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This screen shot shows the Windows 1.01 version of Notepad. It has
a very small fixed sized text buffer, 16k or so, and therefore can only
open small text files.
This version of Notepad even shows how much space is free in its text
Note the icons at the bottom of the screen. This is a special program
icon area that is reserved for minimized programs. Double clicking one
will display the program's window. Program icons can not be moved from
this special icon area, nor can windows cover this area unless one is running
in "zoomed" mode.
In Windows 2.x and 3.x, minimized icons can roam around anywhere on
the screen, and can easily be covered by a program window. This made the
task bar in Windows 95 look like a revolutionary breakthrough in the way
windows are managed. Compared to the icon area of Windows 1.x, the task
bar looks only like a modification.
This screen shot shows Notepad in a "zoomed" state, taking up the full
Here, The Windows 1.x calculator and the Windows clipboard demonstrates
the ability of Windows to share data between applications.
Now the data is being pasted in to Microsoft Paint.
This version of Paint is only capable of monochrome graphics and saves
files in an .MSP format.