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Lesson 13: Customizing System Settings what the Control Panel is changing or customizing the desktop display changing the date or time changing or customizing mouse settings changing or customizing multimedia devices working with printers installed on your system © CCI Learning Solutions Inc. 1
Using the Control Panel Area to access features to install or customize device settings To access Control Panel: –Click Start, Control Panel –In Explorer, click Computer in the Folders pane, then click in Command bar –In Explorer, click Control Panel in the Folders pane Be sure you fully understand what each option can do and when you might want to use it before attempting any changes –Record original settings before making changes to return to these if changes made do not work Some features can affect how computer works, and may be deactivated and not display in Control Panel © CCI Learning Solutions Inc. 2
Using the Control Panel © CCI Learning Solutions Inc. 3
Using the Control Panel System and Maintenance Maintain system integrity and perform data backups. SecuritySecurity options. Network and Internet Set or modify how system connects to network or Internet, and to share files with others. Hardware and Sound Set up or modify hardware items. ProgramsAccess system management tasks. Mobile PCManage notebook. © CCI Learning Solutions Inc. 4
Using the Control Panel User AccountsSet computer to be used by more than one person. Appearance and Personalization Customize screen with screen savers, desktop backgrounds, and so on. Clock, Language, and Region Change dates, times, currency, or numbers to reflect regional standards or languages. Ease of AccessChange accessibility specifications. Additional Options Set or modify requirements for additional software installed on your machine. © CCI Learning Solutions Inc. 5
Customizing the Desktop Display To change display options: –Click Start, Control Panel, Appearance and Personalization, Personalization –Right-click, click Personalize, click display option to change –If in Classic View, click Personalization © CCI Learning Solutions Inc. 6
Changing the Date and Time Current time displays in notification area –Hover over the time to see screen tip with current date –Date and time settings obtained from battery-operated clock inside computer To view current date and time, click time in notification area © CCI Learning Solutions Inc. 7
Changing the Date and Time To change date or time: –Click Start, Control Panel, Clock, Language, and Region, click Date and Time or Set the time and date –If in Classic View, click Start, Control Panel, Date and Time –Click time in notification area, click Change date and time settings © CCI Learning Solutions Inc. 8 Date and TimeChange existing time and date, or time zone. Additional Clocks Show clocks for additional areas in notification area. Internet TimeSynchronize time with time showing for Internet.
Customizing the Mouse Can customize features for mouse –Options will vary based on type of mouse or pointing device installed To change mouse settings: –Click Start, Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Mouse –Right-click desktop and then click Personalize, Mouse Pointers –If using notebook without mouse, may have additional tab to customize touchpad © CCI Learning Solutions Inc. 9
Customizing the Keyboard Can customize keyboard to suit needs To customize keyboard, click Start, Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Keyboard –Type and number of options may vary depending on type of keyboard installed © CCI Learning Solutions Inc. 10
Changing the Volume If system has sound card and speakers hooked up, appears in notification area –Point at icon to display a screen indicating current volume level –To display volume window, click icon –To adjust volume when playing sounds or to mute any sounds, click icon and drag slider up or down –To change or set more options, click icon and click Mixer © CCI Learning Solutions Inc. 11
Changing the Volume Go to Sound feature in Hardware and Sound area of Control Panel to customize speaker device, adjust volume level or other speaker options Depending on type of microphone, use Recording tab to set up how to record sounds on computer In Sounds tab, can apply sounds to certain Windows events © CCI Learning Solutions Inc. 12
Accessibility Settings If devices installed to assist person with physical disabilities, use Ease of Access option to customize © CCI Learning Solutions Inc. 13
Security Issues Number of settings for security purposes available To activate security options, click Start, Control Panel, Security, Security Center © CCI Learning Solutions Inc. 14
Looking at Printers Software program or Windows sends document to print in background so you can continue to work Once document sent to print, use print queue to check printing status of documents or to cancel print request To view printers available, click Start, Control Panel, and below Hardware and Sound, click Printer © CCI Learning Solutions Inc. 15
Looking at Printers Printer with check mark is default printer; to change: –Select printer and then on Command bar, click –Right-click printer and then click Set as Default Printer To see what is in queue to print: –Select printer and then on Command bar, click –Click printer to view status –Can add printer using, which prompts with screens for each step required to add new printer Each printer slightly different; to check features of printer: –Select printer and then on Command bar, click –Right-click selected printer and click Printing Preferences –Right-click selected printer and click Properties © CCI Learning Solutions Inc. 16
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A Quick Review of Unit 2 – Using Windows 7 Computing Fundamentals © CCI Learning Solutions.
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