Chapter 5. Managing the Windows 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 chapter explains how to customize the Taskbar to best suit your computing style as well as launching programs from the Start menu.

A Quick Taskbar and Start Button Review

Starting with Chapter 4, “Diving into Windows,” as well as throughout some of the other chapters so far, you ...

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