Navigating in a Desktop Environment

Windows 7    |    Beginner
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To get the most out of Windows 7, you need to know how to navigate its interface. Discover how to access folders, documents, and program shortcuts; use the taskbar and notification area; and lock, log off, and shut down Windows.


  • use the Windows 7 desktop
    use the Windows 7 taskbar
    pin a program to the Windows 7 taskbar
    use My Computer in Windows 7
  • learn all about your PC
    use the notification area in Windows 7
    lock, sign out, and shut down your computer


  • 7m 52s
    The desktop is an essential part of Windows 7. From there, you can quickly access your folders, documents and program shortcuts. This tutorial will show you how to use the desktop. FREE ACCESS
  • 4m 17s
    The taskbar is one of the most useful tools in Windows 7, allowing you to quickly open applications of your choice in a single click. This tutorial will also show you how to access your open windows using this taskbar. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Pinning a program to the taskbar
    3m 41s
    Adding programs to your taskbar - a process known as "pinning" in Windows 7 - is a quick way of personalizing how the taskbar works. In this tutorial, you will find out how to quickly add and remove applications from the taskbar. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Using My Computer
    5m 25s
    The Computer view in Windows 7 is organized in order to allow the user to access the different files and applications stored on the computer. In this tutorial, you will find out how the Computer folder is organized. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Getting to know your PC
    7m 38s
    Windows 7 holds a huge amount of information relating to your computer. You can, for example, find out very quickly what sort of system you are running, the version of Windows that you have installed, and also how efficiently and effectively your computer is performing. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Using the notification area
    6m 12s
    The notification area in Windows 7 is by default located in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. From here you can access information relating to your computer, the time and date and your speaker volume. This tutorial will show you how to identify these icons and how to use them. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Locking, signing out & shutting down
    1m 48s
    If you have finished using your computer but you don't know what to do to switch it off, then this is the tutorial for you! As well as showing you how to turn off your computer safely and properly, this tutorial will also show you how to restart your computer and how to lock your Windows 7 session. This last option is particularly useful if you are using your computer in a public or work environment. FREE ACCESS


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