II. Windows XP User Interface
When you start Windows XP, the Desktop is displayed on your screen. You can customize your desktop to include most frequently used programs, documents and printers. You can also change your Desktop appearance according to your wishes. To adjust the setting of your desktop, click on the right mouse button and then click on Properties.
The Taskbar appears on the lower part of your screen. The Start button always appears at the left edge of the Taskbar. Clicking on it gives one access to the Start Menu, which you can use to start an application and search files. The task bar also displays currently running applications and open windows. You can use this to easily switch between open windows. Start Menu
The start menu will appear if you click on the Start button shown on the desktop with the left mouse button.
From the Start menu you can choose:
• Internet: To start surfing the internet
• Tour Windows XP: To take a tour around Windows XP and how to use it • Help and Support: To access help topics and tutorials
• Search: To search for files and folders
• Control Panel: To customize the appearance and options of Windows XP • My Computer: To access the computers drives and devices. • All Programs: To access programs installed on your computer • My Documents: To open “My Documents” folder
• Log Off: To log off
• Shut Down: To...