The Desktop contains many of the common elements that you’ve grown to know and love: a taskbar, viewable toolbars, icons, and so on . Let’s take a look at what these features do.
- Icons represent objects in the file system; you will generally put special folders or program icons on the Desktop.
- Desktop wallpaper is a graphic—for show, of course.
- Gadgets are little tools or utilities that you add to the Desktop for additional functionality.
- The Desktop switch is a button in the lower-right corner that switches from the tile-based interface to the Desktop. (You see the button only when your mouse button is down.)
- The Notification area shows icons of various utilities (usually system utilities); it was once called the Status tray.
- Toolbars contain related commands or objects that you can place on the taskbar.
- The taskbar is a container for toolbars and the Notifications area.