Remove and Personalize Desktop
Icons in Windows 2000
If you want to streamline your
desktop and frequently used applications, simply drag a desktop icon to the
Quick Launch portion of the taskbar. The relocated icon appears next to the
other Quick Launch icons (e.g., Internet Explorer, Outlook Express). To remove
the icon that still remains on the desktop, drag it to the Recycle Bin. With
this icon removed from the desktop, there will be one less icon to hunt for when
you need to start a commonly-used program.
Also, if you need to access My
Computer on a regular basis, drag the My Computer icon to the Start button and
you will automatically create a cascading shortcut to My Computer that will
expand to reveal your drives, folders, and files. With Windows 2000
incorporating the use of tool tips, you can also hold your cursor over a
partition in the Start Menu for a moment to view its free space and capacity.
You can execute a file just by single-clicking it in the Start Menu and open a
folder by double-clicking it.