Monday, June 16, 2008

Start Button On Computer? Where is the Start Menu?

Posted by Hannah on 9:16 PM

When I started to help some friends and family with their computer skills one of the first questions they asked was, “What is a start button?”

 

That is when I realized I need to slow down, because some of the computer stuff maybe second nature to me!  It hardly is the case with the person I was speaking to.

 

The Start Button and the Start Menu are something you will be using on a regular basis when using your computer.

 

Today’s How-To Guide for the Computer beginning is: What is the start button?  Where is the Start Menu?

 

What is a Start Button




windows-7-start-buttonThis is what the Windows 7 Start Button looks like

 

 

 

vista-start-button

This is the Windows Vista Start Button

 

 



The Geekzone.co.nz had a awesome picture of different start buttons you might see on your computer! Same principal as above!

 

windows-start-buttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is a Start Menu?

When you click on one of the above start buttons?  The START MENU will appear.

windows-7-start-menu

 

 

This would be a Windows 7 Start menu.

 

You would see this AFTER you click the start button.

 

 

 

window-vista-start-menu

 

Vista start menu

Again you see this AFTER you click on the Vista Start Button

 

 

 

 

 

 

xp-start-menu

 

This the same with Windows XP start menu.

 

Notice the cursor clicked on the start button in this picture!

 

 

 

 

windows-98-start-menu

 

 

This is the same principal with older operating systems like Windows 98.

Once you click that start button? You start menu will appear.

 

 

 

 

 

If something is not clear, or you feel something should be added to our lesson? Please feel free to leave your comment or question in section we provided.  Remember!  I can also learn from the computer beginner!


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Thank you for reading out How-To Guide for the Computer Beginner on start button and start menus!!

 

 

 

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

pls help on my computer the bottom bar is gonnen how do i put it back help me pls

Hannah on June 15, 2013 at 6:26 PM said...

Anonymous: I believe you are speaking what the 'task bar'. I don't know what operating system you are working on. Google your operating system (windows 7, vista, etc) and then missing task bar - or disappearing task bar.

For Example if you are using Windows Vista:

Windows Vista Disappearing Task Bar

I guess I should write an article about that, because I have been asked that before.