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How do I change the date and/or time?
To change the date and/or time:

  • Click the Start button, which is located in the lower left corner of the screen. The Start menu will appear.


  • Highlight Settings. A submenu will appear.


  • Click Control Panel. The Control Panel will open.


  • Click Date/Time. The Date/Time Properties dialog box will appear.


  • In the Date frame, select the month and year.


  • In the Month field, click to open the drop-down menu and select the current month.


  • Type the year in the Year field or use the arrows next to the field to move forward or backward until you get to the current year.


  • The Time field is divided into four segments: hour, minutes, seconds, and AM and PM. To make an adjustment:

    Time Zone:
  • Click the Time Zone tab.


  • Choose the correct time zone from the drop-down menu.


  • If you want the clock to automatically adjust to daylight saving time, check the box on the screen.


  • Click the Apply button.
  • Click OK.

What is wallpaper?
Wallpaper is the background that displays on your desktop.

What is a font?
A font is a set of characters represented in a single typeface. Each character within a font is created by using the same basic style.

What are folders?
Folders are used to organize the data stored on your drives. The files that make up a program are stored together in their own set of folders. You will want to organize the files you create in folders. You will want to store files of a like kind in a single folder.

What is a screen saver?
Computer monitors display images by firing electron beams at a phosphor-coated screen. If the same image stays on the screen too long, there is a danger that the image will leave a permanent imprint on the screen. Screen savers help prevent this by providing a constantly changing image.

What are scrollbars?
In many programs, if the contents of the work area do not fit in the window, scrollbars will appear. A vertical scrollbar will appear at the right side of the window and a horizontal scrollbar at the bottom of the window, depending on the fit. The vertical scrollbar provides a way to move up and down. The horizontal scrollbar provides a way to move from left to right.

What is an icon?
An icon is a graphic image. Icons help you execute commands quickly. Commands tell the computer what you want the computer to do. To execute a command by using an icon, click the icon.

What is a dialog box?
Whenever you see an ellipsis () after a menu option, selecting that option causes a dialog box to appear. You use dialog boxes to send commands to the computer. Most dialog boxes provide an OK button and a Cancel button. Press the OK button if you are satisfied with your entries and you want to send the commands to the computer. Press the Cancel button if you have changed your mind and do not want to send the commands to the computer.

What are tabs?
Some programs provide dialog boxes with several pages of options. You move to a page by clicking on the tab or by using Ctrl-Tab (hold down the Ctrl key while pressing the Tab key to flip through the pages).

What are fields?
List boxes enable you to make a choice from a list of options. To make your selection, simply click the option you want. In some list boxes, you can choose more than one item. To choose more than one item, hold down the Ctrl key while you make your selections. If there are more options than can be displayed in the box, a scrollbar appears on the list box. Use the scrollbar to view the additional choices.

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