Safe Mode refers to one of the two main ways to launch the Windows® OperatingSystem (OS): 'Normal Mode' and ' Mode'.
|Put some sense and order into the Programs with a Customized Start Menu.|
Why? Because you need to make it easy for the computers users to find programs they need, to be able to figure out which programs do what, and to find the computers maintenance programs.
|In the Start Menu folder, you should see a Programs folder and several other entries.The Programs folder contains the programs available on the Start Menu. The other entries, which might usefully include the Start Menu shortcut you created a moment ago, are listed on the Start Menu as shortcuts displayed above a narrow line.|
|You can easily organize your shortcuts by creating subfolders in the Programs folder and dragging other shortcuts entries into them. For example, to create a Games folder, first you would open the Programs folder, click on the File menu on the Windows Explorer menu toolbar, and then choose new to create a new folder. Finally, you would rename the folder Games.|
Certain folders within the Programs folder are system folders, which Windows does not like being removed or replaced. Two of these system folders are always present: Accessories and Startup; the third is System Administrative Tools, which is usually only of interest to technicians, and can be hidden using the Control Panel (Control Panel/ Task Bar & Start Menu/Start Menu/Advanced/ Start Menu Items)
|Accessories||This is a System Folder, and mustnt be renamed or deleted. You can add any shortcuts you like, but dont remove any that are normally here.|
|Artwork||Put shortcuts here for all the programs you find useful for creating or editing artwork. You could call this folder Artwork, Graphics, Photos,Pictures - or have separate folders for all of these names.|
|Databases||Put links to database programs here: Filemaker, Access, Treepad etc..|
|Games||Shortcuts to games go here.|
|Internet||Everything to do with the Internet goes here - email, browsers, Messenger,and FTP clients, . Most people have shortcuts to their Internet programs on their Desktop, so separate Browsers and Email folders probably arent necessary. But you could have them if you wanted.|
|Maintenance||Everything to do with maintenance and security goes here - including links to items from Accessories/System Tools such as Disk Cleanup.|
|Microsoft Office, Open Office, etc||Some people like to keep their Office items together; others like to split them up into a variety of descriptive folders (Word Processor,Spreadsheet etc.). You can do either or both!|
|Microsoft Office Tools||This folder could reasonably be kept inside the Microsoft Office folder.|
|Movies||Shortcuts to movie and DVD programs go here.|
|Music||Shortcuts to music programs go here.|
|Spreadsheets||Shortcuts to spreadsheet programs go here.|
|Startup||This is a System Folder, and mustnt be renamed or deleted.|
|Tutorials||Shortcuts to tutorial programs - such as typing programs - go here.|
|Utilities||All other programs go here - especially the ones you never use.|
|Word Processors||Shortcuts to word processing programs go here. Dont forget to copy the shortcuts to Notepad and Wordpad from the Accessories folder.|
The aim of this homework is to reorganize the Programs list by what the programs do, rather than what they are called. You can do this on your owncomputer, if you like, or you can do it in a practice folder.
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