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Lesson 6 Configuring the display
Objective Describe the options contained in the Display Properties dialog box in the Control Panel.

Configuring the Display in Windows

Windows allows you to customize your desktop and display settings. These settings control how your desktop looks and how your monitor displays information. For example, you can:
  1. Customize the colors and fonts that are used by Windows 2000
  2. Customize the wallpaper image on your desktop
  3. Configure a screen saver with a password in order to protect your work
Depending on which display adapter (video card) you have installed, you may be able to make additional configuration changes through the Display Properties dialog box, and there may be more, fewer, or different tabs compared to those shown in the screenshots.

Configuring the display

To configure display options, use the Display feature of the Control Panel. You can also access this dialog box by right-clicking from any empty space on the desktop, and choosing Properties.

The Settings tab

The Settings tab of the Display Properties dialog box can be used to configure color depth and video resolution.

Advanced options

You can use the Advanced options feature of the Settings tab to control a wide range of options. The Advanced options dialog box allows you to specify display font size, gather information about the video card driver, update and uninstall video drivers, set the refresh frequency of your monitor, enable and disable hardware acceleration, and create color profiles.

Advanced Options Feature
In the next lesson, you will learn how to configure multiple monitors.