This chapter provides an overview of using the preference tool to customize your desktop.
A preference tool allows you to change thin client desktop preferences. Each preference setting covers a particular aspect of your computer. For example, with the Screen Resolution preference tool, you can select the appropriate resolution for your monitor or change the refresh rate. With the Menu and Toolbar Preferences tool, you can select and view the behavior and appearance Icons and toolbars.
To open a preference tool, click Desktop > Preferences, and select the appropriate submenu item.
With a few exceptions, the changes you make to settings in a preference tool take effect immediately without needing to close the preference tool. You can keep the preference tool window open while you try the changes and make further changes, if you wish.
Some applications or system components may add their own preference tools to the menu.
Some settings for your thin client require administrator access.
The HP Date and Time Manager utility allows you to set the date and time, select the appropriate time zone, and enable NTP (Network Time Protocol).
Click Applications > System Tools > HP Date and Time Manager to access this utility. Use the values in the Date, Time, and Time Zone areas to select the appropriate date and time information.
Chapter 2 Preference Settings