Control Panel

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    Adding and Deleting Fonts
Sometimes a document you're working on needs a font different from what comes with Windows. In such a case, a simple Web search and a quick installation will add new fonts to what's available by default.

    Adjusting the Mouse Double-Click Speed
Sometimes your finger is either too fast or too slow to get the proper response from a mouse double click. This tip tells you how to adjust the double-click speed.

    Changing Control Panel Views
The Control Panel is an important "dashboard" that leads you to various system-related applications. There are a few ways to view the Control Panel, and this tip tells you how to change the view.

    Displaying the Control Panel
The Control Panel is (or has been) the heart and soul of controlling Windows. How you display the control panel, however, can differ depending on the version of Windows you are using.

    Displaying the Windows 8 Control Panel
Those who have spent a lot of time using the Windows Control Panel in the past know how powerful it can be. Finding the familiar Control Panel in Windows 8 can be a challenge, unless you know where it is!

    Feeling All Powerful?
Need all your Control Panel shortcuts in a simple place? Use this tip to create a special folder that contains all the power you need.

    Hiding Fonts
Windows makes it easy to manage the fonts installed on your system. One of the lesser-known options is one that allows you to hide fonts from use on the system.

    Making the Mouse Pointer More Visible
Windows has a lot of features designed to make your computing experience easy on the eyes. Some of these features have to do with making the mouse pointer more visible.

    More Power to You
Needing more power options than "god mode" provides? Here are some additional "god modes" that give you more access control.

    Printing a Process List
There are programs (processes) running in your system all the time. You can view a list of these processes using the Task Manager, but it doesn't allow you to print the list. Here's how you can get the printed output you want.

    Putting the Control Panel on the Desktop
The desktop is designed to hold all your most commonly accessed programs, files, and folders. If you access the Control Panel quite often, you might want to make sure it, too, has an icon on your desktop.

    Understanding Regional Settings
Microsoft Windows is "globally friendly." By this I mean that regardless of where you are in the world, you can easily configure the settings that are specific to your locale.

    Understanding the Control Panel
The Control Panel is the heart of Windows. It allows you to change how Windows operates and how it communicates with the outside world.

    Uninstalling a Program
There are often times when you decide you no longer need a program on your system. This tip tells you how you can uninstall unnecessary programs, thus freeing up system resources.

    Using the Control Panel to Remove Programs
Removing programs that you no longer need can help to free up system resources and keep your system clean and running smoothly. As with many system-related tasks, removing programs begins by accessing the Control Panel.

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