Master Activity 2: Explore

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Complete the following Master Activity and submit your completed project.

Using Windows 10, explore each of the following:

  • A pointer—any symbol that displays on your screen in response to moving your mouse and with which you can select objects and commands.
  • An insertion point—a blinking vertical line that indicates where text will be inserted when you type or where an action will take place.
  • A pointing device, such as a mouse or touchpad, to control the pointer.
  • Icons—small images that represent commands, files, applications, or other windows.
  • Desktop—a simulation of a real desk that represents your work area; here you can arrange icons such as shortcuts to programs, files, folders, and various types of documents, in the same manner you would arrange physical objects on top of a desk.

Using the snipping tool or any other screen capturing tool, take a snip of each of the above. Paste them into a word document with a label. Take care to not include any personal or confidential information.

Note: To take a screenshot using Windows 10, Press PrtScn on your keyboard. This copies the entire screen to the clipboard. Or, Press Alt + PrtScn. This copies the active window to the clipboard, which you can paste into another program. If you do not have PrtScn on your keyboard, press the Windows key + Shift + S. . You can also use the Type to search for SnippingTool. This is an App that is free with Windows 10 and allows you to capture any image on your screen.

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