Now, let’s take a look at the interface! Have you already turned on the computer? Well, then we’ll show you what you can do on the landing page (home screen).
- Here you will find the main menu. If you click on it with the mouse cursor, then it opens and you can find some programs there. You will also find some of the system settings, such as display settings and the configuration of your computer. Of course, you can also add new programs. You will also find the option to shut down the computer at the very bottom of this section.
- Once you’ve opened a program, you’ll see a new icon appear in your taskbar. This allows you to see which programs you have opened (in this example it is the Chromium Explorer). Programs can been minimized or expanded, depending on whether you are currently using them or not.
- The taskbar also includes your main menu icon, your open programs and easy accessible information such as the the time, Internet and Bluetooth connection status or speaker settings.
- The window with the title bar of the currently opened program. Here you can quickly see what programs or files you are currently using.
- By selecting this down arrow icon, you can minimize the program. The program remains active in the background, but is hidden so that you are able to do something else in the meantime. At a later stage, you can come back and open it again by selecting the corresponding tab or icon in the taskbar (see point 2).
- Maximize your program window with the up arrow icon! Suppose the active window of your program is too small but you want it to fill out the entire screen (full screen). Then click here!
- Close window? This can be done by selecting the button with the x icon. This will close your program or application.
- Bluetooth – who actually has blue teeth? Of course no one really has blue teeth – it is just a name for a type of wireless connection that uses certain frequencies and they are called “Bluetooth”. You can make use of it by connecting certain external devices, such as a Bluetooth speaker.
- This setting you probably have already. It shows you the status of your current Internet connection. If you don’t have it yet, then be sure to add it by using this button. There are two basic options here. You can select a wireless Wi-Fi network, which usually requires a password. You may also have a cable connection via a LAN cable, which would not require a password or further setup. The latter does not require a password or further setup.
Attention! When you close a program (see point 7), you should make sure to save your progress first. This is especially important when working with text-editing programs and really any program or file that you have worked on for a while. The web browser also also allows you to create bookmarks of websites, so that you can quickly access them again in the future.