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1 Microsoft Windows Vista Chapter 5 Personalize Your Work Environment

2 Objectives Create, save, and delete a desktop theme Change the desktop background View sound settings Change mouse pointers Change the screen saver 2 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

3 Objectives Add icons to the desktop Unlock, move, hide, and resize the taskbar Add, resize, and remove a toolbar on the taskbar Add and remove a shortcut on a toolbar 3 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

4 Objectives Launch an application from a toolbar Use the Address toolbar to display folder content and search the Internet Customize the Start menu and notification area Change folder options and restore default folder options 4 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

5 Plan Ahead Determine the permissions you have on the computer you will be using Find out if you have access to the sample files installed with Windows Vista Determine whether you have Internet access 5 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

6 Opening the Personalization Window Right-click an open area of the desktop to display the shortcut menu Click the Personalize command to open the Personalization window 6 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

7 Opening the Personalization Window 7 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

8 Viewing the Current Theme Click the Theme link in the Personalization window to open the Theme Settings dialog box Write down the name of the theme being used for future reference Click the Cancel button to close the Theme Settings dialog box without making changes 8 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

9 Viewing the Current Theme 9 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

10 Changing the Color of Windows Click the Window Color and Appearance link to open the Window Color and Appearance window Click the Red option to change the color of the windows to red 10 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

11 Changing the Color of Windows 11 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

12 Changing the Color Intensity Click and drag the slider on the Color intensity bar all the way to the right to increase the color intensity to its maximum value 12 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

13 Changing the Color Intensity 13 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

14 Showing the Color Mixer Click the Show color mixer button to display the color mixer 14 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

15 Showing the Color Mixer 15 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

16 Viewing Classic Appearance Settings Click the Open classic appearance properties for more color options link to display the Appearance Settings dialog box 16 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

17 Viewing Classic Appearance Settings 17 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

18 Viewing the Advanced Appearance Settings 18 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques Click the Advanced button to display the Advanced Appearance dialog box

19 Viewing the Advanced Appearance Settings 19 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

20 Closing the Advanced Appearance and Appearance Settings Dialog Boxes Click the Close button to close the Advanced Appearance dialog box Click the Close button to close the Appearance Settings dialog box 20 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

21 Closing the Advanced Appearance and Appearance Settings Dialog Boxes 21 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

22 Opening the Desktop Background Window Click the Desktop Background link to open the Desktop Background window 22 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

23 Opening the Desktop Background Window 23 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

24 Changing the Desktop Background to a Video Click the Location drop-down list button to display the list of location options Click the Public Videos option to select the Public Videos folder Click the Browse button to open the Browse dialog box Double-click the Sample Videos folder icon to open the Sample Videos folder Click the Butterfly video icon to select the Butterfly video 24 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

25 Changing the Desktop Background to a Video 25 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques Click the Open button to set the Butterfly video as the desktop background Click the OK button to return to the Personalization window Click the Minimize button to minimize the Personalization window and view the new desktop background

26 Changing the Desktop Background to a Video Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 26

27 Changing the Screen Saver Click the Personalization button on the taskbar to restore the Personalization window Click the Screen Saver link to display the Screen Saver Settings dialog box Click the Screen saver drop-down list button to display the list of installed screen savers Click the Photos list item to select the Photos screen saver 27 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

28 Changing the Screen Saver 28 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

29 Changing the Screen Saver Settings and Previewing the Screen Saver Click the Settings button to display the Photos Screen Saver Settings dialog box If necessary, click the Use pictures and videos from option button Click the Browse button to display the Browse For Folder dialog box Click and drag the scroll box down to display the Public folder Click the Public folder to expand it 29 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

30 Changing the Screen Saver Settings and Previewing the Screen Saver 30 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques Click the Public Pictures folder to expand it Click the Sample Pictures folder to select it Click the OK button to add the Sample Pictures folder to the Photos screen saver Click the Save button to save the changes and return to the Screen Saver Settings dialog box Click the Preview button to preview the screen saver Move the mouse to exit the preview Click the OK button to return to the Personalization window

31 Changing the Screen Saver Settings and Previewing the Screen Saver Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 31

32 Viewing the Sound Settings Click the Sounds link in the Personalization window to open the Sound dialog box After viewing the Sounds settings, click the Cancel button to close the Sound dialog box without making changes 32 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

33 Viewing the Sound Settings 33 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

34 Changing the Mouse Pointers 34 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques Click the Mouse Pointers link in the Personalization window to display the Mouse Properties dialog box Click the Schemes drop-down list button in the Scheme area to display the list of schemes Click the Windows Aero (extra large) (system scheme) list item to change the mouse pointers to extra large Click the OK button to save the changes

35 Changing the Mouse Pointers 35 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

36 Saving a Desktop Theme 36 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques Click the Theme link in the Personalization window to open the Theme Settings dialog box Click the Save As button to display the Save As dialog box Type SC Theme in the File name text box to enter the name for the theme Click the Save button in the Save As dialog box to save the SC Theme

37 Saving a Desktop Theme 37 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

38 Switching to a Different Desktop Theme 38 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques Click the Theme drop-down list button to display a list of themes Click the Windows Vista list item to select the theme Click the Apply button to change to the Windows Vista theme Notice the changes in the desktop theme

39 Switching to a Different Desktop Theme Click the Theme drop-down list button to display a list of themes Click the SC Theme list item to select the theme Click the Apply button to change to the SC Theme Click the OK button to close the Theme Settings dialog box 39 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

40 Switching to a Different Desktop Theme Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 40

41 Viewing Display Settings 41 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques Click the Display Settings link to display the Display Settings dialog box After viewing the display settings, click the Cancel button to close the Display Settings dialog box without making any changes

42 Viewing Display Settings 42 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

43 Adding Desktop Icons 43 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques Click the Change desktop icons link to display the Desktop Icon Settings dialog box Click the Computer check box to configure Windows to show the Computer desktop icon Click the OK button to apply the changes and close the Desktop Icon Settings dialog box Click the Minimize button on the Personalization window to minimize the window and view the desktop icon changes

44 Adding Desktop Icons 44 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

45 Deleting a Saved Desktop Theme 45 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques Click the Personalization button on the taskbar to restore the Personalization window Click the Theme link to display the Theme Settings dialog box If necessary, click the Theme drop-down list button and then select SC Theme to make sure that it is selected Click the Delete button to delete the SC Theme

46 Deleting a Saved Desktop Theme Click the Theme drop-down list button to display the list of themes Click the theme that you wrote down to restore the original desktop theme Click the OK button to apply the theme 46 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

47 Deleting a Saved Desktop Theme Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 47

48 Removing a Standard Desktop Icon Click the Change desktop icons link to display the Desktop Icon Settings dialog box Click the Computer check box to remove the Computer icon from the desktop Click the OK button to save and apply the changes Click the Close button on the Personalization window to close the Personalization window and to view the desktop icon changes 48 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

49 Removing a Standard Desktop Icon 49 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

50 Unlocking the Taskbar Right-click an open area of the taskbar to display a shortcut menu Click the Lock the Taskbar command to remove the check mark and unlock the taskbar 50 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

51 Unlocking the Taskbar 51 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

52 Moving the Taskbar Click an open area on the taskbar to select the taskbar Drag the taskbar to the top of the desktop to position the taskbar at the top of the desktop Drag the taskbar to the left to position the taskbar on the left side of the desktop Drag the taskbar to the right side of the desktop to position the taskbar on the right of the desktop Drag the taskbar back to the bottom of the desktop to return the taskbar to its original location 52 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

53 Moving the Taskbar 53 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

54 Locking the Taskbar Right-click an open area of the taskbar to display the shortcut menu Click the Lock the Taskbar command on the shortcut menu to lock the taskbar 54 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

55 Locking the Taskbar 55 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

56 Hiding and Redisplaying the Taskbar Right-click an open area on the taskbar to display the shortcut menu Click the Properties command to display the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box Click the Auto-hide the taskbar check box to select it Click the Apply button to apply the Auto-hide feature Point to the top edge (thin horizontal line) of the taskbar to display the taskbar Click the Auto-hide the taskbar check box in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box to deselect the option Click the OK button to apply the changes and close the dialog box 56 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

57 Hiding and Redisplaying the Taskbar 57 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

58 Placing a Shortcut on a Toolbar Display the Start menu Click and drag (without releasing the mouse) the Help and Support command to the Quick Launch toolbar until a vertical divider line displays to the right of the Show Desktop shortcut Release the mouse button to add the Help and Support shortcut to the Quick Launch toolbar 58 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

59 Placing a Shortcut on a Toolbar 59 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

60 Launching an Application on a Toolbar Using the Double Chevron 60 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques Click the double chevron on the Quick Launch toolbar to display a list of hidden shortcut icons Click the Windows Media Player command to launch Windows Media Player Click the Close button to close Windows Media Player

61 Launching an Application on a Toolbar Using the Double Chevron 61 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

62 Unlocking the Taskbar 62 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques Right-click an open area of the taskbar to display a shortcut menu Click the Lock the Taskbar command on the shortcut menu to unlock the taskbar

63 Unlocking the Taskbar 63 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

64 Resizing the Taskbar 64 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques Point to the top edge of the taskbar until a two- headed arrow displays Click and hold the left mouse button to select the taskbar Drag the top edge of the taskbar toward the top of the desktop until the taskbar on your desktop displays all of the shortcuts on the Quick Launch toolbar

65 Resizing the Taskbar 65 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

66 Returning the Taskbar to Its Original Size Point to the top edge of the taskbar until a two- headed arrow displays Click and hold the left mouse button to select the taskbar Drag the top edge of the taskbar downward until the taskbar is back to its normal size 66 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

67 Returning the Taskbar to Its Original Size 67 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

68 Resizing a Toolbar Point to the dotted vertical bar to the right of the Quick Launch toolbar until a horizontal double- headed arrow displays Click and hold the left mouse button to select the dotted vertical bar Drag the dotted vertical bar to the right along the taskbar until the Windows Media Player icon is displayed on the Quick Launch toolbar 68 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

69 Resizing a Toolbar 69 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

70 Removing a Shortcut from a Toolbar and Resizing a Toolbar Right-click the Help and Support icon on the Quick Launch toolbar to display a shortcut menu Click the Delete command on the shortcut menu to delete the Help and Support shortcut Click the Yes button in the Delete File dialog box to confirm that you wish to delete the shortcut Click and drag the dotted vertical bar to the right of the Quick Launch toolbar, moving it to the left along the taskbar to return the Quick Launch toolbar to its original size 70 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

71 Removing a Shortcut from a Toolbar and Resizing a Toolbar 71 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

72 Adding a Toolbar to the Taskbar 72 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques Right-click an open area of the taskbar to display a shortcut menu Point to the Toolbars command to display the Toolbars submenu Click the Address command to add the Address toolbar to the taskbar

73 Adding a Toolbar to the Taskbar 73 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

74 Expanding a Toolbar Double-click the dotted vertical bar on the left side of the Address toolbar to expand the Address toolbar 74 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

75 Expanding a Toolbar 75 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

76 Locking the Taskbar Right-click an open area of the taskbar to display the shortcut menu Click the Lock the Taskbar command on the shortcut menu to lock the taskbar 76 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

77 Displaying the Contents of a Folder Using the Address Toolbar 77 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques Type c:\windows in the Address box to specify the folder to be opened Click the Go button to open the folder If necessary, click the Maximize button to maximize the Windows folder window After viewing the folder, click the Close button to close the window

78 Displaying the Contents of a Folder Using the Address Toolbar 78 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

79 Displaying a Web Page Using the Address Toolbar Click the text in the Address box to select it Type in the Address box to enter the address for the Microsoft Web page Click the Go button to open the Microsoft Web page in the Internet Explorer Web browser window. If necessary, maximize the window After viewing the Web page, click the Close button to close Internet Explorer 79 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

80 Displaying a Web Page Using the Address Toolbar 80 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

81 Searching for Information on the Internet Using the Address Toolbar Click the Address box Type national weather in the Address box to specify the search keywords Click the Go button to search the Internet After viewing the search results, close Internet Explorer 81 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

82 Searching for Information on the Internet Using the Address Toolbar 82 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

83 Removing a Toolbar from the Taskbar Right-click an open area on the taskbar to display a shortcut menu Point to Toolbars on the shortcut menu to display the Toolbars submenu Click Address on the Toolbars submenu to remove the Address toolbar 83 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

84 Removing a Toolbar from the Taskbar 84 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

85 Setting the Notification Behavior of a Notification Item Right-click an open area in the notification area to display a shortcut menu Click the Customize Notification Icons command to display the Customize Notification Icons dialog box Click the Behavior setting next to the Windows Live Messenger icon to display the Behavior list Click the Hide setting in the Behavior list to hide the Windows Live Messenger all of the time Click the OK button in the Customize Notification Icons dialog box to close the dialog box Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 85

86 Setting the Notification Behavior of a Notification Item Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 86

87 Restoring the Default Notification Behaviors Right-click an open area in the notification area to display the shortcut menu Click the Customize Notification Icons command on the shortcut menu to display the Customize Notification Icons dialog box Click the Default Settings button in the Customize Notifications dialog box to display the Hide when inactive behavior to the right of each current or past item Click the OK button to close the Customize Notification Icons dialog box Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 87

88 Restoring the Default Notification Behaviors Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 88

89 Displaying the Computer Command as a Menu Right-click the Start button to display a shortcut menu Click the Properties command to open the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box Click the Customize button to open the Customize Start Menu dialog box In the customize list, click the Display as a menu option under the Computer heading to change the Computer command to look and behave like a menu Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 89

90 Displaying the Computer Command as a Menu Click the OK button in the Customize Start Menu dialog box to close the dialog box Click the OK button in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box to close the dialog box Display the Start menu Point to the Computer command to display the Computer menu Click an open area of the desktop to close the Start menu Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 90

91 Displaying the Computer Command as a Menu Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 91

92 Setting the Number of recent Programs to Display Right-click the Start button to display the shortcut menu Click the Properties command to open the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box Click the Customize button to open the Customize Start Menu dialog box Click the Number of recent programs to display menu box up arrow until the number 12 is displayed Click the OK button in the Customize Start Menu dialog box to close the dialog box Click the OK button in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box to close the dialog box Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 92

93 Setting the Number of recent Programs to Display Display the Start menu Close the Start menu Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 93

94 Setting the Number of recent Programs to Display Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 94

95 Resetting the Default Settings of the Start Menu Right-click the Start button to display the shortcut menu Click the Properties command to open the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box Click the Customize button to open the Customize Start Menu dialog box Click the Use Default Settings button to reset the Start menu to default settings Click the OK button in the Customize Start Menu dialog box to close the dialog box Click the OK button in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box to close the dialog box Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 95

96 Resetting the Default Settings of the Start Menu Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 96

97 Displaying the Folder Options Dialog Box Display the Start menu Click the Computer command to display the Computer folder window Click the Organize button in the Computer folder window to display the Organize menu Click the Folder and Search Options command to display the Folder Options dialog box Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 97

98 Displaying the Folder Options Dialog Box Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 98

99 Selecting the Open Each Folder in Its Own Window Option Click the Open each folder in its own window option to select it Click the OK button to apply the changes and close the Folder Options dialog box Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 99

100 Selecting the Open Each Folder in Its Own Window Option Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 100

101 Opening a Folder in Its Own Window Double-click the Local Disk (C:) icon in the Computer folder window to display the Local Disk (C:) folder in its own window Click the Close button in the Local Disk (C:) window to close the window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 101

102 Opening a Folder in Its Own Window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 102

103 Restoring the Folder Options to the Default Folder Options Click the Organize button in the Computer folder window to display the Organize menu Click the Folder and Search Options command to display the Folder Options dialog box Click the Restore Defaults button to restore the folder defaults Click the OK button to close Folder Options dialog box, and then click the Close button to close the Computer folder window Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 103

104 Restoring the Folder Options to the Default Folder Options Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 104

105 Logging Off from and Shutting Down the Computer On the Start menu, click the Shutdown options button, and then click the Log Off command to log off from the computer On the Welcome screen, click the Shut Down button to turn off the computer Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques 105

106 Summary Create, save, and delete a desktop theme Change the desktop background View sound settings Change mouse pointers Change the screen saver 106 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

107 Summary Add icons to the desktop Unlock, move, hide, and resize the taskbar Add, resize, and remove a toolbar on the taskbar Add and remove a shortcut on a toolbar 107 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

108 Summary Launch an application from a toolbar Use the Address toolbar to display folder content and search the Internet Customize the Start menu and notification area Change folder options and restore default folder options 108 Microsoft Windows Vista: Concepts and Techniques

109 Microsoft Windows Vista Chapter 5 Complete 109


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