Dell Quickset Guide
One of the first things that you need to get accustomed to is Dell Quickset if you are a new Dell laptop owner. There are many powerful features from this tool from Dell.
But first here is where to find it...
You can find the Quickset program in your toolbar. This is the easiest way to get to it. You can also click Start -> All Programs -> Dell Quick Set.
Once you get there this screen appears.
Most of Dell Quickset is easy to use as long as you follow the directions given. There won't be too many things to change in most of the options. The most important thing that you need to take a look at is the Power Wizard.
The Dell Power Wizard is very important when it comes to conserving battery life. The first option that you will need to take a look at is the different sleep mode options that you have.
Most people will be satisfied with the default selections. But it is worth your time to look through the options that you have. Some people may certainly prefer to have their laptop go into hibernation when the lid is closed. I am personally a big fan of hibernation mode over the regular shut down mode.
The next feature is selecting a Power Scheme. This is the most important feature when it comes to conserving battery life to suit your needs. The first thing you should look at is the Power Scheme Settings to see if one of those options is enough to suit your needs. If not, then it is time add a scheme that is!
Do not be terrified of the "Turn of hard drive" and "System Suspend" options. If these options are being used, all you have to do is push a button on your keyboard and they will turn right back on. Be sure to take the time to adjust these features so they meet your needs.
Finally, the last option that you have is your battery alarm settings. Personally, the settings that they are on already suit my needs just fine. However, you may want your laptop to shut down instead of hibernate. Also, you may want your critical battery alarm to be lower than the 3% default setting.
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