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Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to A+ (A+ 4 Real)
 9  Chapter 1: What are Operating Systems and How Do They Work?
      9  Operating System Features
           9  The Desktop

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Customizing the Desktop

To customize the desktop appearance, double click the Display applet icon in Control Panel (Start=> Control Panel=>Display).

Figure 24: Display Icon

 


In Windows 2000 and XP, right clicking anywhere on the desktop and selecting "Properties" produces the same result.

Figure 25: Display Properties Window

 


The options contained within these tabs are self-explanatory, and can be understand far better by actually selecting them and viewing the result4. One important fact to consider regarding the Windows screensavers concerns the "OpenGL" versions. Whilst these are the most visually pleasing screensavers, they also consume a large amount of processor time. This author is aware of more than one incident where an OpenGL screensaver on a server caused the applications running on it to crash the machine!


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4. Use the SHIFT + F8 keys to refresh the desktop after any changes.

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