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The Windows Desktop The Windows Desktop*
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Taskbar Taskbar*
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Windows Windows*
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The Windows desktop

The Windows Desktop

Using Windows XP is simple. First, you'll notice the large area on the screen, called the desktop, and the narrow band at the bottom, called the taskbar. Everything you can do on your computer appears inside frames that are called windows. You can open as many windows at one time as you like—and resize them, move them around, or restack them in any order. Next