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2. The Desktop and Interface > 2.3. The Taskbar

The Taskbar

You probably don’t pay much attention to the taskbar , the bar across the bottom of your screen that shows what programs are currently running, along with the time, the Start button, and a bunch of other icons you may never have noticed. But ignore the taskbar at your peril—this little powerhouse offers many ways to make your computer time more efficient. This section has all the details.

Launching Web Pages from the Taskbar

Memo to speed demons: you can jump directly to Web pages without opening a browser first. Here’s the trick: add an address box to the taskbar. Then, whenever you type in the address of a Web site (such as http://www.oreilly.com), your browser opens and heads straight to that site.


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