From your desktop you can access shortcuts to files and programs on your computer.
The desktop is like an actual desk. When you open programs or files they appear on your desktop.
An icon is a small picture representing a file, folder or program on your computer. Icons look different for each type of file or program.
The taskbar is the long horizontal bar at the bottom of your screen. It shows you which programs and folders or documents you have open. It also gives you other information, such as the time, volume control and internet connection status.
The Start button is a starting point for opening program and files on your computer.
This is a folder icon. You store files in a folder, such as documents or pictures.
To open a folder you double click with the left mouse button. When you open a folder its contents will appear in a window.
To open a file you double click on the icon with the left mouse button. When you open a file it will appear in another window.