What's on the desktop screen?
Icons on the desktop
You will have access to the central Filestore @ UCL drives, e.g. N: (personal storage) and S: (department/shared group storage). As well as devices such as removable storage e.g. USBs and CDs that you may be using.
Fig 1 – Computer icon
Internet Explorer icon
This is Microsoft’s web browser software. Mozilla Firefox is also available as an alternative under Start > All Programs > Mozilla Firefox.
Fig 2 – Internet Explorer icon
My Documents icon
This icon gives you quick access to your files on your Filestore @ UCL N: drive. All users will have access to their personal N: drive by default.
Fig 3 – My Documents icon
The Start menu and Quick Launch Bar
Fig 4 – Start menu and quick launch bar
This bar at the bottom of the screen will give you quick access to default programs such as:
- Internet explorer
- File explorer
- Windows Media Player – for playing video and audio files
It also contains the Windows Start menu button which gives you access to your software, applications and other tools. More information on using the start menu can be found on Microsoft’s website
Customising your desktop
There are a series of how to guides available to help you tailor your desktop to your requirements: