LifeBook Application Panel

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Figure 2-16  LifeBook Application Launcher Buttons 
LifeBook 
Application Panel
A unique feature of your LifeBook notebook is the Life-
Book Application Panel. This panel allows you to 
operate the media player drive either as an independent 
audio media player or to launch applications with the 
touch of one button. 
Your LifeBook notebook is pre-installed with software 
utilities that let you operate and configure your LifeBook 
Application Panel. These utilities are found under the 
Start menu, under Programs, then under LifeBook 
Application Panel. They include a media player, 
Application Panel Setup, Application Panel Guide, 
Activate Panel and Deactivate Panel. The LifeBook 
Application Panel system makes your LifeBook 
notebook more than just another notebook computer.
The panel consists of the following elements:
SELECTOR SWITCH
Located at the far left of the panel, this switch allows you 
to select the function of the panel—either as an Applica-
tion Launcher, a media player, or as a lock. 
The buttons can be locked and unlocked by pressing 
either of the selector switch positions for four seconds or 
longer. When the selector switch is in Lock mode, the 
buttons are disabled and do nothing when pressed. 
APPLICATION LAUNCH 
MEDIA PLAYER BUTTONS
When the selector switch is in the Application position, 
pressing any of the buttons will launch a user-defined 
application. When the selector switch is in the Media 
Player position, the buttons operate the media player. 
CONFIGURING YOUR LIFEBOOK
APPLICATION PANEL 
When you start your system, the LifeBook Application 
Panel is automatically activated. An icon resembling a 
finger pressing a button will appear on the system tray 
(the indented portion of the status bar where the clock is 
displayed). When you see this icon you will know that 
the LifeBook Application Panel is active.
As an application launcher, the LifeBook Application 
Panel is very flexible, giving you a variety of options. To 
set up the Panel to best suit your needs, we have provided 
the Application Panel Setup utility that quickly and easily 
helps you make the most of this valuable feature.
To configure your LifeBook Application Panel with 
Application Panel Setup:
1. Click on Start.
2. Click on Programs.
3. Click on LifeBook Application Panel. 
4. Click on Application Panel Setup.
The Application Panel Setup utility will appear. There 
are tabs that correspond to the application buttons on 
the LifeBook Application Panel. When you receive your 
LifeBook notebook, these buttons are pre-configured to 
launch specific programs. (See Specifications on page 91 
for more information).
Selector Switch
Application Launcher Buttons
P O I N T
LifeBook Application Panel uses the date and time 
settings of your LifeBook notebook. If the date and 
time are incorrect, you can adjust this setting in the 
Windows Control Panel.
The media player that your LifeBook notebook uses 
is determined by the configuration of your system.
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