Computer Concepts - OS Simple Setting


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We will learn different settings in Operating System −

Changing System Date and Time

We can set system date and time in three ways given below −

Step 1 − One way is to just click the clock on task bar and perform Step 4 and Step 5.

Changing Date-Time

Step 2 − Another alternate way is to go to the "Control Panel" from Start menu and select "Clock, Language and Region", and select "Date and Time" and perform Step 4 and Step 5.

Enter Control Panel

Select Control Panel

Select Change Date

Step 3 − In the window displayed, select "Change date and time"

Date-Time Setting

Step 4 − Set corresponding date and time, and finally press "OK" button.

Change Date

press OK

Changing Display Properties

Display properties include Desktop Background, Text, Window Color, Sounds, Screensaver, etc. To change these display properties, we have to perform the following steps.

Step 1 − Right click on desktop and select "Personalize" from displaying options.

Personalize Settings

Step 2 − From the displayed window, select desired action, like changing the background/themes/resolution, and press "Save Changes" button.

Background Themes Settings

Background Settings

Step 3 − Alternate way is to go to the "Control Panel" from Start menu and select "Appearance and Personalization" and select display you want from the listed options and save changes.

Enter Control Panel

Select Cntrol anel

Appearance and Personalization

Taskbar & Navigation

Personalization Option

To Add or Remove a Windows Component

In order to add or remove Windows component, follow the below steps −

Step 1 − Type "add or remove programs" in the search box and select "Add or Remove Programs" under control panel and follow Step 3 and Step 4.

Add-Remove Windows Component

Step 2 − Alternate way is to select "Control Panel" from start menu and select "Uninstall a Program" from "Program" and follow Step 3 and Step 4.

Enter Control Panel

Select Control Panel

Uninstall Program

Step 3 − Click "Turn Windows features on or off" on left side of programs and features window.

Windows Features Option

Step 4 − From window displayed, add or remove the program you want, and click "OK" button.

Click Ok

Changing Mouse Properties

Properties of the mouse can be changed by following steps below −

Step 1 − Go to "Control Panel" from start menu.

Enter Control Panel

Select Control Panel

Step 2 − Select "Hardware and Sound" and select "Device and Printers" from the listed options.

Select Hardware Sound

Device-Printers Options

Step 3 − Click on "Mouse" under Devices and Printers, and change any of the following properties and "Apply" changes.

  • Button − Changes primary and secondary button and double-click speed.

  • Pointer − Changes image seen during specific window operation.

  • Pointer Options − Changes precision of pointer, speed and visibility of long or short pointer.

  • Wheels − Changes horizontal and vertical scrolling.

  • Hardware − Helps to view properties of mouse.

  • Device Setting − Required only if we are using the laptop.

Mouse Setting

Adding and Removing Printers

To add or remove printers we have to execute following steps −

Step 1 − Go to "Control Panel" from start menu.

Enter Control Panel

Select Control Panel

Step 2 − Select "Hardware and Sound" and select "Device and Printers" from the listed options.

Select Hardware-Sound

Select Advance Printer Setup

Step 3 − Now under "Devices and Printers", we can add a printer using "Add a Printer" tab at top of the window.

Add Printer

Step 4 − To remove a printer, "Right Click" by placing the cursor on printer you want to remove, and select "Remove Device" from popped up menu.

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