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Windows Mobility Center is a recently introduced application in Windows Vista, with the help of which you may easily access all the settings related to your mobile PC (laptop, notebook, Tablet PC). By using these settings you can improve the battery lifetime or system performance while working, without being connected to a power supply. In this article I will show you how to access this tool and how to work with it.
NOTE: the Mobility Center is installed by Windows Vista only on laptops, notebooks, tablet PCs and other 'mobile' devices. You will not find it on a normal desktop.
How to start Windows Mobility Center
The Windows Mobility Center can be found using several methods. The easiest way is to press 'Windows logo key + X' keys on your keyboard. Also, if you go to the Control Panel you will find an applet called Mobile PC. Click on it.
Next, you will see the Windows Mobility Center applet with several links below. Click on it and Windows Mobility Center will start.
Another method is to click on the small battery that is usually being displayed in the taskbar.
Then click on the Windows Mobility Center link.
How to use the Windows Mobility Center
Depending on your system, the Windows Mobility Center window will look like in the screenshot below.
You have several options and settings which you can customize:
In the Presentation Settings window you can turn off the screen saver, set the volume to a specific level, change the background, etc.
Once you turn on the presentation mode, all these settings will be applied automatically.
NOTE: In our screenshots, the Screen Rotation settings are missing. This is due to the fact that they show up only on Tablet PCs where you can change the rotation of the screen from portrait to landscape or reverse.
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