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Using the Windows 7 Desktop

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From using the new Taskbar to customizing Desktop Gadgets, Mark Edward Soper shows you how to get around in Windows 7.

Although the Windows 7 desktop still has a taskbar across the bottom of the screen, it represents a huge departure from previous Windows desktops. The new desktop makes it easier to manage programs, switch between program windows, and find the window you want to work with now.

Starting a Program From the Start Menu

You can start a program from a desktop shortcut, but you’re more likely to start a program from the Start menu.

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  • circle-01.jpg Click the Start orb.
  • circle-02.jpg If the program is listed on the left pane, click it to start it.
  • circle-03.jpg If the program is not listed on the left pane, hover the mouse over All Programs.

  • circle-04.jpg Scroll to the program listing.
  • circle-05.jpg Click the program listing to start it.
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Easy Microsoft Windows 7

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Easy Microsoft Windows 7

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