6. Using and Controlling Your Hardware

In This Chapter

• Getting the automatic response you want when you insert a CD or DVD

• Connecting external drives and disconnecting them the right way so you don’t lose any data

• Making your screen more readable

• Determining how the function keys should work

• Mapping the keyboard so you can type in another language

• Making the secondary mouse button work

• Installing printers and selecting a default printer

• Turning off obnoxious music that suddenly starts playing on the Internet (or anywhere)

Making your hardware work like it’s supposed to or the way you want it to can make all the difference in your computer experience. Instead of being frustrated or thinking there’s something wrong with one of ...

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