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Chapter 2. Basic Explorer Coping Skills > Regaining Control of the Desktop

2.3. Regaining Control of the Desktop

Microsoft has positioned the Desktop as the root of all other objects in the imaginary hierarchy depicted by Explorer's tree. This includes all drives, the Control Panel, My Network Places, My Documents, and — in terms of the layout of the interface—the Start Menu and all running applications.

The following topics cover some fundamental tasks when dealing with the desktop and other aspects of the shell, such as making sure your desktop layout remains intact and tweaking the Start Menu.


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