Presentation on theme: "The Control Panel Howard Klein April 20, 2006. Contents Customizing the desktop, mouse & keyboard Controlling PC power usage Task scheduling for computer."— Presentation transcript:
The Control Panel Howard Klein April 20, 2006
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
Customizing the Display Wallpaper vs the ugly blue screen Appearance Themes Settings Screen saver choices My Pictures Slideshow
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.
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.
Windows Security Security Center Task Scheduling: 1.Anti-virus data definitions 2.Virus Scan 3.Windows Update User Accounts and Permissions
Add/Remove H/W & S/W Add/Remove H/W Add/Remove Programs Add/Remove Windows Components The Device Manager