Chapter 3: Fine-Tuning Windows Vista’s Appearance and Performance
In Windows Vista, you can access personalization settings by clicking Start ➝ Con-
➝ Appearance and Personalization ➝ Personalization. As Figure 3-6 shows, this
displays the Personalization page in the Control Panel. The available personalization
Windows Color and Appearance
Sets the user experience level and color scheme for your computer.
Controls the desktop background colors and pictures used.
Controls the screensaver and when it displays.
Controls the system sounds used by Windows Vista.
Controls the mouse pointers used by Windows Vista.
Sets the theme used by Windows Vista. A theme is a collection of appearance
settings that includes the desktop background, sounds, and mouse pointers used
by Windows Vista.
Controls monitors used by Windows Vista, their display resolutions, and their
refresh rates. Also allows you to extend your desktop onto a second monitor.
Figure 3-6. Viewing the personalization options