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Options > Accessibility button to set options such as filtering out accidental key presses, using the keyboard as a substitute for the mouse, and using shortcut keys without having to hold down several keys at once.

  • Keyboard Shortcuts: Allows you to customize the default keyboard shortcuts to your requirements. Shortcut keys are keys that provide you with a quick way to perform a task.

  • Login Photo: Enables you to change the picture that is displayed in your login screen. From the Login Photo Preferences window, select an image to display in your login screen.

  • Menus & Toolbars: Allows you to customize the appearance of menus, menubars, and toolbars

for applications.

  • Mouse: Allows you to set the mouse preferences; buttons, pointers, and motion.

  • Network Proxy: Enables you to configure how your system connects to the Internet. You can

configure the thin client to connect to a proxy server, and specify the details of the proxy server.

NOTE: This setting is for GNOME applications only; other applications like Iceweasel and aptitude have their own proxy settings.

  • Preferred Applications: Allows you to specify the applications that you want the thin client desktop to use when the thin client starts an application for you. For example, you can install a local mail client and specify it as your mail reader.

  • Removable Drives and Media Preferences: Enables you to manage multimedia devices. For example, you can select settings for removable storage, blank CD and DVD disks, audio and video disks, etc.

  • Screen Resolution: Allows you to specify the resolution and refresh rate settings for your screen.

  • Sessions: Enables you to manage your sessions. You can also set session options and specify which applications to start when you start a session. This dialog can be used in conjunction with HP Connection Administrator and other applications to configure the client as a basic kiosk.

  • Sound: Allows you to enable sounds. You can also specify which sounds to play when particular events occur if you install the GNOME-audio package or a set of sound files.

  • Theme: Allows you to select from a list of available themes, install a new theme to the list, create a custom theme or delete a theme option. Additional themes can be installed with the GNOME- themes and GNOME-themes-extras packages, or you can install themes from sources like http://www.gnome-themes.orgor create your own theme.

  • Windows: Allows you to customize window behavior for the desktop.

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