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2.3: Windows Start Menu

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    Please move your mouse cursor over to the bottom left of the computer display and click on the Start button . After clicking on the start button, the start menu will display. The start menu consists of a list of shortcuts to applications that allow the user to run applications on the computer. When the start menu launches, your user account name and optional picture appear at the top. The menu shows a list of often-used programs and other controls on the left, and variously-sized shaded rectangles called tiles on the right. Each tile represents an app, short for an application program. Some titles show updated content using a feature called a live tile the updates the application with relevant information to share with the user. You may categorize these shortcuts by dragging them into different areas and changing the file folder names to suit your preferences. Apps may also be resized if you right-click on the shortcut and select “resize”. You may also “pin” applications you use often to start menu shortcuts area on the right by dragging and dropping them to the start menu shortcuts menu. or by right-clicking, selecting “more” and then “pin to taskbar.

    You can click on “All Apps” to display and scroll through all applications on your computer using the slider. Take some time to navigate and explore the start menu. You will find folders and subfolders and applications on this menu along with helpful shortcuts to several applications and navigation menus on your computer to increase your productivity.

    You may also “pin” applications in the start menu to the taskbar, the bar on the lower part of the screen. To do so, right-click on the start menu icon, select “more” and “pin to taskbar” The application will now be always displayed on the Windows Taskbar.


    2.3: Windows Start Menu is shared under a CC BY license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Nick Heisserer.

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