Chapter 3. Using the Windows 7 Desktop
Although the Windows 7 desktop still has a taskbar across the bottom of the screen, it represents a huge departure from previous Windows desktops. The new desktop makes it easier to manage programs, switch between program windows, and find the window you want to work with now.
Starting a Program from the Start Menu
You can start a program from a desktop shortcut, but you’re more likely to start a program from the Start menu.
Click the Start orb.
If the program is listed on the left pane, click it to start ...