Fill in the blanks:
1. A _________ has many icons, start button and taskbar.
2. Small pictures on the desktop are called ________.
3. ________ is an image displayed on computer desktop.
4. A window can be moved easily by _______ option.
4. Drag and drop
Match the following commands of the functions
a. Format bar p. It also helps to retrieve the deleted files or folders.
b. Folder q. It contains all the data and information.
c. Recycle bin r. It contains commands like new, save, print, spell check etc.
d. File s. It can put different types of files.
a → r ; b → s ; c → p ; d → q
True or False
1. You cannot change the wallpaper of your desktop.
2. A window is a rectangular area that represents a program.
3. Minimize button is used to change the size of the window to full screen.
4. Minimize button is used to exits the program.
Write about Windows XP.
Windows XP is an operating system with graphical user interface (GUI). It has several folders that contain different types of files which include text, image, presentation and excel sheets.
What is the use of start button?
The start button is located at the left hand side in the task bar. It is used to begin any task in computer.
The first thing that appears on the screen is the desktop. A desktop has many icons, start button, taskbar and a beautiful background.
What are icons?
The small pictures on the desktop are called icons. These icons represent specific programs, documents, images and folders.
How to arrange the icons in the desktop?
The icons can be arranged automatically as well as manually.
What is wallpaper?
The wallpaper is an image displayed on computer desktop.
How to change the wallpaper of your desktop ?
To change the wallpaper of your desktop, follow the steps given below:
How to open Wordpad?
What is a window ?
A window is a rectangular area that represents a program.
Why do you use scroll button ?
Scroll button helps you to navigate through the window.
How will you change the location of Recycle bin icon on your desktop ?
Select the Recycle bin icon and drag it to any location on your desktop.
What is the function of the taskbar?
A taskbar is present at the bottom of the desktop. It is a long bar that displays the name of the program running in the computer. A taskbar also contains Start button.
What is the function of the start button ?
The Start button is used to start programs in the computer. It is present on the taskbar.
What is the function of the close button ?
Close button is used to close the window or exits the programs.
What are the functions of the Minimize and Maximize button ?
What is Document area ?
Document area is the area where you type the text. You can edit, delete, copy and paste text in document area.
What is the function of the format bar ?
Format bar is located below the toolbar. It contains commands like new, save, print, spell check etc.
What is Menu bar?
Menu bar displays various menu options that makes the task easy.
Write the parts of Wordpad window that appears when it is opened?
What is a Folder?
A folder is a place where we can put different types of files. A folder is also known as directory. A folder may contain sub-folders.
What is a File?
A file contains all the data and information. There are different types of files based on the software.
Example:- If you are using MS word then a .doc file will be created.
If you are using MS paint then a .bmp or .jpg file will be created.
How to create a folder in Desktop?
Right click on blank area of the Desktop. Click New option, click folder.
How to open a folder or a file?
1. Double click My document.
2. Double click the file or folder.
How to search a file or folder?
Click Start → Search → Files or Folder.
How to delete a file or folder?
1. Select file or a folder.
2. Press the Delete key. A confirm Folder Delete dialog box appears.
3. Click Yes to move the file or folder to recycle bin.
What is Recycle bin?
The deleted files or folders from the hard disk are placed in a folder is called Recycle bin. It also helps to retrieve the deleted files or folders.
Practice in Related Chapters
|Computer Fundamentals (Computer Basics)|
|Working with the Mouse and Keyboard|
|Hardware and Software|
|Working the Windows XP (Operating System)|
|More on Paint|
|Introduction to Logo|
|Introduction to Microsoft Word|
|Drawing and Coloring with Paint (Windows 7)|
|How Does a Computer Work?|
|The Computer System|
|Inside the CPU Tower|
|Welcome to Windows|