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Microsoft® Windows 7 In Depth by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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23. Tweaking and Customizing Windows

GUI: To Tweak or Not to Tweak

Tweaking the GUI doesn’t mean anything lascivious. This chapter describes the graphical user interface and some interesting, useful, and fun stuff you can do with it—changes to help increase your computing efficiency and perhaps even make your computer more fun to use.

As you know, the GUI is the translator that interprets human input into commands the computer can interpret. It’s also responsible for displaying output from computer programs and the OS so you can understand the results. The Windows 7 GUI is set up with factory defaults that 90 percent of users will never touch, despite its being highly programmable and easily modifiable through the Control Panel, Folder Options, ...

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