Task 3: Opening and Closing a Window



Double-click the My Documents icon.


The contents of this icon are displayed and a button for the window appears on the taskbar.


To close the window, click its Close button.


Windows XP displays all its information in onscreen boxes called windows. To work with any of the information on your computer, you must know how to display (or open) these windows. Most content windows are represented by small pictures called icons. You can double-click an icon to display the contents of the window the icon represents. When you are done working in a window, you can close it.


No Icons on the Desktop

If you don't have the My Documents or My Computer icons on your desktop, you can open these content windows by clicking Start and then clicking the appropriate command (My Documents or My Computer). This opens the window for these icons.