Part III   Using Applications in Windows 95


Using the Tutorial
Once you have read (or printed) the instructions on this page, either:
  1. minimize your browser using the minimize button in the upper right corner [-]; it will still be active and connected, or
  2. close Netscape, disconnect your modem (to save billing time $$$!), and reopen it for the next lesson. Instructions:
    1. Read pages 50 - 51 (from lab book) for an overview of the use of applications in Windows 95.
    2. Complete the following tasks from the lab book while on a Windows 95 computer. You will need to master the tasks in order to pass the performance assessment.

      Important: Note that they are not in the order found in the book. Follow the order given here. Also, make sure to read through the Supplements found on this web page!

      • Task 19 (p. 52)
      • Task 66 (p. 174)
      • Task 22 (p. 59)
      • Task 23 (p. 62)
      • Task 21 (p. 56)
          Supplement: You can also access Windows Explorer by right clicking on the Start button. This will bring up a small menu from which you choose Explore.
      • Task 24 (p. 64)
      • Task 25 (p. 67-69)
          On-line Supplement - Work through the following on-line tutorial:
          Creating Shortcuts (A tutorial by Russel Smith, Region 14 Education Service Center, Abilene, Texas)
      • Task 26 (p. 70-72)

    3. Optional: Visit the following web pages for more advanced information on shortcuts:
             George and Mikes Guide to Windows 95 - Shortcuts


Self-Assessment Checklist:
Use the following checklist to prepare for the performance assessment. It follows a sequential set of skills, therefore, do each one in order. Feel free to print this out for your reference.

  • Start the NotePad application using the Start button (Tasks 1 & 19)
  • Create a short document (name it fileX) in this word processor (Task 66)
  • Save fileX in the My Documents folder (Tasks 66 & 22)
  • Close this file and the application (Task 23)
  • Start the NotePad application from fileX (from the My Computer window) (Task 20)
  • Close fileX and the application (Task 23)
  • Use Windows Explorer to open fileX(Task 21)
  • Close fileX and the application (Task 23)
  • Find and open the NotePad application using the My Computer window (Task 24)


  • Find (but do not open) fileX from either the My Computer or Windows Explorer window (Task 21)
  • Create a shortcut for fileX and place it on the desktop (Task 25)
  • Open fileX from the desktop (Task 2 - Part I)
  • Close fileX and the application (Task 23)
  • Delete the shortcut from the desktop (Task 26)

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