Explain the key aspects of Windows® Accessories and Utilities
Provide the key aspects of Windows Accessories and Utilities? What are the different ways to access them?
Windows operating systems come preinstalled with tools and utilities that can be accessed by the users to better manage the system and boost productivity. Windows is a user friendly operating system and has a simple and easy to use graphical interface. The Windows operating system supports external or separate applications that are based on the Windows platform. The accessories and utilities provided along with the operating system eliminate the need for installing third party programs to carry out the intended operation. The accessories and utilities section can again be subdivided into normal utilities and system tools ease of access tools, power shell tools etc. All these programs or tools in the accessories section can be easily accessed right from the window desktop. Accessing the accessories and using them under expert assistance will help ease up the system usage of all users.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to access the Windows Accessories and utilities:
- Start menu
- All programs option
- Accessories folder
The start menu is the part of the Windows desktop feature and allows users to access different features of the Operating System as shortcuts and eliminates the need of going to the root directory to access Windows items. The start menu can be accessed by selecting the Windows logo on the bottom left corner of the desktop and opens up as a small bar type window with a number of features and options.
All programs option
The start menu acts as a shortcut platform for Windows applications and features and most users assigns shortcuts to various installed applications on the start menu. The Windows utilities and accessories are displayed as folders in the start menu along with other installed program. For accessing that folder users should select the all programs option located at the bottom of the start menu. Doing so will open a new menu showing the accessories folder of Windows.
Users can select the accessories folder in the Windows start menu to open it. A number of tools and utilities like the command prompt, calculator, notepad, paint, run etc will be displayed in the accessories folder as a list. Selecting the required tool or utility using the pointer will launch it in Windows operating system. Users can also pin these utilities to the start menu front or create shortcuts on desktop for easier access.
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