This guide is for Windows beginners and covers the basics of navigating through the operating system. Windows applications are displayed in their own rectangle-shaped window with a title bar at the top. Multiple applications can be opened and used simultaneously. The guide is applicable for Windows 10, while screenshots in the tutorial mostly feature Windows 7.
FAQ About Windows for New Users
Welcome, new Windows users! Here are some common questions and answers to help you get started with this operating system.
WHAT is a Window?
A window is a rectangular box on your screen that displays a specific application or program. Each window has a title bar and will show the name of the program you are using. Windows enables you to launch and run multiple applications simultaneously.
FAQ: How do I open and close a Window?
To open a window, click on the application icon on your desktop or taskbar. Alternatively, you can search for the application in the Windows search bar located in the bottom left corner of your screen. Once the application is opened, it will appear in its own window on your screen. To close the window, click the “X” button on the top right-hand corner of the window.
FAQ: How do I resize a Window?
To resize a window, hover your mouse over any edge of the window until it turns into a double-headed arrow. Then click and drag the edge of the window to make it larger or smaller, depending on your preference.
FAQ: How do I move a Window?
To move a window, hover your mouse over the title bar until it turns into a hand symbol. Then click and drag the window to a different position on your screen.
FAQ: How do I minimize, maximize or restore a Window?
To minimize a window, click the “-” button on the top right-hand corner of the window. To maximize a window, click the “” button on the top right-hand corner of the window. This will expand the window to fill your screen. To restore the window to its previous size, click the “” button again.
FAQ: How do I access the control panel?
The control panel is where you can customize your Windows settings. To access it, click on the Windows Start button on your desktop or taskbar and type “control panel” in the search bar. Then click on the Control Panel application that appears.
We hope this guide has given new Windows users a better understanding of how to use Windows effectively. Remember, practice makes perfect – try experimenting with different applications and controls to become more familiar with the operating system.