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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

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Start Menu

Shows Programs, Settings and Folders for the current user

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Quick Launch Toolbar

Create shortcuts to regularly used programs

 

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Example shows Internet Explorer, Show Desktop and Preview all open Windows

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Running Applications

Shows all currently open applications and allows easy access to switch between them

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Notification Area

This area shows the clock and icons of background applications such as virus software, security warnings etc

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Windows Sidebar

Displays mini programs called gadgets to show things such as weather, news feeds, diary etc