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Part I: Wake Up with Windows XP > Managing the Windows XP Interface

Hour 3. Managing the Windows XP Interface

The taskbar and the Start button are closely related. Most people use the Start button to display the Start menu and then execute their programs. When a program begins running, the taskbar displays a button with an icon, along with a description that represents the running program.

The taskbar, the Start button, and the Start menu are the most fundamental components in Windows XP. The taskbar is the cornerstone of Windows XP. This hour explains how to customize the taskbar to best suit your computing style.

In this hour, you will

  • Learn more about where the Start menu comes from

  • Move, resize, and change the appearance of the taskbar

  • Learn why the Start menu's Programs command might not execute all programs

  • Arrange windows on your desktop

  • Play Solitaire

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