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Chapter 2. A Field Guide to Windows XP > Quittin' Time: Shutting Down Windows - Pg. 18

A Field Guide to Windows XP 18 · Hibernate--(in Windows XP Home, hold down the Shift key to see this option) Choose this option (which, again, is only available on newer computers) if you're going to shut down your computer, but you also want Windows XP to remember all your open windows and documents and to restore them the next time you crank things up. If you go this route, it takes a bit longer for Windows XP to prepare itself for bed, but your machine will rouse from its slumbers much faster the next time you start it. The Least You Need to Know · Screen anatomy--The Windows XP screen is carved into two main areas: the desktop --the large area that covers most of your monitor--and the taskbar --the thin strip along the bottom of the screen. · Taskbar features--The taskbar consists of the Start button, a space for running program icons, and the notification area. · Standard mouse dance steps--The three most-used mouse movements are the click (quickly pressing and releasing the left mouse button), the double-click (two quick clicks), and the drag (holding down the left button and moving the mouse). · Keyboard shorthand--A key combination involves holding down one key, pressing a second key, and then releasing the first key. I signify such a combo with the notation Hold+Tap (where Hold is the key you hold down and Tap is the key you tap); For example, Ctrl+Esc. · Shutting down Windows--Click Start, click Turn off computer, and then click Turn Off.