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The Control Panel Howard Klein April 20, 2006. Contents Customizing the desktop, mouse & keyboard Controlling PC power usage Task scheduling for computer.

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1 The Control Panel Howard Klein April 20, 2006

2 Contents Customizing the desktop, mouse & keyboard Controlling PC power usage Task scheduling for computer security User accounts and privileges Adding and removing H/W and S/W The Device Manager

3 Customizing the Display Wallpaper vs the ugly blue screen Appearance Themes Settings Screen saver choices My Pictures Slideshow

4 The Mouse & Keyboard Mouse button reversal, double click speed, pointer choices. Mouse wheel options Key repeat delay and speed, Cursor blink rate.

5 Computer Power Savings Contemporary computers use watts at idle, watts at high load. In addition the monitor uses 30 (LCD) (CRT ) watts. Power saving options are: Monitor power down, hard disk power down, standby, hibernate, and shutdown.

6 Computer Power (Cont.) For a computer which uses 80 watts at idle, and with a 100 Watt CRT monitor, the annual cost (at ~26 cents/KWH) is: 1.Always on$ CRT & HD power down 1 hr.$ #2 + System Standby after 1 hr.$ #2 + System Hibernate after 1 hr.$ #2 + Power down overnight$120.

7 Windows Security Security Center Task Scheduling: 1.Anti-virus data definitions 2.Virus Scan 3.Windows Update User Accounts and Permissions

8 Add/Remove H/W & S/W Add/Remove H/W Add/Remove Programs Add/Remove Windows Components The Device Manager

9 Questions?


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