Human interface elements in a Window

List of human interface elements in a window: Title bar, Address bar, Status bar, Navigation pane, Scroll bar and Views

Title bar: Top of the window. When not maximised click and drag to move. Double click to maximise or restore down

Address bar: located at the top of a window. In a browser, it identifies the webpage that is being looked at. Type ‘’ then Enter to go straight to the BBC webpage. In File Explorer it shows the address of the currently selected folder on the hard drive e.g. This PC ❯ Pictures ❯ Screenshots. Click on PC to get back to the highest folder or try type ‘pictures’ or ‘computer’ into the address bar then press Enter to go directly to that folder.

Status bar: At the bottom of a primary window this displays information about the current window’s state (such as what is being viewed and how), background tasks (such as printing, scanning, and formatting), or other contextual information (such as selection and keyboard state)

Navigation pane: on the left side of the window, in File Explorer use it to quickly jump to different locations on your computer

Scroll bars: These are either a vertical bar on the right side of a window or a horizontal bar at the bottom of a window and ares used to move the window contents up and down or left and right. The bar shows the proportion of the whole that is seen on the screen e.g. for a short webpage the dark grey bar will be long and a long webpage it will be short

Views: changes the way you view items in a window e.g. in File Explorer go to – Views ❯ Icons, Tiles, List, Content or Details. Files and folders can be viewed five different ways

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