Customizing the Desktop

Learn about Windows 98 desktop customization in this free lesson.

The Active Desktop

The Active Desktop allows you to customize your desktop, switch between files, launch programs, and keep up with the lastest sports, news, weather, and more by integrating the Web and your desktop. We will only explore one aspect of the Active Desktop in this lesson: the single-click option.

When the Active Desktop option is activated, you can single-click an icon to open a program or document. The icons are underlined like links on a webpage.


My Documents icon

Important PointWhen the Active Desktop is on, the mouse pointer becomes an upward-pointing hand when you move it over an icon on the desktop.


My Documents on the Active Desktop