T F2. You can drag folders to move them to another location.
T F3. An optical disc is an example of a storage media device.
T F4. Files only can be stored on your computer’s hard disk.
T F5. The Preview pane can only be used to view images.
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Complete the following sentences by writing the correct word or words in the blanks provided.
1. The process of organizing and keeping track of your files is called file management.
2. When you copy a file, you are creating a duplicate of the file.
3. Windows provides three search options to help you find a file.
4. To copy a file to a location on the same storage, you must hold down the CTRL or Control key while dragging it to the destination.
5. A commonly used letter designation for the local disk drive is C.
The Details view in the Computer window gives you information regarding the storage media devices on your computer. Using the Details view, select the various media devices. Create a list indicating the total size, free space, and the number of items on the device. To display the number of items, double-click the storage media device icon. The number of items is indicated in the Details pane.
Answers will vary depending on the computer and the number of storage media devices.
Some files are very large and use a large amount of space on the disk. This space can be reduced by compressing files. Use the Internet and other resources to investigate compressing files using the Vista operating system, and write a short description on how this process works.
Windows Vista contains a compression feature. Right-click a file or folder with multiple files in it, point to Send To, then click Compressed (zipped) Folder. Windows Vista will compress the file or folder and save the new compressed file in the same place as the original file. To uncompress or unzip, right-click the zipped file and select Extract all.
Use the Internet and other resources to research the history of Microsoft Windows. Prepare a one page report, giving a brief overview of each version. Include a graphical timeline showing the year when each version of Windows became available. What operating system was used prior to Windows?
Operating system prior to windows was MS-DOS and PC-DOS
Windows 1 - 1985
Windows 2 - 1987 (also release OS/2)
Windows 3 - 1990 (also released NT)
Windows 95 - 1995
Windows 98 - 1998
Windows 2000 and Windows ME -- 2000
Windows XP - 2001
Windows Vista Business - 2006; Windows Vista Home 2007
Reference sources for information are as follows:
Windows Vista contains a new navigation feature called "breadcrumbs." Research this topic and then write a paragraph or two describing this feature. Then answer the following questions: In your opinion, is this a valuable feature? Do you consider it a good addition? Why or why not? Would you use it? Why or why not?
The term comes from the fairytale story of Hansel and Gretel. These are links to pages you have accessed and generally are displayed horizontally in a browser window below the title bar. Clicking one of the links will take you back to that page. In other words, similar to Hansel and Gretel's breadcrumbs, they provide a trail that one can follow back to a starting point.
Windows Vista includes eleven different accessibility options. Access the Microsoft Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/windowsvista/. Select three of the accessibility options. Describe each option and give examples of how someone could use this option.
Accessibility options include the following: Ease of Access Center, On-screen Keyboard, Speech Recognition, Mouse Keys, Speech Recognition, Keyboard shortcuts, Magnifier, Sticky Keys, Narrator, Filter Keys, Captions, and Visual Notifications.
Detailed information on the accessibility options can be found at the above listed Web site.
The following information appears on the www.microsoft.com/enable/products/windowsvista Web site on May 9, 2008:
Ease of Access Center A centralized location where you can adjust accessibility settings and manage accessibility programs. Get quick access to start common accessibility tools, get recommended settings based on answers to questions, or explore settings by category.
Speech Recognition Enables you to interact with your computer using only your voice, significantly reducing the use of a mouse and keyboard while maintaining overall productivity. Dictate documents and e-mail, browse the Web, and command programs by saying what you see. An interactive training guides you through an easy setup process and will familiarize you with the voice commands.
Magnifier Enlarge a portion of the screen to make things easier to see with Magnifier. Choose a magnification level from 2 to 16 times the original and choose to track the mouse, the keyboard, or text editing.
Narrator A text-to-speech program that reads aloud on-screen text and describes some events (such as error messages) that happen while you're using the computer. Narrator in Windows Vista now reads Narrator menus without leaving the active window and has a natural sounding voice.
Captions Turn on text captions for animations and video.
On-Screen Keyboard A visual, on-screen keyboard with all the standard keys that you can use instead of a physical keyboard. On-Screen Keyboard also lets you type using an alternative input device.
Mouse Keys Instead of using the mouse, you can use the arrow keys on the numeric keypad to move the pointer.
Keyboard shortcuts Use keyboard shortcuts as an alternative to the mouse. Keyboard shortcuts can be found in the menus of programs, or, if a letter is underlined on a menu, that usually means pressing the ALT key in combination with the underlined key has the same effect as clicking that menu item.
Sticky Keys Instead of having to press multiple keys at once (such as when you press the Ctrl, Alt, and Delete keys simultaneously to log on to Windows), you can press one key at a time when Sticky Keys is turned on.
Filter Keys Ignores keystrokes that occur in rapid succession and keystrokes that are held down for several seconds unintentionally.
Visual Notifications Replace system sounds with visual cues, such as a flash on the screen, so system alerts are announced with visual notifications instead of sounds
Your instructor has given you and your team an assignment to create a hot air balloon service business. As part of the assignment, you will need to store information using your computer. Working with your partner, identify the types of information you will need to store. Design a folder structure to organize your files by creating a main folder with the name of the company, and add folders and subfolders to include at least two levels.
Solutions will vary.
Windows version 1.0 was first released by Microsoft in 1985. Since then, many other versions have been released. List three reasons you think new versions are continually being released. If you were going to assist in the creation of the next version, what new features would you add? Explain why you would add these features and how they would be an improvement or beneficial for the user.
Solutions will vary.
ExploringGoogle If you are searching online for an image, most likely your best bet is to use Google Image Search. It is the largest and most popular image search engine on the Web, with a massive image index. One of the search limitations include a limit of one thousand results. You can access Google Image Search by going to google.com and then clicking the Images link in the upper left corner. Using the Google Image Search tool, search for Microsoft Vista. How many images were displayed?
a) Open your word processing program or other text program such as Notepad or Wordpad.
b) Select one of the images.
c) Right-click the image and select Copy on the shortcut menu.
d) Access your text program. Right-click anywhere on the page and then click Paste on the shortcut menu.
e) Copy and paste the Web site address into your text document below the image.
f) Select another image and repeat steps a through e.
Solutions will vary. However, number of images should be around 19-20 million.