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

By Curt Simmons

A necessary technical help source presents skill-building and troubleshooting information regarding home windows XP, in addition to concise guide in universal projects and often encountered difficulties, masking such issues as deploy, upgrading, and configuraton; handling documents and folders; functions; networking; diagnosing and troubleshooting; and preventative upkeep.

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You also use the Settings page to control how fast the mouse pointer moves and configure related settings, which are self-explanatory. General Finally, the General tab provides some basic control options for accessibility. You have the following options: • Turn Off Accessibility Features If Idle This feature enables a timeout period where accessibility features are turned off if the computer is idle for a certain period of time. Use the drop-down menu to select the desired idle time. • Give Warning Message When Turning a Feature On This feature makes a warning message appear when you turn a feature on.

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. Your operating system and applications do a great job of managing this list, so you do not need to perform any configuration here unless an application explicitly instructs you to do so.

Beep When Keys Are Pressed or Accepted This option plays a tone when keys are pressed. • Show FilterKey Status on Screen This option displays a status icon. 32 Chapter 2: Operating System Fundamentals Chapter 2: Operating System Fundamentals 33 As with StickyKeys, the FilterKeys feature is easy to use. Play around with the settings to meet your specific needs. The ToggleKeys feature simply tells the operating system to play a tone when you press CAPS LOCK, NUM LOCK, or SCROLL LOCK on your keyboard.

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