Gateway PC User Manual

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1 Computer Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Computer front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Computer back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Keyboard features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Starting and turning off your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Protecting from power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Using the mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Working safely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

2 Getting Started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

3 Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

For more information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 HelpSpot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Online help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Gateway Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

4 Windows Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

About the Windows environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Desktop components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Window components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Using the Start menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Working with files and folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 About drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 About folders and files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

5 Using Your Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Using the CD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Inserting a CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Adjusting the volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Working with documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Creating a new document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Saving a document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Opening a document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Printing a document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

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6 Using the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Learning about the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Setting up an Internet account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Accessing your Internet account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Using the World Wide Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Connecting to a Web site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Downloading files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Using e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Sending e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Checking your e-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

7 Maintaining Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Protecting your computer from viruses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Optimizing and maintaining your data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Windows utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Windows maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Running the Windows utilities using HelpSpot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

8 Customizing Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

Adjusting the screen and desktop settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Adjusting your settings using HelpSpot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Changing the mouse settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Using Standby mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Changing power settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 About installing a printer, scanner, or other peripheral device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

9 Restoring Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

Reinstalling device drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Reinstalling Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Reinstalling programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

10 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71

Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 First steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 CD drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Cleaning CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 File management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76

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Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 ScanDisk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Before calling for technical support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Technical support resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

A Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

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Computer

1

Basics

This chapter helps you get started with your new computer by:

Providing an introduction to your computer features

Describing the basic operation of your computer

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Controls

The following illustrations show the controls and features on the computer and the keyboard.

Computer front

CD drive tray

CD drive headphone jack

Headphone jack volume control

CD drive activity light

CD drive manual eject hole (insert paperclip)

CD eject button

Power indicator light

Power button

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Computer back

Power cable connector

Mouse port

Keyboard port

USB ports

Printer (LPT) port

Monitor port

Speakers jack

Microphone jack

Modem jack

Controls 3

Keyboard features

Your system comes with a standard keyboard.

 

 

Function keys

Indicator lights

Additional keys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windows keys

Application

Directional

Numeric

 

key

keys

keypad

Function keys start program actions. Refer to the program documentation to find out more about the function key actions. Each program uses different function keys for different purposes.

Indicator lights show if your NUM LOCK, CAPS LOCK, or SCROLL LOCK keys are activated.

Additional keys move the cursor up the page, down the page, to the beginning (home), or to the end of a document.

Windows keys open the Windows Start menu.

Application key opens a menu for the current program.

Directional keys move the cursor up, down, right, or left.

Numeric keypad types numbers when NUM LOCK is activated.

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Starting and turning off your computer

To start your computer:

1Connect the cables to your computer using the setup poster.

2Press the power button on your monitor, then press the power button on your computer.

3Turn on any peripherals (speakers, printers, scanners, etc.). When the computer is finished starting, the Windows desktop screen appears.

4If you are starting your computer for the first time, follow the on-screen setup instructions.

To turn off your computer:

1Click Start, then select Shut Down. The Shut Down Windows dialog box opens.

2Select Shut down from the drop-down list.

Starting and turning off your computer

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3Click OK. Windows shuts down your computer.

If for some reason you cannot use the Shut down option in Windows to shut down your computer, press the power button for about five seconds.

Warning When you shut down your computer the power turns off, but some electrical current still flows through the computer. To avoid possible injury from electrical shock, unplug the power cable and modem cable from the wall outlets.

Protecting from power source problems

During a power surge, the voltage of electricity coming into your computer can increase to far above normal levels and cause data loss or system damage. Protect your computer and peripherals by connecting them to a surge suppressor, which will absorb voltage surges and prevent them from reaching your computer.

Warning High voltages can enter your computer through the phone line connected to the modem. Protect your computer by plugging the telephone line into a surge suppressor with a modem connection. To further protect your computer during an electrical storm, unplug both the surge suppressor from the power outlet and the telephone line from the phone jack.

During a power failure, an uninterruptable power supply (UPS) supplies battery power to your computer. Although you cannot run your computer for an extended period of time with a UPS, a UPS lets you run your computer long enough to save your work and shut your computer down normally.

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Using the mouse

The mouse is a device that controls the pointer and cursor movement on screen. This illustration shows the standard Gateway mouse.

Right button

Left button

As you move the mouse, the pointer (arrow) on the screen moves in the same direction.

You can use the left and right buttons on your mouse to select objects on the screen.

Using the mouse

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For more information on using special features of your mouse and changing mouse settings, see HelpSpot.

To...

Do this...

 

 

Move the pointer

Move the mouse around on the mouse

on the screen

pad. If you run out of space on your

 

mouse pad and need to move the pointer

 

farther, pick up the mouse, set it down in

 

the middle of the mouse pad, then

 

continue moving the mouse.

 

 

Select an object on

Position the pointer over the object.

the screen

Quickly press and release the left mouse

 

button once. This action is called clicking.

 

click

Start a program or open a file folder

click, click

Position the pointer over the object. Quickly press and release the left mouse button twice. This action is called double-clicking.

Access a shortcut

 

Position the pointer over the object.

menu or find more

click

Quickly press and release the right

information about

 

mouse once. This action is called

an object on the

 

right-clicking.

screen.

 

 

Move an object on

 

Position the pointer over the object. Press

the screen.

 

the left mouse button and hold it down.

 

click

Move (drag) the object to the appropriate

 

part of the screen, then release the

 

and drag

button.

 

 

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Working safely

Before using your computer, read the following recommendations for setting up a safe and comfortable work area and avoiding discomfort and strain.

Top of monitor is not higher than eye level

Hands and arms are parallel to the floor

Feet are flat on the floor

Improving monitor legibility and reducing eye strain

Sunlight or bright indoor lighting should not reflect off the screen of the computer monitor or shine directly into your eyes.

Position the computer desk and monitor so that you can avoid glare on your screen and light shining directly into your eyes.

Reduce bright light by installing shades or curtains on windows.

Use soft, indirect lighting in your work area. Do not work on your computer in a dark room.

Avoid focusing your eyes on your computer screen for long periods of time. Look away from your computer occasionally, perhaps focusing on a distant object.

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Setting up your computer table and chair

When you are setting up your computer table and chair, make sure that you use a computer table that is the appropriate height and use a chair that helps you maintain good posture, distributes your weight evenly, and keeps your body relaxed.

Select a flat surface for your computer table.

Adjust the height of the computer table so that your hands and arms are positioned parallel to the floor when you use the keyboard and mouse.

Position your chair so that the keyboard is at or slightly below the level of your elbow, letting your shoulders relax while you type comfortably.

Adjust the height of your chair so that your knees are slightly higher than your hips. You can use a foot rest to adjust the height of your knees and remove the pressure on the back of your thighs.

Adjust the back of the chair so that it supports the lower curve of your spine. You can also use a pillow or cushion to provide extra back support.

Setting up your computer and computer accessories

Set up the monitor so that the top is no higher than eye level.

Place your keyboard and mouse at a comfortable distance. You should be able to reach them without stretching.

Set paper holders at the same height and distance as the computer monitor.

Sitting at your computer

Avoid bending, arching, or angling your wrists. Make sure that they are in a relaxed position when you type.

Do not slouch forward or lean back too far.

Sit with your back straight so that your knees, hips, and elbows form approximately 90 degree angles when you work.

Avoid twisting your torso or neck.

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Avoiding discomfort and injury from repetitive strain

Vary your activities to avoid excessive repetition.

Take breaks so that you can change your position, stretch your muscles, and relieve your eyes.

Find ways to break up the work day, scheduling a variety of tasks.

Working safely

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Getting Started

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This chapter helps you get started with your new computer by walking you through the initial Windows Welcome screens. Set up your system by following the Setup poster, then start your computer.

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To get started:

1 Start your computer. The Windows Welcome window opens.

2Click Next on the first Windows Welcome window. An optional mouse tutorial opens.

3You may complete or skip the mouse tutorial.

4Click to select your time zone from the list, then click Next.

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5 Read the End User License Agreement, then select Yes and click Next.

6Register your copy of Windows with Microsoft by selecting Yes, I want to register online, then click Next.

After completing the registration process, the Get connected to the Internet window opens.

- OR -

Do not register you copy of Windows by selecting No, I do not want to register at this time, then click Next.

The Get connected to the Internet window opens.

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7Read the information in this window to determine which Internet connection option you have.

If a special Internet offer was included with your system purchase you should follow the instructions in your Internet Offer Pack.

- OR -

If a special Internet offer was not included with your system purchase you can sign up for the America Online or Gateway.net ISPs by double-clicking the America Online or Gateway.net icons on the Windows Desktop.

8 Click Next.

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9Click Finish to complete the Windows setup and start using your computer.

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Getting Help

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This chapter tells you about additional information resources available to help you use your computer.

If these resources do not provide the information you need, technical support resources are available.

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For more information . . .

Gateway has provided these additional resources to help you get the most out of your Gateway PC.

HelpSpot

HelpSpot is an easily accessible set of Help files, troubleshooters, instructional videos, and automated support. Use HelpSpot to answer questions about Windows and to help you quickly discover and use the many features of your Gateway computer.

To start HelpSpot:

1Click Start, then select Help, or double-click the Gateway Help & Support desktop icon.

HelpSpot opens.

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2Find help or information by clicking a link, performing a search, or browsing the index.

3To watch an introductory video about HelpSpot, click Gateway Videos on the main HelpSpot page, then click the Introduction to HelpSpot video link.

For more information . . .

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4To learn about how to work with documents and programs, use your mouse, and much more, click the Getting Started link on the HelpSpot main page.

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Online help

Many programs provide information online so you can research a topic or learn how to perform a task while you are using the program. Most online help information can be accessed by selecting a topic from a Help menu or by clicking a Help button.

You can search for information by viewing the help contents, checking the index, searching for a topic or keyword, or browsing through the online help.

For more information . . .

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Gateway Web site

Gateway provides a variety of information on its Web site to help you use your computer.

Visit the Gateway Web site at www.gateway.com for:

Technical documentation and product manuals

Technical tips and support

Hardware drivers

A glossary of computer terms

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

For more information about connecting to the Internet, see “Learning about the Internet” on page 42.

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Windows

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Basics

Read this chapter to get basic information on how to:

Work on the Windows desktop

Work with document and program windows

Manage files and folders

Use shortcuts

For more detailed information about Windows, see HelpSpot.

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About the Windows environment

After your computer starts, the first screen you see is the Windows desktop. The desktop is like the top of a real desk. Think of the desktop as your personalized work space where you open programs and perform other tasks.

Your desktop may be different from the example shown below, depending on how your computer is set up.

My

Documents

My

Computer

Recycle

Bin

Internet

Explorer

Gateway.net

America

Online

HelpSpot

Quick

Links

Start button

Taskbar

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Desktop components

Icons are graphic representations of objects on the desktop that you select and open, such as a drive, folder, document, or program. Buttons are graphic representations of controls that you use to change the state of desktop elements such as the window size.

Desktop icons, buttons, and

Description

elements

 

 

 

 

My Documents is a folder where you store your personal

 

files. You can create other folders to save files in, but My

 

Documents is easy to find because it is on the desktop.

 

Double-click My Documents to view your personal files

 

and folders.

 

 

 

The My Computer icon provides access to drives and

 

other computer controls. Double-click the My Computer

 

icon to view the drives and folders on your computer.

 

 

 

Drive icons represent the various drives on your computer,

 

such as the hard drive and CD drive. Double-click a drive

 

icon to view files and folders located on the drive.

 

 

 

The Recycle Bin is where files, folders, and programs that

 

you discarded are stored. You must empty the Recycle Bin

 

to permanently delete them from your computer. For

 

instructions on how to use the Recycle Bin, see HelpSpot.

 

 

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Desktop icons, buttons, and

Description

elements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer is a program called a browser

 

 

 

that lets you view Web sites and Web pages on the

 

 

 

Internet. Double-click this icon to open the browser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gateway has provided an easily accessible interactive

 

 

 

guide called HelpSpot, designed to provide help

 

 

 

information and let you quickly discover and use the

 

 

 

features of your computer. Double-click the HelpSpot icon

 

 

 

to begin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gateway.net and AOL icons let you connect to the

 

 

 

Gateway.netSM or America Online® ISP (Internet Service

 

 

 

Provider).

 

 

 

Double-click either the Gateway.net or AOL icon to dial

 

 

 

one of the services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Start button provides access to programs, files, help

 

 

 

for WIndows and other programs, and computer tools and

 

 

 

utilities.

 

 

 

Click the Start button, then open a file or program by

 

 

 

clicking (selecting) an item on the menu that opens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Quick Links hotlinks provide convenient access to

 

 

 

beneficial Web sites.

 

 

 

Visit the Web site shown on the Quick Link by clicking the

 

 

 

link with your mouse.

The taskbar is the bar at the bottom of the screen containing the Start button on the left and a clock on the right. Other buttons on the taskbar represent programs that are running.

Click a program taskbar button to activate its window.

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Window components

When you double-click the icon for a drive, folder, document, or program a window opens on the desktop. This example shows Local Disk (C:) in

My Computer after double-clicking the Local Disk (C:) icon.

Title bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Close

Menu bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maximize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

button

Every program window looks a little different because each has its own menus, icons, and controls. To find out more about window controls, see HelpSpot.

Window element

Description

 

 

 

The title bar is the horizontal bar at the top of a

 

window that shows the name of the program and

 

document.

 

 

 

Clicking the minimize button reduces the active

 

window to a button on the taskbar. Clicking the

 

program button in the taskbar opens the window

 

again.

 

 

 

Clicking the maximize button expands the active

 

window to fit the entire screen. Clicking the

 

maximize button again restores the window to its

 

former size.

 

 

 

Clicking the close button closes the active

 

window or program.

 

 

 

Clicking an item on the menu bar starts an action

 

such as Print or Save.

 

 

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