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Windows® 8.1 Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Alan Wright, Paul Sanna

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8. Learning About the Windows Desktop

In This Chapter

Learn About the Desktop

Run Programs on the Desktop

Keep the Desktop Organized

Work with Desktop Windows

Work with the Taskbar

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If you have any experience with previous versions of Windows, you probably had a typical reaction after signing in for the first time: “Where is my stuff? Where is that program I used for this or that?” If you are missing something that you just know should be part of Windows, it’s probably hiding on the Windows Desktop. The Desktop is the kind-of (but not really) secret place where Windows 8 keeps many of the tools and programs that were an important part ...

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