Definition Desktop

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Definition

the desktop (of a computer): the surface of a work desk or table; the screen of a computer that has icons
noun

(a) desktop (computer): (a computer) which sits on a desk or table
adjective

Examples

  • "Now, what you see in front of you is called the "desktop"."
  • "Once rebooted, double-click on Mindmelt icon on desktop."
  • "We use the mouse to move the cursor around on the desktop."
  • "Incidentally, Bob tells me that Jean is progressing nicely and now knows how to change the desktop photo on the computer all by himself!"
  • "Bob : Well yes, but if you look at the screen you can see several icons: they're all located on the "desktop"."
  • "On the desktop there are folders and shortcuts to some important applications, and of course to the hard drive."
  • "Horatio : So, the hard disk is the hard drive on the desktop on the top of the desk with no dust!"

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