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Part: one Getting to Know Windows XP > Changing the Way Windows Looks—and Acts

Chapter two. Changing the Way Windows Looks—and Acts

IN THIS CHAPTER

Understanding and Using the Control Panel 46

Fine-Tuning the Display 50

Configuring the Desktop 53

Working with Desktop Shortcuts 60

Working with Toolbars, the Taskbar, and the System Tray 65

Managing the Start Menu 72

Changing Your Cursors 78

Changing Your Click 79

Using a Screen Saver 80

Changing System Sounds 82

Adding and Removing Fonts 83

Configuring Other System Settings 85

Changing Default Applications 87

Even More Personalization—with Tweak UI 88

Making Windows XP Look Like Windows 9X/Me 90

The Bottom Line 92

If you're like me, one of the first things you do when you install a new version of your operating system is fiddle around with the desktop and display settings. You want to personalize Windows so that it looks and feels more comfortable to you.


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