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Desktop

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Desktop Primary user interface of a computer--when a computer starts up you will see this on the monitor
Start Menu Main gateway to your computer’s programs, folders, and settings
Taskbar The bar that spans the bottom of the screen and contains the start button on the left side and the systray on the right
Systray Located on the right side of the windows toolbar. It is the collection of small icons on the opposite side of the start menu. Contains volume control, date & time as the default items.
Pin Makes it available to open it quickly and conveniently, rather than having to look for the program in the Start Menu each time
Jump List Lists of recent items, such as files, folders, or websites, organized by the program that you use to open them
Unpin remove an item from a Jump List
Change the order of items in a Jump List to move an item from one place to another
Remove an item from a Jump List removes it entirely from the Jump List; the file is not deleted; once opened again it might reappear
Snap to the side arrange windows side by side; helpful when comparing two documents
Snap Vertically expand windows; especially helpful for reading longer documents
Snap to the top used to maximize a window; makes it easier to focus solely on that window with less distraction from other open windows
Aero Shake used to quickly minimize every open window except the one you want
Large left pane in the Start Menu shows a short list of programs on your computer
Search box in start menu allows you to look for programs and files on your computer by typing in search items
Bottom of tight pane in start menu where you go to log off from Windows or turn off your computer
Opening programs from Start Menu one of the most common uses of the Start Menu
Personal Folder in right pane of Start Menu named for whoever is currently logged on to Windows; contains user-specific files
Computer in right pane of Start Menu opens a window where you can access disk drives, cameras, printers, scanners, and other hardware connected to your computer
Control Panel in the right pane of Start Menu where you can customize the appearance and functionality of your computer, install or uninstall programs, set up network connections, and manage user accounts.
Devices and Printers in right pane of Start Menu opens a window where you can view information about the printer, mouse, and other devices installed on your computer
Help and Support in right pane of Start Menu where you can browse and search Help topics about using Windows and your computer
Live Taskbar Previews shows you what is happening on your desktop
Show Me the Desktop makes it possible to instantly minimize your open windows
Peek gives you the power of x-ray vision, so you can peer past all your open windows straight to the desktop
Created by: aware