Windows 10 Guide Updated: 08/24/18

Desktop

Desktop and Start Menu (Details)

The desktop is, of course, the place where you do all your work (or play!) on a computer or other device.

The desktop has a number of standard components that all have differing properties and serve different functions. If you are unclear on some desktop terminology such as "taskbar", "Notification Area", or "Action Center", the accompanying desktop map may be of some help.

Follow the links below for details on how to get the most out of desktop components:

About the Start Menu

Start Button and Start Button "jumplist"

About the All Apps list

About the taskbar

About the Notification Area and Action Center

Screen resolution

About Virtual Desktop

About Cortana and Search

Saving files on the desktop

Add a second monitor