Computer Icon and their Types

When you turn on the computer for the first time, there you see various types of Graphical Icon, by clicking on which you can run various software and programs. 

Computer Icons And Their Types
Use of icons started - History Of Computer Icons
Initially, Icon was not used in Computer, it used to work in Computer Console Mode, where only the command given by the keyboard was present. At present the computer does not look like it was used. Mouse was not used. Systems were quite different from the operating systems of today, they were based on the Operating System (CUI) i.e. Character User Interface like MS DOS

But since Graphical User Interface ie GUI Based Operating System came, Icon started being used in them. Microsoft's first GUI Based Operating System was released in Windows 1.0 1985, after that it was fully used in Window 95, 98. In which you could operate the computer with the help of a mouse, which had different Icon for different application software -

What is an icon ?
Icon is a Graphical object used to represent a Software, Application, Folder, File etc. in a computer. All these Icon have different functions. Let's know the different types of computers and about them -
  • System icon (System Icon)
  • Program icon
  • Shortcut icon

System icon (System Icon)

System Icon Desktop is displayed on the left in the screen, which is automated creator by operating system. System Icon has different functions. Let's know about System Icon and their function.

My Computer Icon
What is My Computer - On the top of My Computer Icon Desktop is given in the left when you click on it, then Windows Explorer opens in which all the resources related to the computer like Hard Disk Drive Partition, My Document, Music Folder, Picture In addition to Folder, Network Drive, Share Folder are visible.

Along with this, if you have connected a USB drive to a computer, have a CD or DVD Rom Connect, then it is also visible to you there, since all these are generated by the Icon System, so by doing any type of sparring with them There may be data loss. These Icon should not be deleted or formatted. These Icon are very important Icon

What is my document
My Document Icon
When you click on this Icon, here shows the Save Documents in your computer, By Default on behalf of the system, My Document has been set to save any file.

What is my network place
If your computer is connected to a network, then here you will see the name of each server and computer of your work group. If someone has been connected to the Media Drive Network, then it will also be visible to you as soon as you click on the computer's name. Connected Shared Folder and Shared Printer Device will also be visible

Internet Explorer
By Default Internet Explorer, currently known as Microsoft Edge, is provided by Microsoft Windows as the Default Internet Browser that you can use for Internet Surfing. 

Recycle Bin
What is a Recycle Bin - A very important Icon created by the Recycle Bin Operating System is when you delete a file or Folder from your computer, the Recycle Bin keeps these Deleted Files and Folders inside. Actually it is kept in Office Paper Basket Looks like


If you wish, the files and folders you delete can be retrieved from the Recycle Bin, for this, you have to click on the Icon of the Recycle Bin and retrieve as many files or Folders. It is restored by right clicking on it. Before emptying the Recycle Bin, make sure that there is no file that you need because the file from the Recycle Bin cannot be retrieved after Folder Delete.

Shortcut Icon
Shortcut Icon looks exactly like a normal Icon, but a small Icon is made on the lower right corner which indicates that it is not the original Icon. It is a shortcut. Suppose you have saved a file somewhere in the computer To open you have to go to Drive again and again, but if you create that original file on Shortcut Desktop
Then all you have to do is click on the desktop shortcut and you will get to that file. It shows the address of the main location of the shortcut file, it is not the original file. Whether you delete the shortcut or understand that the original file is deleted, but it is not.

Program, Folder and Document Icon
Many Basic Program and System Icon File and Folder are created directly on Desktop. There is a small difference in Shortcut and Basic Icon that there is no Arrow below them. Deleting these Program or Folder will delete the original file. So, before deleting such file and Folder Icon created on Desktop, check once if it is the original file.

Start Button Icon
In Microsoft Windows, the Start Button is given with the Windows logo in the Taskbar on which the Start Menu opens on clicking.

Where all the programs and application displays of the computer are there, as well as options are given in the Start Menu to Shutdown, Restart and Log Off the Computer, Start Button is also generated from the system.

Taskbar Icon
At the very bottom of the desktop, there is a strip called Taskbar when a program is run, its Icon is visible to us in the Taskbar, as well as minimizing the program, the Icon of the program remains in the Taskbar, by clicking on it Restore can be done, in addition, the Icon of some selected programs can be pinned to the Taskbar so that the program can be run directly from the Taskbar even after the window of other programs is opened.

Quick Launch bar Icon
In Taskbar, the right side watch has an Icon set called Quick Launch Icon. This Icon consists of programs that always run in the background in the system. It contains Antivirus Program, Graphics Program, Volume Icon, Network icon etc. The system selects itself

Hope you have understood what are Icons and what are the functions of different types of Icon, what is the difference between Shortcut and Icon and how they work. If you have liked this information, then definitely do it with your friends. Have a nice day. 






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