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Control Panel Settings

Updated on June 7, 2011

The basic icons that can be seen in the control panel:

  • Accessibility option – used to customize the way your keyboard, display, or mouse functions for vision impaired, hearing – impaired, or mobility-impaired users without requiring additional software or hardware.
  • Add hardware – this option is used to add new devices in your computer system.
  • Add or Remove Programs – this option can help you to add programs to your computer system or remove programs from your computer system.
  • Administrative tools this is used to configure your computer’s administrative settings.
  • Date and Time – this is used to modify your date and time.
  • Display – this is used to modify your desktop appearance, monitor setting, desktop theme and screen saver.
  • Folder Options – This is used to manage file associations, manage the display of files and folders, and to manage network files.
  • Fonts – this option is used to manage fonts.
  • Game controllers – used to manage game controllers such as joysticks, game pads, etc
  • Internet Options – used to configure display and settings of internet.
  • Keyboard – used to configure the settings of your keyboard.
  • Mail – used to manage the profiles of Microsoft Office Outlook.
  • Mouse – used to configure your mouse settings.
  • Network Connection – used to manage the connection of your computer to other computer, network, and the Internet.
  • Phone and Modem Options – this option is used to configure the settings of your modem and the rules in phone dialing.
  • Power Options – this is used to configure the computer’s energy-savings settings.
  • Printers and Faxes – this is used to help you add new printers and faxes.
  • Regional and Language Options – this is used to customize the display of languages, numbers, and time and date.
  • Scanners and Cameras – this is used to manage your scanners and cameras.
  • Scheduled Tasks – this is used to schedule tasks and for them to run automatically.
  • Sound and Audio devices – this is used to configure the settings of speakers and recording devices of your computer.
  • Speech - this is used to configure settings for text-to-speech and speech recognition.
  • System – this is used to configure settings for hardware, performance and automatic updates.
  • Taskbar and Start Menu – this is used to configure the taskbar and start menu.
  • User Accounts – this is used to manage user accounts


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