Customizing Windows 8 with the Control Panel
In This Chapter
Understanding the two Windows control panels
Altering the appearance of Windows 8
Changing video modes
Installing or removing apps and programs
Adjusting your mouse
Automatically setting the computer’s time and date
Most science fiction movies include a close-up of a smoking control panel, ready to burst into flames. If that happens in Windows, grab an extra fire extinguisher: Windows 8 contains two switch-packed control panels.
The Start screen’s control panel, the PC Settings screen, which is full of oversized buttons, helps mostly with simple chores, such as changing your account photo or turning on the spell checker’s autocorrect option. The desktop’s mammoth set of switches, called simply Control Panel, carries the more powerful settings found in earlier Windows versions.
Although separate, the two panels ...