Windows® 7 Desktop Icons
Microsoft has introduced many improved features in Windows 7 and remain more focused this time, with the goal to make Windows 7 more compatible and user friendly. Adding to a list of convenience, enhanced desktop is included for better performance.
Windows 7 desktop consists of taskbar, a background image, gadgets and icons. Microsoft has made a remarkable change in taskbar, introduced attractive background themes, you can display gadgets on the screen and place icons on the desktop which you want to place in the background.
You can display additional desktop icons in Windows 7. The Windows 7 desktop starts with Recycle Bin desktop icon. In addition to Recycle Bin icon, few more icons can be added to your Windows 7 desktop.
The following icons can be added to your Windows 7 desktop:
Computer: To open your Computer window. It shows all the drives and components connected to your computer.
User's Files: To open your Document window. It shows all the document files on your computer.
Network: To open the Network window. It shows all the computers on your local area network.
Control Panel: To open the Control panel. It allows you to customize all sorts of computer settings.
If you want to add any or all of these desktop icons, follow the below given steps:
1. Right click somewhere on the desktop background and from the appeared shortcut menu choose Personalize.
2. In the appeared Personalization window, click the Change Desktop Icons link in the Navigation pane to open the Desktop Icon Settings dialog box.
3. Click the check boxes for all the desktop Icons you want to appear on the Windows 7 desktop.
4. To close the Desktop Icon settings, click OK and then click the Close button in the upper-right corner of the Personalization window.