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Chapter 4. Personalizing Your Work Environment

4. Personalizing Your Work Environment

Each new version of Windows makes its designers assume more about the preferences and abilities of the “average” user. Because this user doesn’t exist, Microsoft lets you change Windows XP’s factory settings.

You can configure Windows in hundreds of ways ranging from superficial to meaningful. Changes to graphics, colors, and animation usually are cosmetic, whereas some other settings—the language used or adaptations for disabled users—change the way you work with Windows.

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