The Desktop

Learn how to use the Windows 98 desktop in this free lesson.

Getting started

The opening screen of Windows 98 is called the desktop. This workspace on your computer screen contains:

  • Start button
  • Taskbar
  • Icons or graphical pictures (These represent applications, files, and other parts of your computer system.)

The Start button, Start button in the lower-left corner of your desktop, is one of the most important tools you will use while working with Windows 98. The Start button allows you to open menus and start applications.