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Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to A+ (Operating Systems)
 9  Chapter 0000:  How to Get There
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Creating a Folder
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Creating a folder on your desktop is similar to creating a shortcut. To create a folder on the desktop, place your cursor on an empty area of the desktop and then right click your mouse once. A context menu will appear.

Moving your cursor (mouseover) over the menu will allow submenus to appear (remember we are not clicking again, just moving the cursor over the menu items that appeared). This is also known as highlighting. Notice the appearance change of the area.

The menu you see in Figure 27 is an example of this.


Figure 27: The resulting new folder on the desktop

 


Highlighting the area that says new will bring up a submenu and some choices of items that you can create. The choice you want is Folder. Notice that the shading changes as we navigate. Clicking on this option will place a new folder on the desktop. Going to the folder and double-clicking it will show that the folder is empty.

This is because the new folder is simply a placeholder, right now -- we have not yet placed any information into it. Closing the folder by clicking on the X, will close the window that appeared to show us the contents of the folder, or in this case the lack of.

After we close the folder and return to the desktop to look at the folder named NEW, we can place our cursor over the folder name NEW and right click to display the context menu for that folder. Choose the Rename option, by highlighting and clicking this option once.

Type in the text box, My New folder and then click to release. (This releases the cursor to new commands).

Now we have a folder named My New folder.

If you noticed on the submenu under Rename there was an M underlined in the word rename. If you had used your Alt key on the keyboard and pressed the M key at the same time this would have also allowed you to rename your folder, as this is just another way of navigating.

As mentioned earlier, it is often easier and for some faster to be keyboard driven for navigation rather than mouse driven. An example of a user who might prefer keyboard navigation is a data entry clerk who types very fast, and doesn’t like to waste time by taking his hands off the keyboard to find and move the mouse.


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