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Figure 2-16 LifeBook Application Launcher Buttons
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:
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.
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
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).
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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