Desktop Components of Windows 10

The different components of Windows 10 desktop


  1. Start Menu:  Click that button to start programs, look at your apps, open or close your computer and much more. We will later look into the Start Menu in more details.
  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. See Cortana.
  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.

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Keywords:desktop screen, desktop windows 10   Doc ID:64840
Owner:Connie G.Group:Missouri University of Science and Technology
Created:2016-07-07 13:01 CDTUpdated:2017-07-27 12:35 CDT
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