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Article Title: Learning Outcomes and Target Audience
Author: Michael J. Casimir
Creation Date: October 23, 2013
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8:24 PM
Applies To:
Windows XP Media Centre Edition
Windows XP Home Edition
Windows 7
Windows Vista

Learning Outcomes:

This article is a general introduction into the Windows XP desktop and is designed to help the end user understand how to customize its associative features. It outlines some basic and advanced concepts associated with how the desktop environment operates and how you can go about troubleshooting your own graphics system if problems arise.

Objectives Covered:

  1. Understand fundamental terminology associated with customizing a Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8 desktop environment.
  2. Learn basic introduction into how to customize a Windows XP desktop.
  3. Understand system icons and how they prove useful for accessing your favorite programs.
  4. Learn how to change the apperance of windows and other window objects.
  5. Learn how to use background pictures to customize how your desktop looks and feels.
  6. Learn how to use the Desktop Cleanup Wizard to remove unused shortcuts to gain system performance.
  7. Learn how to display a webpage on your desktop.
  8. Learn how to change display options with emphasis on optimial screen resolution and format.
  9. Learn how to configure Advanced Display properties.

Target Audience:

This article is designed with the beginner level computer user in mind but it would be helpful if you had some basic knowledge of what Windows is and how you can go about moving around and changing settings on in various Windows system applications.

For more information about basic Windows operations read Technology World's Basic Guide To Windows as it provides a complete tutorial on how to open, close, move, and resize windows.

If you are already proficient with moving around windows proceed to the next page by clicking the link below.

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