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  • Computing Fundamentals Module Lesson 8 — Changing Settings and Customizing the Desktop Computer Literacy BASICS
  • Objectives
    • Understand the settings on the Control Panel.
    • Apply a predefined theme to the desktop.
    • Change the Windows desktop background.
    • Customize the icons on the desktop.
    • Clean up your desktop.
  • Objectives (cont.)
    • Explain what a shortcut is and how it is used.
    • Create and delete shortcuts.
    • Assign a shortcut key to a shortcut.
    • Add a program to the Quick Launch bar.
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  • Vocabulary
    • Background
    • Control Panel
    • Desktop shortcuts
    • Desktop theme
    • Internet Explorer
    • My Computer
    • My Documents
    • My Network Places
    • Shortcut
    • Shortcut
    • Wizard
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  • The Control Panel
    • You open the Control Panel by selecting it on the Start menu.
    • In Category view (the default view), the Control Panel window has two panes:
      • The left pane includes a list of tasks you can choose quickly, plus other places you can look for information about the Control Panel and Windows.
      • The right pane has nine categories you can pick to change settings and display options.
  • The Control Panel: Category View
  • Changing Control Panel Settings
    • Many settings can be configured using the Control Panel.
    • You change settings by selecting a category and then a task or Control Panel icon.
    • You then customize the settings using the Wizard or dialog box that opens.
    • On a networked computer, you may not be allowed to change all Control Panel settings.
  • Control Panel Categories
    • Appearance and Themes: Change the background, screen saver, or desktop items; customize the Start menu and taskbar; apply a theme to your display; change the screen display resolution or colors
    • Network and Internet Connections: Create a small office or home network; change network, Internet, and phone settings.
    • Add or Remove Programs: Install, change, or remove software and Windows components; see a list of installed software; control access to certain programs.
  • Control Panel Categories (cont.)
    • Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices: Change speaker volume and other settings for audio and speech devices; change the sound scheme or individual sounds made by the computer.
    • Performance and Maintenance: Enable energy-saving features; compress the data on your hard disk drive; schedule routine maintenance tasks, such as disk cleanup and antivirus checking; find system information.
  • Control Panel Categories (cont.)
    • Printers and Other Hardware: Change settings for printers, keyboard, mouse, game controllers, modems, scanners, and cameras; identify the hardware devices on your computer and determine whether they are running properly.
    • User Accounts: Change user accounts and passwords; change a user’s e-mail profile.
  • Control Panel Categories (cont.)
    • Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options: Change the language your system uses or the date, time, or time zone; change the way numbers, currency, dates, and times are formatted and displayed.
    • Accessibility Options: Adjust hardware and operating system settings for users with vision, hearing, and mobility disabilities.
  • Customizing the Desktop
    • You can change the appearance of the Windows desktop via the Control Panel.
      • Click the Start button and then click Control Panel.
      • Select the Appearance and Themes category and then click the Display Control Panel icon.
    • The Display Properties dialog box contains several tabs that can be accessed to change your desktop’s appearance and behavior.
  • The Display Properties Dialog Box Theme name Example of current theme Display Properties tabs
  • Display Properties Tabs
    • Themes tab: Lets you assign predefined themes including icons, fonts, colors, and other elements to your desktop.
    • Desktop tab: Offers pictures and graphics you can use as a background for the desktop.
    • Screen Saver tab: Selects a screen saver to use.
    • Appearance tab: Controls fonts and colors for various screen elements.
    • Settings tab: Sets resolution and color settings for your computer monitor.
  • Selecting a Desktop Theme
    • Click the Themes tab of the Display Properties dialog box.
    • Open the drop-down menu below the word Theme to see a list of available themes.
    • Select one and that theme will appear in the example window.
    • Click Apply to set the new theme.
    The Theme drop-down menu on the Themes tab in the Display Properties dialog box lists the available desktop themes.
  • Setting a New Background
    • You can change the background for a theme by clicking the Desktop tab and selecting a new background from the available choices.
    • You can set various options for the background using the Position drop-down list box.
    • Windows can use any picture or graphic file as a background. Click the Browse button in the Desktop tab to find the file you want to use.
  • The Icons on Your Desktop
    • Click the Customize Desktop button on the Desktop tab of the Display Properties dialog box to define which icons should appear on your desktop.
    • Commonly used icons:
      • My Documents: Personal folder to save files
      • My Computer: Displays the contents of your computer
      • My Network Places: Lists all computers on your network
      • Internet Explorer: Fast, personalized Web browser
  • The Desktop Items Dialog Box Click a check box to display an icon on the desktop. You can change the icon graphic by selecting the element and clicking the Change Icon button.
  • Customizing a Toolbar
    • The Standard toolbar is the row of buttons below the menu bar on most windows.
    • Other toolbars appear if you select them in the Toolbars submenu of the View menu.
    • You can change the buttons that appear on any toolbar using the Customize Toolbar dialog box.
  • Customizing a Toolbar (cont.)
    • Click on the View menu and then select the Toolbars option. (The right-pointing arrow tells you a submenu will open.)
    • Select the Customize option on the Toolbars submenu to open the Customize Toolbar dialog box.