Windows 95 launched in 1995 has many new features, considered a significant step forward and an important milestone for Microsoft. After nearly 30 years, some features such as the Start button, Taskbar, trash can… appeared on Windows 95 but are still present on Windows 11 or even versions about to be released today.
Start button on Windows 95 (top left) and later designs. Photo: NobelTech
The Start button is one of the characteristics of the Windows interface design, containing a convenient Menu for users. When it was introduced in 1995, the button was a large steel gray box, containing the Windows 95 icon with the word Start bolded with a black border.
In Windows 95, a gray Taskbar appears in the bottom corner of the screen, the system clock and the task tab of the active window and program.
When a new program or file is opened, its icon will appear in the Taskbar so users can immediately call up that window to display on the screen by clicking on it, saving time and money. operation.
Microsoft adds the feature of sticking programs to the Taskbar to quickly open them in later updates.
In 1995, Windows first had a new trash bin called Recycling Bin (Recycle Bin), which acts as a temporary file, allowing users to check the document files in there before completely deleting them from the computer.