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					                     Desktop Customization
                      and System Utilities


                          Chapter 18



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Chapter Objectives
 Configure windows color and appearance
 Configure Desktop Background
 Configure Screen Saver
 Working with Theme, Screen resolution and desktop
  icons
 Working with Multiple Monitor
 Work with Disk Management Utility for disk
  maintenance




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Display and Visual Appearance
Settings
 Visual appearance and performance of a
  computer display are influenced by different
  factors such as the type of monitor you use, how
  the window is configured and how you use your
  computer.
 If you are getting erroneous and reduced visual
  display settings on your computer, then you can
  make it proper by performing the below
  mentioned actions.
          Reduce the number of open programs or windows

          Avoid running too many graphic related programs
           simultaneously
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          Reduce monitor resolution
          Change color scheme
          Upgrade computer video card to a more
           powerful video card




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Question for Group Discussion
   Time Limit-2mins
 What will happen if you increase the screen
     resolution?




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Modifying windows color and
appearance
 Windows 7 provides a better Windows color
  and appearance options than other Windows
  operating system.
 Windows 7 provides some new window
  colors with aero effect
 In Windows 7, you can allow or prevent all
  users from changing the settings of Windows
  color and appearance


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Question for Group Discussion
   Time Limit-2min
 What is AERO?




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Hands on Activity
 Perform the Activity “To configure the color
     scheme and appearance” mentioned in Lab
     no. 1




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Changing the Desktop Background
 Windows 7 provides a different way to control
  wallpapers.
 In windows 7, you can change the desktop
  background automatically from a collection of
  desktop background after a specified time.
 Windows 7 permits the users to select
  multiple wallpapers from a folder and user
  can apply all the selected wallpapers by
  setting a specified time interval.

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Hands on Activity
 Perform the Activity “To configure desktop
     background” mentioned in Lab no 2




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Hands on Activity
 Perform the Activity “To configure the screen
     saver settings” mentioned in Lab no 3




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Setting a Theme, Screen resolution
and desktop icons
 You can apply a new theme to change the
  desktop background, colors, sound and
  desktop icons of your computer
  simultaneously.
 Windows 7 allows you to create, save and
  delete a custom theme.
 Screen resolution is a factor which
  determines the clarity of the text and images
  on your computer screen.

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Question for Group Discussion
   Time Limit-2mins
 What is theme?




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Multiple Monitor settings
 Windows 7 allows to add a second monitor to a home
  or office PC to do more than one job concurrently.
 There are two ways to setup multiple monitor in
  Windows 7.
 You can setup multiple monitor either by using
  keyboard shortcut or by using traditional system
  properties
 The following option are provided during Multiple
  Monitor Settings
          Computer Only
          Duplicate
          Extend
          Projector

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Disk maintenance using Disk
Cleanup
 Disk cleanup is a tool for removing unwanted
  files such as temporary internet files, files in
  recycles bin, offline web pages, temporary
  files and thump nails and setup log files
 Disk cleanup scans for unwanted files in the
  selected drive




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Hands on Activity
 Perform the activity “To clean a disk”
     mentioned in Lab no 4




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Defragmenting the Disks
 Disk defragmenter rearranges the fragmented
  data on disks and drives.
 You can defragment hard disks, USB storage
  devices and Virtual hard disks.
 You can analyze and defragment a disk drive
  manually




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Hands on Activity
 Perform the activity “To defragment a disk”
     mentioned in Lab no 5




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Question for Group Discussion
   Time Limit-2mins
 What is the difference between disk
     defragmentation and disk cleanup?




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Summary - I
 You can change the desktop background, colors,
  Sound and desktop icons of your computer.
 Windows 7 provides some new window colors with
  aero effect.
 Windows 7 provides a different way to control
  wallpapers.
 Windows 7 allows adding a second monitor to a
  home or office PC to do more than one job
  concurrently



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Summary – II
 Disk clean up is a feature which allows the user to
  clean the unnecessary files from disk.
 Defragmentation is a technique for the optimum use
  of disk area
 Defragmentation allows you to schedule for disk
  defragmentation




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                     Mind Map
 Draw the mind map to summarize this
     chapter




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