Using Windows, 7 desktop

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Chapter 2: Using Windows
®
 7
Using Windows
®
 7 desktop
Notification area
Taskbar
Start 
menu
Using the Start menu
The Start menu gives you access to programs, utilities, and other useful items on your 
computer. It also provides you with more information about Windows 7 through its Help and 
Support feature.
Launching items from the Start menu
To launch items from the Start menu:
1. 
From the Windows
®
 taskbar, click the Start icon  .
2. 
From the Start menu, select the item that you want to launch.
You may pin programs that you want constantly displayed on the Start menu. For more 
details, refer to the section Pinning programs on the Start menu or taskbar on this 
chapter.
Click the Start icon 
 > Help and Support to obtain more information about Windows
®
 7.