Checking Out the Desktop
The desktop is what you see when you first start your computer and Windows XP. The desktop provides access to all the programs and files on your computer. Here’s a quick overview of what you see:
The desktop is the background area. Think of this area as your computer “desk.” You can place handy tools on the desktop.
You can change the appearance of the desktop by selecting a different set of colors or using a picture for the background. See Chapter 13, “Customizing Windows XP,” for more information.