Personalizing Windows 8.1

Business end users who are new to Windows, or existing Windows users who are new to Windows 8.1

Prerequisite
Please contact us for information about prerequisites.

Expected Duration
60 minutes

Description
You can personalize your Windows 8.1 computer to suit the way you want to use it. For example, you can now set Windows to show the desktop, instead of the Start screen, after logging in.
This course shows how to customize the appearance of the Lock screen, Start screen, and desktop, as well as taskbar properties. And it demonstrates how you can make the computer easier to use with assistive technologies.

Objective

Personalizing Windows 8.1 Lock and Start Screens

  • familiarize yourself with your instructor and the content presented in this course
  • personalize the Lock screen in Windows 8.1
  • personalize your account picture
  • personalize the Start screen in Windows 8.1
  • customize your Lock and Start screens in Windows 8.1
  • use this job aid to personalize the Lock and Start screens in Windows 8.1

Changing the Windows 8.1 Desktop Appearance

  • access desktop personalization options in Windows 8.1
  • change the desktop theme and background in Windows 8.1
  • resize desktop items and text in Windows 8.1
  • add icons to the desktop in Windows 8.1
  • adjust the speed for moving and double-clicking the mouse in Windows 8.1
  • customize the desktop in Windows 8.1
  • use this job aid to customize the appearance of the desktop in Windows 8.1

Customizing Taskbar Properties in Windows 8.1

  • use the taskbar and access options to personalize it in Windows 8.1
  • customize the taskbar in Windows 8.1
  • customize taskbar jump lists in Windows 8.1
  • customize taskbar properties in Windows 8.1
  • customize the taskbar notification area in Windows 8.1
  • use this job aid to customize taskbar and navigation properties

Ease of Use Features in Windows 8.1

  • access assistive technologies in Windows 8.1
  • use the computer without a display in Windows 8.1
  • make things onscreen easier to see in Windows 8.1
  • use speech recognition in Windows 8.1
  • use the onscreen keyboard in Windows 8.1
  • set Windows 8.1 to use visual notifications instead of sound notifications
  • activate the Sound Sentry tool
  • use this job aid to make it easier to use a Windows 8.1 computer

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

$129/month
 

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

$1295/year

Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.