FOR MORE INFORMATION:
see "Windows Basics" in Windows Help and Support: click Start
Quick Launch toolbar
The Windows taskbar is usually located at the bottom of the desktop,
although you can relocate it. The taskbar provides quick access to open
minimized windows on the desktop, or to frequently-used programs, files, or
utilities on your computer.
The basic sections of the taskbar are:
Quick Launch toolbar Contains icons for quick access to programs.
taskbar button area
Microsoft Windows Desktop
To learn more about the Windows desktop,
→ Help and Support.
Provides access to the Start menu, which lists the
programs and system utilities installed in your
computer. Use the Start menu to start software
applications and to change computer settings. If you
move or resize your taskbar, the Start button moves or
resizes with it.
Contains buttons representing minimized windows for
open application programs.
Includes a clock and icons associated with programs.