Getting Familiar with the Windows XP Window

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


The scroll bar appears at the right side or the bottom of a window when all information in that window cannot be seen at the same time. Use the scroll bar to view hidden information.

The scroll bar features scroll arrows that allow you to move easily through a document. It's especially convenient when viewing a long document.

Word window with scroll bar labeled

To scroll:

  • Click the up arrow button arrow to scroll up.
  • Click the scroll down button arrow to scroll down.
  • Click the up double arrow arrows to scroll up one page at a time.
  • Click the down double arrow arrows to scroll down one page at a time.
  • Click the scroll to browse button to open a browse menu.


  • Click and drag the scroll bars to view your document.