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Encyclopedia > Windows Mobility Center

The Windows Mobility Center is a component of Microsoft Windows,first introduced with Vista, that centralizes the most relevant information related to mobile computing. Microsoft Windows is a series of popular proprietary operating environments and operating systems created by Microsoft for use on personal computers and servers. ... Windows Vista is the scheduled next version of Microsoft Windows operating system, superseding Windows XP. It was previously known by its codename Longhorn, after the Longhorn Saloon, a popular bar in Whistler, British Columbia (see the other Microsoft codenames). ...

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Overview

The Windows Mobility Center user interface presents a series of square "panes" that each contain one piece of information about a component of the system, as well as action items related to that component. A default Windows Vista installation on a mobile computer will contain the following panes: The user interface is the part of a system exposed to users. ... A mobile computer is any computing device intended to frequently move location while maintaining operation. ...

  • Brightness adjustment
  • Sound adjustment / mute
  • Battery level / power scheme selection
  • Wireless network status
  • Screen orientation (portrait or landscape)
  • External displays
  • Synchronization to other machines
  • Presentation settings

Additional panes can be added by individual mobile computer manufacturers to reveal functionality unique to their products.


Windows Mobility Center is located in the Control Panel. It is inaccessible on non-mobile computers. A screenshot of a typical Windows XP Control Panel. ...


Availability

Windows Mobility Center is included with the Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions of Windows Vista.


See also

Windows Vista is the scheduled next version of Microsoft Windows operating system, superseding Windows XP. It was previously known by its codename Longhorn, after the Longhorn Saloon, a popular bar in Whistler, British Columbia (see the other Microsoft codenames). ... Windows Vista (formerly known as Windows Longhorn) has many significant new features compared to previous Windows versions, covering almost every aspect of the operating system. ...

External links

  • Using Winndows Mobility Center from Windows Help and Support

 
 

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