A better understanding with Windows XP Display Options

Do you want to know the use of display properties of Windows® XP?

Many people modify the look of their system. This is done by changing the wallpapers, icons, fonts etc. This is done just to increase their comfort ability factor. The kind of wallpaper a person has in his desktop/laptop will signify his/her character. So, mostly people’s character can be judged just by seeing the colour of the icons. Windows® XP provides an easy option to change the desktop settings. Although people modify the settings in accordance to their wish, the main aim in modifying the settings is to make the visibility easier. Some people like to have a dark background and some people like to have a bright background. Experts even say that a white background consumes much power when compared to a black background. Girls usually like the colour pink and would prefer their system icons to be of same colour. Windows® XP provides a comprehensive option to change the desktop settings. All options are bundled in one dialog box and so no need to search for options.

  • How to invoke the display property dialog box through mouse?

  • How to invoke the display property dialog box through keyboard?

  • What are the options in the display property dialog box?


How to invoke the display property dialog box through mouse?


Invoking the display property dialog box has always been made easy in Windows® XP. The users can invoke by two ways. One is by right clicking in the vacant area of the desktop and clicking on properties. The other way to invoke the display property dialog box is by moving through control panel. Click on start button and move to the control panel. Now click on display from the control panel options.

How to invoke the display property dialog box through keyboard?


Doctors say that computer users must stop using mouse as it will lead to a disease in wrist. So it is better to know the keyboard shortcut for opening display property in Windows® XP. Move to desktop by pressing windows key and D buttons. Once you move there press the right click option button. Once you press it, you would get the pop up from where select the properties by using the arrow keys and enter button. The other way is to go through control panel .This can be done by using keyboard too. Press Ctrl + Esc or windows key to invoke start menu and move to control panel by using arrow keys. Move to display and press enter.
What are the options in the display property dialog box?

There are a lot of options that are available in the display properties dialog box. The option includes changing the screensaver, wallpaper, font style and size, icon style and the colour settings for the dialog boxes. There are some pre-defined styles that are available in Windows® XP like the Windows® classic style. The user can make use of it too.
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