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Using The Desktop. Getting Started With The Start Menu. The start button located on left bottom side of the desktop. It includes all of your computer’s programs, data, files, and folders.

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Getting Started With The Start Menu

  • The start button located on left bottom side of the desktop. It includes all of your computer’s programs, data, files, and folders.
  • When you open the start button, there will be programs on the left side and file and folders on the right side.
customizing the start menu
Customizing The Start Menu
  • You can customize links, icons, behaviours and how it looks like on the start menu.
  • You can also right click on the files from the desktop and press pin to start menu, right now your file or folder the start menu.
creating shortcuts
Creating shortcuts
  • A shortcut is a picture which is linked to a program, file or folder.
  • A shortcut can be created by clicking right button and pressing create shortcut.
using the taskbar
Using The Taskbar
  • When a certain kind of program is running, it appears on the taskbar. You can minimize the program by clicking it on the taskbar.
  • On the far bottom right side on your desktop you can see the date and time and the status icon.
  • The program buttons can be added onto the taskbar, by default there’s internet explorer and media player.
managing multiple windows
Managing Multiple Windows
  • When you are working on multiple programs, there will be multiple windows on the desktop.
  • Press Tab button to switch between programs on the windows taskbar or press alt+tab.
  • When you open multiple files on the same program, it will appear on the taskbar which display an icon of all opening file on the same programs.
  • You can cascade windows if you want to arrange them by right clicking on the empty taskbar.
how to customize the taskbar
How To Customize The Taskbar
  • The taskbar can be customized by right clicking on the empty space of taskbar and the unclick lock taskbar.
  • If you want to remove a certain program from the taskbar, you right click on its icon, then click unpin this program from taskbar.
working with the gadgets
Working With The Gadgets
  • Gadgets perform different tasks, like showing date and time. You can customize gadgets by right clicking on gadgets on desktop.
  • You can open a gadget by left clicking it twice, you can close it by hitting the close button.

How To Switch Users

  • If there are more people using on the same computer, you might need more user accounts. You can switch users by clicking shutdown and choose switch users.
  • Different user will have different settings.