A+ Technician's on the Job Guide to Windows XP by Curt Simmons

By Curt Simmons

A worthwhile technical help source presents skill-building and troubleshooting information regarding home windows XP, in addition to concise guide in universal initiatives and often encountered difficulties, overlaying such themes as deploy, upgrading, and configuraton; coping with documents and folders; purposes; networking; diagnosing and troubleshooting; and preventative upkeep.

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Without a valid username and a password, different users cannot log on, so you use this window to create these accounts. Chapter 6 explores user account management in depth. Configuring Display and Power Options One of the major ways to configure your Windows XP system’s appearance is by using your Display Properties dialog box. Display is an icon in Control Panel that you can click to display a tab on which you can configure various settings that affect the appearance of your Windows XP display.

This makes your folder files cleaner and easier to read. This option is enabled by default. • Remember Each Folder’s View Settings You can use the View menu in a particular folder to determine how the folder appears and what you can view (you can learn about these options later in this chapter). This setting tells Windows to remember each folder’s view settings. This option is enabled by default and you should keep it enabled. File Types Tab This File Types tab provides you with a window that lists every type of file supported in Windows XP.

Folder Options do not affect folder toolbars, but you can change folder toolbars, which you learn about later in this chapter. Once you open Folder Options (regardless of where you open it), you see a simple interface with four tabs. You can configure several items on each tab, and you’ll take a look at those in the following sections. General Tab The major changes that you can make to folders’ appearance are performed on the General tab, which presents you with a list of radio buttons, shown in Figure 3-1.

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