- Exploring the Windows Desktop
- Pointing and Clicking
- Dragging and Dropping
- Moving a Window
- Scrolling a Window
- Resizing a Window
- Maximizing, Minimizing, and Closing a Window
- Using the Windows Start Menu
- Opening a Program
- Creating a New Shortcut on the Desktop
- Switching Between Programs
- Using Menus
- Using Toolbars
- Managing PC Resources with MY Computer
- Managing Windows with the Control Panel
- Changing the Size of Your Desktop
- Selecting a New Desktop Theme
- Personalizing the Desktop Background
- Changing the Color Scheme
- Setting up Additional Users
- Using a Screensaver
- Getting Help in Windows
This chapter is from the book
Managing Windows with the Control Panel
The Windows Control Panel is used to manage most (but not all) of Windows's configuration settings. The Control Panel is actually a system folder (like My Computer and My Documents) that contains several individual utilities that let you adjust and configure various system properties.
- Click the Start button to display the Start menu.
- Click the Control Panel icon to open the Control Panel.
- Click the icon for the category you want to configure.
- Click the task you want to perform.
- Configure the settings for that task using the selected utility's dialog box.