have you wondered what is computer icons and their types? if yes then we are here to help you understand what is it and what are the types of computer icons.
So lets just start.
Icon may be a small graphical representation of a program or file. Once we double-click an icon, the associated file or program are going to be opened.
Icons are a component of GUI operating systems, including Apple macOS X and Microsoft Windows. Icons help users quickly identify the sort of file represented by the icon
Beginning of use of icons – 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 was 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 a Graphical object used to represent a Software, Application, Folder, File etc. in a computer. All these Icon have different functions. Let’s know about different types of computers and about them –
System Icon-Desktop displayed in the left on the screen, which automated creator by operating system. An system has different function for which is works. Let’s know about System Icon and their function.
My Computer Icon!
What My Computer icon- My Computer Icon Desktop given at the top left when you click on it. Then Windows Explorer opens in which all the resources related to Computer. Such as Partition of Hard Disk Drive, 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 also visible to you since all these generated by the Icon System. So by doing any type of sparring with them There may be data loss. These Icon should not 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 set to save any file.
What is my network place
if your computer connected to a network. Then here you will see the name of each server and computer of your work group. A media drive connected to the 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
By Default Internet Explorer, currently known as Microsoft Edge. It is provided by Microsoft Windows. As the Default Internet Browser that you can use for Internet Surfing.
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. In fact it kept in the 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 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 Recycle Bin cannot be retrieved after Folder Delete.
Shortcut Icon looks exactly like a normal Icon. But a small Icon made on the lower right corner which shows 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 shortcut of the desktop. And you will go 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 deleted but it is not.
Program, Folder and Document Icon
Many Basic Program and System Icon File and Folder 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 too. 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 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 the options given in the Start menu to Shutdown, Restart and Log Off the Computer. Start Button also generated from the system.
At the very bottom of the desktop, there’s a strip called Taskbar. When a program 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 itself. By clicking Restore can be done. In addition, the Icon of some selected programs pinned to the Taskbar.
So that the program can be run directly from the Taskbar. Even after the window of other programs 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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