Microsoft Windows Vista - Intermediate Course Outline

Microsoft Windows Vista - Intermediate

Section 1: The Vista Features

Lesson 1.1: Using the Sidebar

Launching the Sidebar

Sidebar Overview

Setting Sidebar Properties

Closing the Sidebar


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Lesson 1.2: Using Gadgets

What are Gadgets?

Modifying Gadgets

Adding Gadgets to the Sidebar

Removing Gadgets from the Sidebar

Downloading Extra Gadgets


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Lesson 1.3: Windows Photo Gallery

Opening the Gallery

Interface Overview

Adding Photos

Sorting Photos

Navigating Through Photos

Closing the Gallery


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Lesson 1.4: Windows Calendar

Opening the Calendar

Calendar Overview

Adding Appointments

Creating New Calendars

Working with Multiple Calendars

Closing the Calendar


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Lesson 1.5: Windows Contacts

Opening Contacts

Contacts Overview

Adding Contacts

Using Contact Views

Closing Contacts


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Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: The Vista Applications

Lesson 2.1: Windows Media Center

Setting up Windows Media Center

Navigating Through Windows Media Center

Using Tasks

Using TV and Movies

Using Pictures and Videos

Using Online Media


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Lesson 2.2: Windows Media Player

Opening Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player Overview

Playing a File

Ripping a CD

Burning a CD

Closing Windows Media Player


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Lesson 2.3: Windows DVD Maker

Opening Windows DVD Maker

Adding Content to your DVD

Adding and Customizing Menus

Burning the DVD

Closing Windows DVD Maker


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Lesson 2.4: Windows Fax and Scan

Opening Windows Fax and Scan

Fax and Scan Overview

Setting up a Fax Account

Using Fax

Using Scan

Closing Fax and Scan


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Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: Customizing Your Desktop

Lesson 3.1: Customizing the Taskbar

Locking and Unlocking the Taskbar

Moving the Taskbar

Resizing the Taskbar

Using AutoHide and Group


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Lesson 3.2: Advanced Taskbar Options

Customizing Inactive Icons in the Notification Area

Customizing System Icons in the Notification Area

Adding Toolbars

Removing Toolbars


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Lesson 3.3: Customizing Quick Launch

Hiding or Showing the Quick Launch Bar

Adding Icons

Renaming Icons

Moving Icons

Removing Icons


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Lesson 3.4: Customizing the Start Menu

Using the Vista Start Menu

Customizing the Vista Start Menu

Using the Pinned List

Using the Classic Start Menu

Customizing the Classic Start Menu

Start Menu Privacy Options


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Lesson 3.5: Customizing the Desktop

Changing Your Wallpaper

Moving Icons

Sorting Icons

Setting View Options

Deleting Icons


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Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Advanced File and Folder Tasks

Lesson 4.1: Using Search

Using the Search Box

Launching the Search Tool

Search Tool Overview

Searching for Files

Tips and Tricks

Setting Search Options


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Lesson 4.2: Using Windows Explorer

Launching Windows Explorer

Windows Explorer Overview

Choosing a Layout

Navigating using Windows Explorer

Changing Views

Closing Explorer


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Lesson 4.3: The Default Folders

Using the Personal Folder

Using the Documents Folder

Using the Pictures Folder

Using the Music Folder


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Lesson 4.4: Managing Files and Folders

Creating and Naming Folders

Renaming and Deleting Folders

Creating and Naming Files

Renaming and Deleting Files

Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Files and Folders


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Lesson 4.5: Advanced File Management

Viewing File Properties

Viewing Folder Properties

Sharing a File or Folder

Burning a File or Folder

Printing a File

Using Command Prompt


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Lesson 4.6: Using the Recycle Bin

Opening the Recycle Bin

Recycle Bin Overview

Restoring Items

Emptying the Recycle Bin

Closing the Recycle Bin Window


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Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions


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