Personalize Your Operating Environment When you purchase a new computer or mobile device, the first task you might want to complete is to personalize the operating environment to suit your tastes. For example, you might want to have your favorite sports team’s logo as your desktop background, a screen saver consisting of a slide show containing photos of your recent vacation, or specific sounds that play when certain events occur. The following steps guide you through the process of personalizing your operating environment.
a. If necessary, sign in to your operating system.
b. Display your operating system’s control panel, settings, or system preferences.
c. Tap or click the option to modify the display settings and then navigate to the specific setting to change the desktop background (the desktop background also may be referred to as wallpaper).
d. Tap or click the option to locate the image to use as your desktop background. If you are planning to download an image from the web, you should do
so before completing this step. Download only an image that is not protected by copyright. e. Navigate to the location of the image to use as the desktop background and then select the image to set it as your desktop background.
f. Navigate to the screen saver settings and then select the desired screen saver. If necessary, set the desired preferences for the screen saver.
g. Navigate to the sound settings.
h. Select the event for which you want to assign or change the sound.
i. Select the sound you want to play. If you are not using one of the operating system’s prerecorded sounds, navigate to the location of the sound you want to use and then select the sound.
j. If necessary, save the changes and close the control panel, settings, or system preferences.
1. What image are you currently using as your desktop background or wallpaper?
2. Do you have a screen saver configured on your computer or mobile device? If so, what does it look like?
3. What other personalization settings do you customize?