This video introduces some core interface controls in Windows. Like the steering wheel and the petals in a car, there are a few basic controls you need to use to control windows and interact with your programs. These controls are the taskbar, the Start menu, windows, ribbons, and menus. Before you can do anything in Windows, you should at least understand the basics of these controls.
- [Male Instructor] To learn the interface in Windows,…we need to start with the start menu, the action center,…and the tools that you use for adjusting settings.…Now first, I need to define this row at the bottom…of the screen.…This row is called the taskbar.…You can see a start button on the far left.…This is where we will go to access the start menu…in just a moment.…This search field is for Cortana.…You can use Cortana to search for files on your computer,…or search the web,…and you can control some applications here.…Cortana works with typed commands and searches…as well as voice control.…
Next, you will probably see several application icons.…This is one place you would go to launch applications.…Then, on the far right, is the system tray…with a few system related controls.…As we get started, it's important to know…the name of this whole thing.…This whole row at the bottom of the screen…is the taskbar.…So of course the first thing that you will want to do…with the taskbar is open up the start menu.…So I can go down to the bottom-left,…
- Launching applications
- Interacting with windows, menus, and ribbons
- Multitasking to switch between multiple applications
- Switching to tablet mode
- Managing files and folders with the File Explorer
- Browsing the web with Edge
- Working with email, contacts, and calendars
- Using and installing apps
- Managing display and account settings
- Backing up Windows 10
- Troubleshooting Windows 10
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 12/08/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: understanding essential folder structure, including the user folder; using shortcuts to files and folders; and creating 3D objects in Paint 3D.
1. Getting Started
2. Launching and Managing Applications
3. File Explorer: The Windows Filing Cabinet
4. Browsing the Web with Edge
5. Working with Mail, People, and Calendars
6. Using the Other Bundled Apps
7. Installing Apps and Printers
8. Essential Settings and Customization
9. Account Settings
Sign-in security options4m 3s
10. Using Cortana to Search
11. Backing Up and Restoring
Next steps1m 12s
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