CCC Study Material in English Introduction to GUI Based Operating System

Step 1 Start —* Control Panel Printers and other Hardware -4 Mouse

Mouse Properties Dialog Box

Mouse Properties Dialog Box

In mouse properties dialog box, you can change the functions of right and left mouse buttons with the help of button tabs. Apart from this, speed of double click and the appearance of mouse pointer can also be changed.

Step 2 To change the behavior of mouse, pointer options is used. By using it, you can change mouse speed. For this, click the check box of Enhance Pointer Precision. Together with these, you can also make changes in pointer trails, hiding/dehiding of pointer while typing, etc.

Step 3 To change the properties of scroll wheel, Wheel tab is used. You can change the scrolling settings according to your need and wish.

Step 4 Hardware tab is used to know the status of the device and if there is some problem with the device, it will Troubleshoot it.

Adding or Removing Printers

To print a document, you need to connect a printer directly to your computer. Printer Wizard provide a simple way to installing printers.

Add Printers

To add printers follow the given steps:

Step 1 Open Printers by clicking the Start button — Control Panel —, Hardware and Sound —4 Printers.

Step 2 Click Add a printer.

Step 3 In the Add Printer Wizard, select Add a local printer.

First Dialog Box of Add Printer Wizard

First Dialog Box of Add Printer Wizard

Step 4 On the Select a printer port page, make sure that the Use the following port option button and select the recommended printer port and then click Next.

Step 5 On the Install the printer driver page, select the printer manufacturer and model, and then click Next.

Step 6 Complete the additional steps in the wizard, and then click Finish

Do you know?

You can’t remove a printer, if you have items in the print queue. If items are waiting to print when you try to remove a printer, Windows will wait until printing is complete, and then remove the printer.

Remove Printers

To remove printers, follow the given steps:

Step 1 Open printers by clicking the Start button — Control Panel Hardware and Sound —* Printers.

Step 2 Right-click the printer that you want to remove and then click Delete. If  you cannot delete the printer, right-click it again, click Run as administrator, and then click Delete. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Files and Directory Management Files

Files are the collection of data stored on auxiliary storage medium. In Windows, files are the basic unit to store data.

The name given to a file or document by the user is called file name. In Windows XP, files and folders are organized with the help of directory management.

To view all the files and folders on computer, My Computer icon is used.

Click on My Computer icon, My Computer window will appear. In this window, you can see the hard disks and their partitions.

Type of  Files

In Windows operating system, various types of files are identified with various extensions.

Extension       File Type
.txt                   Text file
.exe                 Executable tiles
.doc                 Document file
.xls                   Excel file

Folders

It is a container you can use to store files. ‘Folder can also store other folders, i.e. sub folders also.

You can have libraries to access your files and folders and arrange them in different ways.

  • Document Library It is used to organize and arrange word processing documents, spreadsheets, presentation and other text related files.
  • Picture Library It is used to organize and arrange your digital picture.
  • Music Library It is used to organize and arrange your digital music, such as songs etc.
  • Video Library It is used to organize and arrange your video, such as clips, recording, etc

Creating New Folder

A folder is a directory of files and folders on your computer. There are several ways to create a folder.
create new folder, follow the given steps:

Step 1 Open up the hard drive you want to create a folder in.

Step 2 Click the file menu.

Step 3 From the menu that drop down, move your mouse pointer to new.

A new folder will be created in your current drive.

Pop up Menu of Desktop and drop Down Menu of New

Pop up Menu of Desktop and drop Down Menu of New

Naming and Renaming Files and Folders

To rename a file or folder, follow the given steps:

Step 1 Click the file or folder to select it.

Step 2  Click Rename this file or folder,

Step 3 With the name selected, type a new name, or click to position the insertion point and then edit the name.

Step 4 Press Enter.


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