
- Connecting to networks
- Installing updates
- Setting up backups
- Creating a recovery drive
- Installing software
- Setting program defaults
- Adding users
- Configuring Family Safety
- Accessing media