Switching Between Windows

When working in Windows 98 switching between windows is easy. Just follow the instructions provided in this free lesson.

Switching between windows

As you know, Windows 98 allows you to have more than one application open at the same time. It also allows you to easily move between open applications. The application you select becomes the active window. When a window is active on the desktop, its title bar is blue. When a window is inactive, the title bar is gray.

To switch between applications:

  • Click Start.
  • Choose ProgramsactionAccessories.
  • Open Notepad.
  • Open Calculator.
  • Open Paint.
  • Click any part of the Notepad window on the desktop.
  • Click any part of the Calculator window on the desktop.
  • Click any part of the Paint window on the desktop.
OR
  • Click the Notepad button on the taskbar.
  • Click the Calculator button on the taskbar.
  • Click the Paint button on the taskbar.

Important PointIn the example below, the Calculator window is active.

Several windows open on the desktop, Calculator window is in front.