|Always Show Menus|
|Show Hidden Files and Folders|
|Show Extensions for Known File Types|
After you install the operating system, you need to configure
it so that your computer is more easily used, maintained, and
secured. Some changes to the default settings of
the computer are essential if you are to understand what it is doing.
Folder Display Options:
You need to change three Windows defaults in order to understand
how programs work and files are used. After installation,
Windows is set to hide file extensions and menus and not display
"hidden" folders. You want to modify these settings to
display this information.
You need to do this on your home computer:
Hold down the Windows Key with one finger and tap
the “X” key with another. The “X” key can be
upper or lower case, it makes no difference. A
picture of the Windows key appears in the cell to the
right. On most desktop keyboards, the key is
between the “Ctrl” and “Alt” keys in the lower left corner
of the keyboard. Some laptops will have the
Windows key in various locations on the keyboard.
|2||Inside the pop-up menu, left click on Control Panel.|
Proceed to step 3 on the following web page: