By Curt Simmons
A helpful technical aid source presents skill-building and troubleshooting information regarding home windows XP, in addition to concise guideline in universal initiatives and regularly encountered difficulties, overlaying such themes as set up, upgrading, and configuraton; coping with records and folders; functions; networking; diagnosing and troubleshooting; and preventative upkeep.
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As you can see in Figure 2-16, the tab presents a few basic options. Figure 2-16: Use the Settings tab to configure your video adapter card First, you see the Color Quality drop-down menu. This menu enables you to select the number of colors that Windows XP can use to generate all of the graphics and pictures that appear on your monitor. You can select a different color quality, depending on the option supported by your video card (such as 24-bit and 32-bit color). The Settings tab also offers the Screen Resolution slider bar.
This setting also applies to encrypted files and folders as well. To configure color for compressed folders, just follow these steps: Chapter 3: Managing Folders and Files 53 54 Chapter 3: Managing Folders and Files 1. Open Control Panel and double-click Folder Options. 2. Click the View tab. 3. Scroll and locate the Show Encrypted or Compressed NTFS Files in Color check box. Select the check box, and then click OK. Windows XP also contains a built-in compression feature, first introduced in Windows Me, that enables you to compress folders on either FAT or NTFS partitions.
Keep the Taskbar on Top of Other Windows As you are using various windows, they may cover up portions of the taskbar. This setting always keeps the taskbar on top. • Group Similar Taskbar Buttons This feature keeps similar items together. For example, if you open two Web pages, then minimize them both, they will appear next to each other on the taskbar. Also, if you have several items opened by the same program (such as three Word documents), they are collapsed into one menu when the taskbar becomes too crowded.