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User manual Toshiba, model Tecra S1

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Mobile Computing Mobile Computing Conserving power Toshiba has combined these options into preset power usage modes. Using one of these modes lets you choose between maximum power savings and peak system performance. You may also set individual power-saving options to suit your own needs. The following sections describe how to choose a power usage mode and discuss each power-saving option. Power usage modes in Windows XP Professional In Windows XP Professional, you can choose from predefined power usage modes or select your own combination of power management options. To do this: 1 Click Start, then Control Panel. 2 Click Performance and Maintenance. 3 Click on the Toshiba Power Saver icon. 4 Open the Power Save Modes tab and set your options. 5 For more information, see “Power Saver” on page 167. Using a hot key to set the power usage mode You may use a hot key to set the power usage mode. To set the power usage mode: 1 Press Fn and F2 simultaneously to display the power usage pop-up window. Sample Power usage mode pop-up window 2 While continuing to press Fn, press F2 until you select the desired power usage mode. Mobile Computing Mobile Computing Additional options for power The power usage modes under battery power are: Long Life, Normal, High Power, DVD-Playback, Presentation, and Super Long Life. The power usage mode under AC power is Full Power only 3 Release the Fn key. The pop-up window disappears. You’re now in the selected mode. For more information on setting the battery power usage mode, see “Power Saver” on page 167. Additional options for power Depending on the amount of time you spend away from external power sources, the capacity of one battery pack may be sufficient for your needs. However, if you need more portable power, Toshiba provides these options: . Purchase extra battery packs. . Install a secondary battery module in the Slim SelectBay. See “Using Slim SelectBay® modules” on page 77. . Purchase a battery charger that charges one main battery pack and one secondary battery module at a time. Chapter 6 Exploring Your Options In this chapter, you will explore some of the special features of your Satellite notebook computer. Exploring the desktop The desktop is the launching pad for everything you can do in the Windows® XP or Windows® 2000 operating system (see Appendix A to view situations where Windows® 2000 differs from Windows® XP). You use its features to start programs, find documents, set up system components, and perform most other computing tasks. HINT: The illustrated examples in this guide may appear slightly different from the screens displayed by your system. The differences are not significant and do not indicate any change in the functionality of your system. Finding your way around the desktop Common desktop features include icons, the Start button, and the taskbar. 137 Exploring Your Options Exploring Your Options Exploring the desktop Icons Sample Windows® XP operating system desktop Icons An icon represents a file or program that can be quickly activated by double-clicking the icon. The icons initially displayed on your Windows® XP operating system desktop include: Recycle Bin — Holds files you’ve deleted. You may be able to retrieve these files until you empty the Recycle Bin. Start button Taskbar TECHNICAL NOTE: If you delete a file from a diskette, it does not go into the Recycle Bin. For more information on the Recycle Bin, see Windows® Help. Internet Explorer — The Microsoft® browser that provides access to the Internet. Exploring Your Options Exploring Your Options Exploring the desktop Your desktop may contain other icons depending on your configuration. See Windows® XP online Help for more specific information on each icon and how to use it. Start button You use the Start button to: . Start programs . Access Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system update information . Open documents . Adjust system settings . Find files . Access Windows® Help . Run programs . Suspend system activity and shut down the computer Windows XP Start menu Click Help For answers to common questions, click Start, then click Help and Support to open the Windows XP online Help. Exploring Your Options Exploring Your Options Exploring the desktop Windows XP online Help Click an item, or use the Search box to locate a specific topic. Quick Launch toolbar The Quick Launch toolbar displays icons of tasks or programs, similar to desktop icons. You can access these icons quickly and conveniently at any time as they are not covered by the windows of other executing programs. Before you may add icons to the Quick Launch toolbar you must activate it. Right-click on the Taskbar. On the To o l b a r s submenu select Quick Launch. To add an icon to the Quick Launch toolbar, click the icon and drag it to the Quick Launch toolbar. To activate a specific program, click the appropriate Quick Launch toolbar icon. Exploring Your Options Exploring Your Options Exploring audio features Taskbar Each time you o...

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