Chapter 1

Customizing and Personalizing Windows

Don’t let the word customizing scare you. It doesn’t mean a lot of tinkering or risks. It’s making Windows work for you—and still look pleasing. Customizing can be fun, and you can do as much or as little as you want. When you customize Windows, you’re also personalizing it—because each person using the computer can personalize it with their own user account, preferences, and documents.

You like soft jazz, soothing landscapes, and you work on a lot of spreadsheets and reports. Your daughter likes pink. And purple. And some other colors the names of which you don’t even know. Your son is into video games, and what he likes is dark and scary. If you three share the same computer, good news! You can ...

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