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Desktop and Desktop Icons

Icons and shortcuts to users documents and programs and the recycle bin - you can also create your own shortcuts to regularly used programs or documents

2

Start Menu

Shows Programs, Settings and Folders for the current user

3

Pinned Programs

Known as the Quick Launch Toolbar in Windows XP and Vista, you can pin shortcuts to your favorite programs here so you can launch them quickly

4

Taskbar

Shows running applications and allows you to switch between them by clicking on the relevant icon

5

Notification Area

Shows system icons for network connections, power, audio volume etc as well as notifications for background applications such as your virus/firewall software

6

Gadgets

Allow you to put information and fun items on your desktop, some are purely for entertainment, others more useful, like calendar, weather, news feeds etc