Basic Computing Skills - Orientation

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Sharing buttons:

the desktop is what you will see first

each time you log into Windows there are

two parts to the desktop firstly there

is the large space that occupies most of

the screen this usually contains icons

that open some programs this is also

where your programs will appear once you

have opened them secondly the taskbar is

located at the bottom of the page this

strip contains several parts so we'll

look at it in more detail

the taskbar is the thin strip at the

bottom of the desktop it contains a

number of parts at the left is a circle

with the Windows logo in it this is the

Start menu which we'll look at in a

moment next our program icons such as

Internet Explorer Windows Explorer and

Windows Media Player clicking once on

any of these will open up each of these

default programs if you have any other