Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The Windows XP Desktop
WIN 21
To Delete a Desktop Icon by Right-Dragging
Sometimes, you will want to remove an icon from the desktop. One method to remove an icon from the desktop
is to right-drag the icon to the Recycle Bin icon on the desktop. Right-drag means you point to an item, hold down the
right mouse button, move the item to the desired location, and then release the right mouse button. When you
rightdrag an object, a shortcut menu is displayed. The shortcut menu contains commands specifi cally for use with the object
being dragged. The following steps delete the My Computer icon by right-dragging the icon to the Recycle Bin icon. A
dialog box is displayed whenever Windows XP needs to supply information to you or wants you to enter information or
select among several options. The Confi rm Delete dialog box is used in the following steps.
1
Point to the My Computer icon
on the desktop, hold down the
right mouse button, drag the My
Computer icon over the Recycle
Bin icon, and then release the right
mouse button to display a shortcut
menu (Figure 1–28).
My Computer
icon
Recycle Bin is an area
on the hard disk that
contains all the items
you have deleted; you
can recover deleted
items before emptying
the Recycle Bin
shortcut menu
Move Here
command
Cancel button will terminate
the operation and reset
anything you have done
Figure 1–28
2
Click Move Here on the shortcut
menu to close the shortcut menu
and display the Confi rm Delete
dialog box (Figure 1–29).
Why should I right-drag instead of
simply dragging?
Although you can move icons by
dragging with the primary (left)
mouse button and by right-dragging
with the secondary (right) mouse
button, it is strongly suggested you
right-drag because a shortcut menu
appears and, in most cases, you
can specify the exact operation you
want to occur. When you drag using
the left mouse button, a default
operation takes place and that
operation may not be the operation
you intended to perform.
question
Confi rm Delete
dialog box
message
Yes button
No button
terminates
operation
3
Click the Yes button to delete the My
Computer icon and close the Confi rm Delete dialog box.
Figure 1–29
Other Ways
1. Drag icon to Recycle Bin
2. Right-click icon, click
Delete, click Yes button
 
Search JabSto ::




Custom Search