Getting Familiar with the Windows XP Window

Familiarize yourself with the Windows XP window in this free lesson.

More Windows XP bars and buttons

The menu bar is the below the title bar. It contains several menus, which let you see a list of commands.

menu bar

Some menu options are followed by ellipsis, or ... Choosing a menu option followed by an ellipses will open a dialog box, which feature helpful tools to help you perform tasks.

Format menu menu

Some Windows XP programs have toolbars across the top of the window. The toolbar buttons allow you to print, cut, paste, and perform other tasks. The options vary depending on the program.


To review taskbar functionality, see Lesson 1.