Starting and Closing Windows

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Starting and Closing Windows

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The Start Menu

To begin exploring Windows XP, click the Start button.

When you click the start button, the Start menu appears. The Start menu is your gateway to applications that are on your computer. The left side of the Start menu lists programs, and the right side allows access to common Windows folders (My Documents, for example). It also provides access to Help and Support, Search, and Run.

If you select All Programs, a pop-up menu appears. Pop-up menus like this are called cascading menus. If a cascading menu is available, a small black triangle appears next to the name of the application or function.

Log off and Switch Users

More than one person may use your computer. Windows XP allows everyone who uses your computer to have a separate computer accounts. A computer accounts tracks each person's unique settings, documents, and email accounts.

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Windows Xp even enables you to log off the computer so someone else can log on without having to restart the computer.

To log off/ switch users

  • Click the Start menu and click Log Off.
  • Switch User allows someone else to log on to the computer. If you choose to Switch User, your applications will continue to run in the background while the new user logs on.
  • If you choose Log off, your applications will close.
  • In any case, you're taken to a Windows XP log on screen where you're prompted to enter your username and password.

Turn Off and Restart the Computer

When you've finished using Windows XP, be sure to turnoff (or shut down) the computer correctly.

To turn off the computer

  • Click the Start menu.
  • Click Turn Off Computer.

To restart the computer

  • Click the Start menu.
  • Click Turn Off Computer.

Hibernate Windows:

Hibernation is a power-saving state puts your open documents and programs on your hard disk, and then turns off your computer. This function is made availabe in windows 7.
To hibernate follow these steps:
  • Click on start menu
  • Click on the arrow on the right of shut down.
  • Click on Hibernate
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Things to remember
  • It includes every relationship which established among the people.
  • There can be more than one community in a society. Community smaller than society.
  • It is a network of social relationships which cannot see or touched.
  • common interests and common objectives are not necessary for society.
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