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Power Point Lesson 08 P1


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Power Point Lesson 08 P1

  1. 1. Computing Fundamentals Module Lesson 8 — Changing Settings and Customizing the Desktop Computer Literacy BASICS
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Understand the settings on the Control Panel. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply a predefined theme to the desktop. </li></ul><ul><li>Change the Windows desktop background. </li></ul><ul><li>Customize the icons on the desktop. </li></ul><ul><li>Clean up your desktop. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives (cont.) <ul><li>Explain what a shortcut is and how it is used. </li></ul><ul><li>Create and delete shortcuts. </li></ul><ul><li>Assign a shortcut key to a shortcut. </li></ul><ul><li>Add a program to the Quick Launch bar. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Vocabulary <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Control Panel </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop shortcuts </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop theme </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>My Computer </li></ul><ul><li>My Documents </li></ul><ul><li>My Network Places </li></ul><ul><li>Shortcut </li></ul><ul><li>Shortcut </li></ul><ul><li>Wizard </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Control Panel <ul><li>You open the Control Panel by selecting it on the Start menu. </li></ul><ul><li>In Category view (the default view), the Control Panel window has two panes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The right pane has nine categories you can pick to change settings and display options. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Control Panel: Category View
  7. 7. Changing Control Panel Settings <ul><li>Many settings can be configured using the Control Panel. </li></ul><ul><li>You change settings by selecting a category and then a task or Control Panel icon. </li></ul><ul><li>You then customize the settings using the Wizard or dialog box that opens. </li></ul><ul><li>On a networked computer, you may not be allowed to change all Control Panel settings. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Control Panel Categories <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Network and Internet Connections: Create a small office or home network; change network, Internet, and phone settings. </li></ul><ul><li>Add or Remove Programs: Install, change, or remove software and Windows components; see a list of installed software; control access to certain programs. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Control Panel Categories (cont.) <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Control Panel Categories (cont.) <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>User Accounts: Change user accounts and passwords; change a user’s e-mail profile. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Control Panel Categories (cont.) <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility Options: Adjust hardware and operating system settings for users with vision, hearing, and mobility disabilities. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Customizing the Desktop <ul><li>You can change the appearance of the Windows desktop via the Control Panel. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click the Start button and then click Control Panel. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select the Appearance and Themes category and then click the Display Control Panel icon. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Display Properties dialog box contains several tabs that can be accessed to change your desktop’s appearance and behavior. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Display Properties Dialog Box Theme name Example of current theme Display Properties tabs
  14. 14. Display Properties Tabs <ul><li>Themes tab: Lets you assign predefined themes including icons, fonts, colors, and other elements to your desktop. </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop tab: Offers pictures and graphics you can use as a background for the desktop. </li></ul><ul><li>Screen Saver tab: Selects a screen saver to use. </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance tab: Controls fonts and colors for various screen elements. </li></ul><ul><li>Settings tab: Sets resolution and color settings for your computer monitor. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Selecting a Desktop Theme <ul><li>Click the Themes tab of the Display Properties dialog box. </li></ul><ul><li>Open the drop-down menu below the word Theme to see a list of available themes. </li></ul><ul><li>Select one and that theme will appear in the example window. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Apply to set the new theme. </li></ul>The Theme drop-down menu on the Themes tab in the Display Properties dialog box lists the available desktop themes.
  16. 16. Setting a New Background <ul><li>You can change the background for a theme by clicking the Desktop tab and selecting a new background from the available choices. </li></ul><ul><li>You can set various options for the background using the Position drop-down list box. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Icons on Your Desktop <ul><li>Click the Customize Desktop button on the Desktop tab of the Display Properties dialog box to define which icons should appear on your desktop. </li></ul><ul><li>Commonly used icons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My Documents: Personal folder to save files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Computer: Displays the contents of your computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Network Places: Lists all computers on your network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer: Fast, personalized Web browser </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. Customizing a Toolbar <ul><li>The Standard toolbar is the row of buttons below the menu bar on most windows. </li></ul><ul><li>Other toolbars appear if you select them in the Toolbars submenu of the View menu. </li></ul><ul><li>You can change the buttons that appear on any toolbar using the Customize Toolbar dialog box. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Customizing a Toolbar (cont.) <ul><li>Click on the View menu and then select the Toolbars option. (The right-pointing arrow tells you a submenu will open.) </li></ul><ul><li>Select the Customize option on the Toolbars submenu to open the Customize Toolbar dialog box. </li></ul>