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Posted on September 19, 2016 by Christine Crosby in computer, Visual Steps, Windows 10

How To Make Useful Settings on Your Computer

Making Useful Settings on Your Computer

There are a surprising number of settings on a computer that you can edit yourself. Many components can be adjusted to suit your own needs and preferences. For example, you can explore options that will make certain elements on the computer easier to work with.

Choosing the right settings for your computer not only helps to make complicated operations easier to perform, but it also prevents you from experiencing negative consequences in the long run. You can set up the mouse, for instance, to make it easier to use. This helps to prevent RSI, or the overburdening of you hand or wrist.

Are you having trouble reading on your computer? You can adjust the size of letters and icons. This makes reading a lot less tiresome.

It’s also possible to adjust the Start menu, the image of the lock screen, and the desktop background to suit your own taste. You can just go ahead and experiment with different settings and find out for yourself whether they are an improvement. The great thing is, you can always restore any setting you have adjusted back to its default state.

Most of the settings can be made in the Settings app or Control Panel on a computer running Windows 10. If you have an older version of Windows, like Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, the settings can be made in the Control Panel. Simply open the Settings app or Control Panel by using the Start menu and type the name of the item you would like to change in the search box in the upper-right corner. Right-away the search results will appear and you can click an item to change it.

COMPUTERMore information can be found in the book You and Your Windows 10 Computer. See this website for more information.

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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