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1

Start Menu

Shows Programs, Settings and Folders for the current user

2

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

3

Open Applications

All currently opened applications/windows are shown here so you can easily switch between them

4

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

5

Show Desktop

Click here to minimize all open windows and show the desktop, hover mouse over this icon to "peek" at the desktop

6

Thumbnail Preview

Hover over any minimized or pinned programs on your taskbar to get a thumbnail preview of that window, makes it easier to switch between applications and choose the windows you want active