Windows 10 Desktop

The various areas of Windows 10 desktop

After the Log-IN Screen you are now in front of your PC Screen. The picture below shows you the basic elements on your screen.



  1. Start Menu:  Click that button to start programs, look at your apps, open or close your computer and much more.
  2. Search Box: To search for items on your computer or on the internet you may simply type in some keywords and you will be directed where you want.
  3. Task View button: Click this button to switch through apps without having to scan the icons on the taskbar
  4. Desktop Icons: These icons are simply programs which are installed in your computer. Each time you add a new program a new icon will appear on your desktop.
  5. Desktop: This is simply where your programs and documents appear when you work with them.
  6. Task Bar: Your programs which are opened will appear on your task bar.
  7. Date and Time: Simply tells you the date and Time.


For assistance please contact the IT Help Desk by calling 573-341-4357 (HELP), visiting the IT Help Desk on the first floor of the Curtis Laws Wilson Library, or submitting a ticket online at: http://help.mst.edu




Keywords:win10, desktop, desktop of windows 10   Doc ID:64083
Owner:Connie G.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2016-06-14 08:23 CSTUpdated:2017-07-27 11:35 CST
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