The taskbar buttons for running applications and Quick Launch have also been updated for Fitt's law.
Locking the taskbar not only prevents it from being accidentally resized or moved but elements such as Quick launch and other Desk Bands are also locked from being accidentally moved.
Windows XP can be upgraded to Direct X 9.0c (Shader Model 3.0), which later was included in Windows XP SP2.
Links to the My Documents, My Pictures and other special folders are brought to the fore.
The My Computer and My Network Places (Network Neighborhood in Windows 95 and 98) icons were also moved off the Desktop and into the Start menu, making it easier to access these icons while a number of applications are open and so that the desktop remains clean.
It presents the user with a list of common actions and destinations that are relevant to the current directory or file(s) selected.
For instance, when in a directory containing mostly pictures, a set of “Picture tasks” is shown, offering the options to display these pictures as a slide show, to print them, or to go online to order prints.