By Curt Simmons
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Depending on what happens with Windows XP (or what you do), certain warning or notice sounds are made, such as when you close programs or when error messages appear. The SoundSentry option enables these warnings to appear on your screen instead of as a sound. This feature is obviously helpful to hearing-impaired Windows XP users. To use the SoundSentry, just click the Use SoundSentry check box. If you click the drop-down menu, you can decide what the screen should do to give you the warning (such as flash the active title bar, and so on).
The snap-in now appears in the console, as shown in Figure 2-20. Chapter 2: Operating System Fundamentals 45 46 Chapter 2: Operating System Fundamentals Figure 2-20: The snap-in appears in the window 6. To save the console so that it will be available for future use, click File | Save As, and give the console a name. Note You can put the MMC console that you have created anywhere on your computer for easy access. You can even drag and drop it to the Start Menu. Using the MMC All MMCs work the same way.
You use this tab to manage the actual video card hardware that resides within your computer. As you can see in Figure 2-16, the tab presents a few basic options. Figure 2-16: Use the Settings tab to configure your video adapter card First, you see the Color Quality drop-down menu. This menu enables you to select the number of colors that Windows XP can use to generate all of the graphics and pictures that appear on your monitor. You can select a different color quality, depending on the option supported by your video card (such as 24-bit and 32-bit color).
A+ Technician's on the Job Guide to Windows XP by Curt Simmons