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The Windows desktop was designed to have the look and feel of the Windows 95 desktop. Many of the same shortcuts and features are common to both operating systems. There are, however, some important differences.
The gray area at the bottom of the screen is called the taskbar. The taskbar contains the Start button on the left and a clock on the right. You may also see other icons on the taskbar, depending on your system's software and hardware features. Each time you open a program, a button for that program appears on the taskbar. You can click the buttons to toggle between open programs
The Start button provides access to the contents of your computer. When you click on the desktop, a menu containing the system's main program icons and program group icons appears.
Menu items and their functions are described below.
Programs displays a list of installed programs you can start.
My ComputerWhen you double-click , a window appears with icons that represent the contents of your computer (installed drives, the Control Panel, printers, and so on).
To view the contents of any drive or folder, double-click its icon. If you are using the Microsoft® Windows 98 operating system, your hard-disk drive has the drive letter C assigned.
When you delete a file from your system, it moves to the Recycle Bin, where it can later be retrieved. To permanently remove files, empty the Recycle Bin.
When you double-click , Windows launches the Microsoft Internet Explorer browser if you set up your connection during initial system setup.