An Icon is a small image, usually a symbol, used to graphically represent a software program, file, or function on a computer screen. Icons make it easier to recognize and locate items on your computer or features within a program.
Common desktop Icons include on a Computer Desktop are:
+ Personal User Icon: This Icon is refereed as the folder/file of a computer owner/user. It is the default location to store documents, images, videos, downloaded items and much more.
+ Network : This Icon is useful to give you visual indication of network connection status of your computer that you use to connect to wireless network, wired Ethernet network, dial-up or other network connections.
+ The Recycle Bin : The Recycle Bin in used by Windows computers to store deleted items. It temporarily stores files and folders before they are permanently deleted. You can restore the deleted items.
+ Internet Explorer : Internet Explorer (By: Microsoft ) is an Internet browser that allows users to view web pages on the Internet. Users can also use Internet Explorer to listen to and watch streaming content, access online banking, make purchases over the Internet, and much more.
+ Control Panel: The Control Panel is a component of Microsoft Windows that provides the ability to view and change system settings. It consists of a set of applets that include adding or removing hardware and software, controlling user accounts, changing accessibility options, and accessing networking settings.
In next topic, we are discussing, how to organize Desktop Icons.