Application toolbars

For customising the toolbar I can do a multiple of different things. Such as change the colour, enable transparency, add or remove the search box, move the task bar to the top left or top right of the screen and resize the toolbar just to nme a few.

I can change the colour of the taskbar through using settings and personalization. The image below is before the taskbar’s colour is changed.



I can remove the search box on the tool bar. The image below is of the search box before it is removed and the image after is without the serach box.





Start Up options

Make sure to search for program settings first to see if the option for changing programs which automaticaly start to optionaly not start to make sure that the option is available for before using any other type of method. Examine what programs start automatically and how much power they are taking up on your computer, those programms should be stopped. Do research before stopping the progams as certai programs are necessary for the computer to function. Avoid utillities as you may get a virus on your PC.

Step one is right clicking on an empty area on the taskbar, selecting task manager.


Step two, when the task manager comes up click the startup tab and look through the list of programs which are enabled to run during the startup of the computer.



Step three is to stop the programs from running by right clicking on the program and selecting disbale.


Desktop – changing icons size

Making icons bigger in settings consists of the steps below:

Step one right click an empty area of the laptop, once clicked a context menu will apear and it will display several different options to choose from.

Step two involves selecting view to expand to the next menu. On the menu the top three options are the different icon sizes.


Step three, click medium or small to reduce the size of the icons or choose large to increase the size of the icons. The image below is of the icons before their size was enlarged.


The image below is after the icons have been enlarged.


Desktop – Pining a folder to taskbar

To pin a  folder to a task bar the steps need to be followed below

To pin a folder to the task bar the fist step is to create a shortcut to the chosen folder on the desktop and right click until the contextual menu id displayed.

Step two is selecting new and choosing shortcut.


Step three is clicking the browse and navigating to the folder which needs to be pinned, once selected press ok. This will in turn put the folder into a location field and in the create shortcut wizard.


Step four is inserting the word explorer followed by a space so that the procedure for the items location will work.


Step 5 involves entering the name of the shortcut and clicking the finish button.


Step six, pin to taskbar.




The first step is to turn the computer on and a black screen will apear on the monitor. Wait untill the message appears briefly at the bottom of the screen.

Step two, from the boot up screen message you will know what key to press to enter into the Bios setup, this is usually F2 but other keys can be used to enter the bios and this will depend on the type of machine. Press F2 to enter into the bios setup program.


Step three consists of pressing the F2 or other key for the pacific machine untill the Bios set-up screen is showing. Once the bios set-up screen is showing go to the Boot Option tab and change the boot sequence to CD-ROM as being the first boot device. To navigate to the CD-ROM < and > keys would need to be used.



Step four save the configuration changes and exit from the Bios set-up or CMOS set-up Utility by pressing F10 key and follow by pressing the enter key for the save to occur.