An icon represents in your computer screen an object or a program in your hard drive . For example, the folders you see in your desktop or in open windows are all icons.

Ever since the Macintosh was introduced in 1984, we started seeing our files on computers as icons.

The files you see inside Folders are all these icons. The Trash Can occur between the Macintosh and the recycle bin which is in Windows, they are both icons.

Icons are actually a visual representation of something in your computer. For example, a blue ” e ” represents the Internet Explorer program in your screen.

An icon that looks like a sheet of paper is actually a text document. You can move and drag actual files by clicking Icons on your computer’s hard drive in many different locations.

By double-clicking an application icon, you can open that program. Icons are one of the fundamental features of graphical user interface (GUI). This makes computing more user-friendly so that users can easily enter any text commands to complete anything.

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