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All Programs/ Games/ Solitaire to start a game of Solitaire,
and then minimize it.
Icons on the Taskbar are shortcuts
for different programs, e.g., a web page, a Solitaire game, or a word
Some programs don't have
shortcuts. You find them by browsing the programs listed
in your Start Menu. Whenever a program is opened, Windows
creates a temporarily "highlighted" icon on the taskbar.
Thus the "lit" icons are the programs that are running.
Think of your monitor as your desktop, and windows as
sheets of paper.
When you have a lot on your desk, some
programs or pages may get buried.
Use the icon on the taskbar to retrieve
windows that are temporarily out of sight.
You now have two programs open.
Each has its own window.
Practice switching back and forth between Solitaire and
You could open a third program.
All Programs/ Accessories/ Sticky Notes
Note the new icon on your taskbar.
Sticky Notes are unusual windows. They will not maximize
Touch part of the window behind your sticky note and the note
seems to disappear.
(Touching a piece of the background window brings it to the
front, burying your note.)
Retrieve your Sticky Note by using the icon on the taskbar.
Monitor your taskbar as you use
your computer. Know what you have running. Close
what you are finished with. Running multiple programs wastes RAM, the operating
memory of your computer. It may slow your computer down.
and your Sticky Note before proceeding.