How to Start Programs and Open Documents

Microsoft has made it much easier to start programs with Windows 95 than it was in previous versions of Windows. Depending on your experience level and the task, you can start programs or documents in different ways.

Starting from the Start Menu

Clicking the Start button displays a menu like the one shown in Figure 9.2. Notice the small arrows to the right of some menu items; as you move the pointer over these menu items, a new menu appears to the right. Follow these cascading menus until you see the program or document you want to open and then click it.

Figure 9.2. Click the Start button to display the Start menu and your computer's programs and documents.
Beginning Users of Windows 95

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