When working in Windows 98 switching between windows is easy. Just follow the instructions provided in this free lesson.
As you learn applications like Microsoft Word, it might become inconvenient to switch back and forth between the GCFLearnFree.org lesson window and the Word window. The easiest way to learn is to have the Internet lesson window and the application window open so you can see both at the same time.
You can do this by cascading or tiling the windows.
Cascading windows are layered on top of each other. Tiled windows are next to each other. Windows can be tiled horizontally or vertically. If windows are tiled horizontally, they appear one above another. If windows are tiled vertically, they appear side-by-side.
Below is an example of vertically tiled windows:
You can easily choose how you want to view information in the window.
Note: The windows you want to tile or cascade must be open on your desktop before you arrange them.
As you know, Windows 98 allows you to have more than one application open at the same time. It also allows you to easily move between open applications. The application you select becomes the active window. When a window is active on the desktop, its title bar is blue. When a window is inactive, the title bar is gray.
In the example below, the Calculator window is active.
When you have more than one application open, you can switch between them using the keyboard.