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1 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 Chapter 5 Customizing Your Environment Ruth Watson

2 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 2 Objectives Demonstrate how to customize your desktop including  Changing your background  Creating your own background  Using a screen saver  Changing the appearance of icons and other desktop items  Changing the screen resolution  Rearrange desktop icons  Customize the taskbar Demonstrate how to use the Windows Media Player Demonstrate how to use the Sound Recorder Demonstrate how to adjust volume control

3 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 3 Introduction Customizing your computer environment can make work time pleasant, such as:  Changing your screen saver  Changing desktop colors  Changing desktop themes Make windows larger if necessary Change size of your desktop resolution

4 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 4 Important Terms to Understand avi Digital audio Ergonomic MHz midi mp3 Pixel Refresh rate Resolution Streaming wav

5 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 5 Configuring Your Desktop Change Display Properties, such as:  Desktop theme  Desktop background  Customize your own desktop background  Screen Saver  Appearance  Icon Arrangement

6 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 6 Display Properties - Desktop Theme Desktop Themes are preconfigured settings for the background, icons, sounds, and other objects Click on Start, Control Panel, and Appearance and Themes

7 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 7 Display Properties - Desktop Background Desktop Background controls the display color of your desktop (previously called wallpaper) Click on Start, Control Panel, Appearance and Themes

8 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 8 Creating Your Own Desktop Background Save your own graphic as a computer background Click on Start, Control Panel, and Appearance and Themes Browse for the graphic you saved

9 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 9 Additional Desktop Settings The Customize Desktop command lets you:  Change Icons  Set up Desktop Cleanup to remove icons that are not often used

10 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 10 Screen Savers The Screen Save keeps pixels from burning into the screen Many screen save options available, such as:  3D Flowerbox  3D Pipes  Starfield Times can be adjusted Click on Start, Control Panel, and Appearance and Themes

11 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 11 Appearance The Appearance tool allows you to pick a pre-configured scheme for your desktop Click on Start, Control Panel, and Appearance and Themes

12 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 12 Effects The Effects button command under the Appearance tab allows you to customize icons or special effects when you open a menu Click on Start, Control Panel, and Appearance and Themes

13 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 13 Settings The Settings options allows you to reconfigure the screen size and the number of colors displayed Click on Start, Control Panel, and Appearance and Themes

14 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 14 Desktop Icon Arrangement Right click on the desktop to choose options Icons can be left at the Windows default or can be customized, such as by:  Name  Size  Type

15 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 15 Customizing the Taskbar The task bar can be moved anywhere on your screen Point, click, and hold down the left mouse button Drag the taskbar and drop it where you want it

16 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 16 Entertainment Your computer can be used for entertainment, such as:  Listening to music  Steam Media

17 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 17 Windows Media Player The Windows Media Player is used to listen to streaming multimedia, from:  The Internet  A sound file  A Video File Click Start, Accessories and Entertainment This tool may also be available on your Quick Launch toolbar or Additional Toolbar

18 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 18 Sound Recorder The Sound Recorder is a simple way to record short messages  The message can be sent as an attachment or inserted into Word or PowerPoint to play later Click Start, Accessories and Entertainment This tool may also be available on your Quick Launch toolbar or Additional Toolbar

19 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 19 Volume Control The Volume Control lets you adjust sound or mute sound Click Start, Accessories and Entertainment This tool may also be available on your Quick Launch toolbar or Additional Toolbar

20 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 20 Summary Adjusting your computer display may help you work more productively Changing your desktop appearance is fun and may help to motivate work Creating icon customization can help ease the workload Soothing music may also help ease your workload

21 Operating Systems Concepts 1/e Ruth Watson Chapter 5 21 Questions?


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