Chapter 25: Mastering Windows Media Center
Selecting the checkbox next to “Start Windows Media Center when Windows starts”
will allow Windows Media Center to open on the desktop display before anything
else opens. This enables you to work with Windows Media Center as the main focal
point of the operating system, and controlling it via a remote control allows you to
use it like you would use your TV.
The last setting available, “Show taskbar notifications,” allows Windows Media Cen-
ter to notify you with issues or settings you need to look at in Windows Media Cen-
ter. Once you have made your desired selections, click or select Save to save the
settings into your profile.
Conﬁguring Visual and Sound Effects
When you click Tasks ➝ Settings ➝ General ➝ Visual and Sound Effects, you’ll see the
Visual and Sound Effects screen shown in Figure 25-15. From this screen, you can
control the visual and sound behavior of Windows Media Center. You can customize
the behaviors of transition animations by selecting the “Use transition animations”
Figure 25-14. Configuring startup and window behavior