Functionality of Windows® Vista® Start Bar
What are the features of Windows Vista Start Bar and how to customize the Start Bar?
The Windows Vista Operating System provides stylish look and comes with improved visual effects. You could change the font in Windows Vista Operating System and this might not affect the program font in your system. Windows Vista is an upgraded version of the Windows XP operating system and it is to be used for personal home and business desktop computer, laptop etc. Windows Vista increases the level of communication between machines on a home network. Windows Vista is an attractive Operating System which has the built-in accessibility settings which help users to use the computer efficiently. The Windows Vista comes with useful features such as, speech recognition, keyboard shortcut keys, ease of access center and visual effects.
Following are the features and functionalities of Windows Vista Start Bar and tips to customize the Start Bar:
- Functionality of Start Bar
- Features of Start Bar
- Tips to customize the Start Bar
Functionality of Start Bar
Start Bar is placed on the graphical user interface. This Start Bar comes with new features. It is a long horizontal bar which helps to monitor and run the applications in computer. You could right-click 'Start' button or the 'Taskbar' and select the 'Properties' command. Then, open 'Control Panel', select 'Appearance and Personalization', and then click the 'Taskbar and Start Menu' icon. The taskbar shows the applications which are currently running on the system and it also includes the icons of common utilities.
Features of Start Bar
One of the features of the Start Bar is that it open shortcuts such as Windows Explorer, Microsoft Word etc. It helps to access the programs displayed on the desktop. When the currently going program is minimized, you could easily access these programs from the start bar.
By right-clicking the mouse on the taskbar, you might get a variety of options for customizing the taskbar. You might unlock the taskbar to adjust its on-screen size. By enabling Quick Launch in your taskbar, you might easily and quickly open the applications. In order to prevent any changes, you might use the ‘lock the taskbar’ option.