My Computer, Network Neighborhood, Recycle bin, Start Menu, Task Bar and Help

Q5. What is the significance of the following:

(a) My Computer

(b) Network Neighborhood

(c) Recycle bin

(d) Start Menu

(e) Task Bar

(f)  Help

Ans. (a). My Computer

In Windows XP, the things you have on your computer – your programs, documents, and data files, for example – are all accessible from one place called My Computer. My computer is helpful if you prefer viewing the contents of a single folder or drive. When you double-click My Computer on your desktop, available drives appear in a new window. When you double-click a drive icon, a window display the folders contained on that drive. You can then double-click a folder to see the files it contains.


Ans.(b). Network Neighborhood

Windows 95 folder that lists computers, printers and other resources connected to your local-area network (LAN). By default, a Network Neighborhood icon appears on your desktop, and the folder is also accessible from within the Windows 95 Explorer. The Network Neighborhood is designed to replace the drive mapping older system, which associates a letter with each shared disk drive. Many programs, however, still require drive mapping.

The Network Neighborhood serves no purpose if your computer is not connected to a LAN, except that it is required to link two computers using Windows 95’s Direct Cable Connection (DCC)feature.


Ans.(c). Recycle Bin

The files that you delete are put in the Recycle Bin, a holding place for files you no longer need. They are actually not removed from your hard disk until you empty the Recycle Bin.

This means you can retrieve files you deleted in error, if you have not already removed them from the Recycle Bin. However, this also means that if you eant to free up disk space, you must empty the Recycle Bin periodically.


Ans.(d). Start Menu

Using the Start button, you can accomplish almost any task. You can start programs, open documents, customize your system, get help, serch for items on your computer, and more. Some commands on the Start Menu have right-facing arrow which means additional choices are avialable on a secondary menu. if you place your pointer over an item with an arrow, another menu appears.


Ans.(e). Taskbar

This is a bar that is usually found at the bottom of your screen. Taskbar hosts start button, clock and the buttons corresponding to all open windows.

Buttons on the taskbar show you which windows are open, even if some windows are minimized or hidden beneath another window. You can easily switch to a different window by clicking its taskbar button.


Ans.(f). Help

Opens Windows Help, where you can browse and search Help topics about using Windows and your computer.

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