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Intro to Operating Systems

Review for Quiz 2

Intro to Operating Systems


Tutorial 4: Personalizing your Windows Environment
Shortcuts
Creating:
Drag, Right-drag, Right click-Create Shortcut, Right-click-send to, Copy and Paste, Create Shortcut command

Can be created for documents, devices (printers) and drives.


Points to the Source.

Deleting shortcut does not affect document, device or drive!! Can drag and drop over printer shortcut to print document.

Intro to Operating Systems


Control Panel
Appearance and Themes: Contain options for customizing your desktop
Can Change Background, screen savers, resolution, etc. Press Apply to see results of your changes and keep dialog box open. Press OK to see results and close out dialog box.

Taskbar
Must first unlock before changing location

Intro to Operating Systems


Tutorial 6: Searching for Information
Windows Search Tool
Can access by:
Right click the device or folder you want to search Click search on start menu Click search on standard toolbar

Can open a file from search results window by:


Right click and click open Click file and press enter Double click file

Intro to Operating Systems


Tutorial 6: Searching for Information
Windows Search Tool
Can search for part of a file name using a Wildcard
* to replace several spaces ? to replace one space

Can use multiple search criteria


Have to enter a range for Modified date search.

Can search specific folders or drives.

Intro to Operating Systems


Tutorial 8: Object linking and Embedding
WordPad vs NotePad
Not the same applications! They are not identical.

Clipboard: temporary storage area


Turning off computer will erase contents Cut and copy commands can be fournd on the Edit Menu.

Intro to Operating Systems


Tutorial 8: Object linking and Embedding
Objects can be
graphics, charts, sounds, text, etc. Multimedia documents can contain video, graphics and even text. Characteristics are properties Source File: file containing the original object Destination File: file you insert object into Destination Program: Program that created the document into which you are inserting the object Source Program: Program that created the object

Intro to Operating Systems


Tutorial 8: Object linking and Embedding
Embedding: Places a copy of an object into a document and remembers which program created the object. In-place editing is editing the embedded object. To embed without opening you would use the Insert Object menu command. To embed part of a file you would use Paste Special. Altering the icon of image allows you to change pictorial representation.

Intro to Operating Systems


Tutorial 8: Object linking and Embedding
Linking: Insert a representation of the object, link to an object that is stored somewhere else.
Editing this linked object will also change source object. Maintains only one copy of the object.