• Directory of Internet terms
  • Desktop — The main workspace in Windows is often referred to as a desktop, which is displayed on the screen that you see when Windows is started. This electronic desktop is a metaphor for the top of a real desktop, where jobs to be done are laid out in different folders symbolised by Icons, i.e. small images. Users open and work with programs by clicking on the icons on the desktop, and they can also store shortcuts to documents or websites there. But see also next entry, Desktop Computer.