Background Interface of Windows® XP
Information on the Background Interface for Windows® XP.
Windows® XP is one of the most well-known operating systems from Microsoft®. It provides many user-oriented features and is stable. Windows® XP is available in Home and Professional editions. There is a slight difference in the interface of Windows® XP when compared to the previous versions. In the Background Interface (Bg Interface) of Windows® XP, desktop icons are not present. You will have to have add them if it’s necessary. Another feature of the Background Interface of Windows® XP is the stacking of similar windows in the Taskbar. Even if you open more than one Internet Explorer® window, Windows® XP might show only one tab on the Taskbar. It can highlight programs which have been recently added to the Start Menu. If you are not satisfied with the new look of Windows® XP, you can easily go back to the old look by just changing the theme.
The elements displayed on the Background Interface of Windows® XP system are:
- Start Menu
- Quick Launch Toolbar
- System Tray Icons
Unlike older versions, the Start Menu of Windows® XP consists of two columns. On the right hand side column, you can see icons which were listed as desktop icons in the previous versions. Windows® might keep a list of the recently opened applications, which might be shown on the left side. Internet and e-mail icons are also present on the left side of the Start Menu. You can also change and remove the icons. It is easy to change the look of the Start Menu back to the old look, if you are not comfortable with the new look.
Quick Launch Toolbar
In Windows® XP, you can find a toolbar called the Quick Launch Toolbar in the Taskbar where shortcuts to your favorite programs are displayed. In Windows® XP, default shortcuts for Internet Explorer® and the desktop are also available. You can easily access the programs by clicking on these shortcuts. If you don’t want Windows® XP to show this toolbar, you can disable it.
These are icons are present in the System Tray on the Taskbar, which you can find at the bottom right corner of the screen. These icons provide easy access to certain system functions and hardware devices. Icons for system functions like antivirus settings, modem, volume control, printer, battery status, etc. are displayed on the System Tray. These functions can be accessed or their details can be viewed easily using these icons. Unused icons remain hidden in the System Tray.