Updated: 02/07/2022 by Computer Hope
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With computers, configuration refers to how their components are arranged and which options are selected. For instance, the peripherals and hardware attached to your computer have settings that work best for you and your computer. It can also refer to the options set in a specific program or within an operating system.

Example of a configuration

A configuration example with computers and smartphones is dark mode. Users who have difficulty reading bright screens may configure their device to show dark mode all the time or during a certain time of the day.

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