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WORKSHEET 3 - USING THE WINDOWS XP START MENU

Principal objective of Windows XP Start Menu: explore its basic features


Drastic changes in Windows XP Professional: Start Menu and Control panel

STEP 1
a) System boots
b) Welcome screen appears
c) Click on username
d) Log in with the password.
e) System authenticates the user and grants access.

STEP 2
Desktop appears
Different from Windows 2000:
THE My Computer,
My Documents, do not appear on desktop
My network places they can be enabled
Internet Explorer

STEP 3
1. Appearance:
a) Click on the Start Menu icon (bottom left corner of the screen)
b) Missing icons are now located in the Start menu.
c) Start menu is divided in 2 parts:
1. Left side: list of programs frequently used
2. Right side: My Computer and My Network Places.
Also contains: Control Panel, Printers and Faxes, and
the search and run function icons.

3. Access My Computer:
a) Click the Start icon
b) Click on the My Computer icon (for a faster access)

4-5. Option 1 to customize Windows XP Start Menu:


a) Right click on Start Menu icon (in the lower left bottom of the screen)
b) Select Properties
c) Click on the Taskbar tab.
d) You can choose options to change how Start Menu and Taskbar work.
e) Click on some of the radio boxes to de/select options until Start Menu is as you like it.
f) When finished, click the Start menu tab.

6. A new interface to manipulate the Start Menu


a) Click the Customize button: this button provides a new interface to manipulate the Start menu:
b) Change the setting to use Small icons rather than the large ones.
c) Deselect the Internet and E-mail radio buttons located on the bottom of the dialog box.:
they will no longer appear in the Start menu
d) The user can go back and select these boxes if they want them to be quickly available in the Start Menu.
7. PROGRAMS SECTION:
It is possible to change programs for quick selection on the Start menu:
a) Change the amount to 11
b) Click OK: first box should disappear.
c) Click the Apply button
d) Click the OK button: You should see the new changes on the Start Menu.

STEP 4: ENABLING ICONS:


a) Right click the mouse placed on the desktop.
b) Scroll down and click on Properties button: The Display Properties dialog box will be displayed.
c) Select the Desktop tab: this will bring the menu that will allow user to change the desktop feature.
d) Click on the Customize Desktop button (in the bottom left corner of the properties box): this will bring a
dialog box for the user to make further adjustment to the desktop.
e) Select which icons you want to display on the desktop.
f) You may also change the icons appearance or run the the desktop cleanup tool.

The Web tab allows Web pages to be displayed on the desktop.


A user may also lock the desktop items to prevent moving or resizing of web items on the desktop
VOCABULARY "USING THE WINDOWS XP START MENU"

VERBOS
Features características appear aparecer access
Easier más fácil disappear desaparecer change
faster más rápido grant permitir search
environment entorno enable habilitar place
confusing confuso look like verse, aparecer display
tasks tareas missing que faltan
a few unos/as pocos/as customize personalizar notice
several varios/as choose elegir
instead of en lugar de go back volver
radio box casilla apply aplicar
small pequeño/a keep in mind recordar
large grande allow permitir
available disponible bring up mostrar
starting de inicio type ingresar, escribir
further adicional
adjustment ajuste POSICIONES
only solamente right derecho
always siempre left izquierdo
the same los mismos/as top superior
corner esquina bottom (parte) inferior
lower inferior
VERBOS SUSTANTIVO
acceder acceso
cambiar cambio
buscar búsqueda
ubicar lugar
mostrar visualización

fijarse
Pasos a seguir para ingresar al sistema
Ubicación del menú de inicio:
Ubicación del botón de personalización:
IT

IT

INFOTECH

IT PROFESSIONAL DUTIES

IT POSITIONS:
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

use of computers to produce, manipulate, store, communicate, and/or disseminate information.

combination of computer and communication technology

is a synonym for Information Technology

data management, networking, web development, help desk, IT training, software design

Hardware engineer:
Network administrator which duties DO NOT correspond
Help desk technician
Business analyst (consultar apuntes "Information Technology", ejercicio 5
Database specialist:
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY VOCABULARY

term término combine combinar


duties deberes perform realizar, ejecutar
positions cargos range abarcar
commonest más comunes need necesitar
source fuente identify identificar
sold vendidos