Here are some of the basics of controlling windows, something that all PC users should know.
Moving, stretching and resizing Windows
Split the screen easily
For this example, there is a window with Google, and a window for email behind.
To easily split the two follow this:
1. Drag the Google window right until mouse pointer touches edge of screen
2. a box is drawn, indicating where the window will be placed, release the mouse button
Close window in top left
If you double (left) click the top left icon of a window, it will close, if you click once, it gives you a few window options.
Mouse button confusion?
The best way to remember which button does what is, left button is ‘action’ button and the right button is ‘more options’ button.
Using shift – Left click once the first one file, highlighting it, now move the mouse to the bottom of the list, then press and hold SHIFT then left click the file that you want at the bottom of the selection, you will now see they are all selected
Using ctrl – allows you to select individual files, hold down CTRL and left click on an few files, and they will be selected, click the file again to un-select it.
Lassoing – with the mouse pointer at a little distance from the files left click and drag the mouse over the files, lassoing them with the box.