Like I've said a month ago, Windows Vista is full of little things that doesn't write the history books of computing or utilize your $1000 GPU cards to pump-out breathtaking 3D effects, but it adds up. This is another one of those little gems, called the "Windows Mobility Center".
The Windows Mobility Center is an applet - the equivalent of a fresh-born software program not bloated with splash screens, toolbars and task panes. In fact, I don't even know why it has a help file. It's sole purpose in life is to configure mobile PC settings - quite a crappy life really.
In the past, to change the brightness of the display, volume of the speakers or the screen rotation either meant giving your fingers a yoga workout - holding one key whilst trying to press another conveniently placed inches away from the span of your hand; or digging deep into OEM application branded like NASCAR vehicles which also comes with 50 startup processes just so you can rotate the screen on-demand. It was so outrageous that even the patent inventors described the experience as "tedious and annoying". Right they are!
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