Configuring Screen Resolution

Changing the screen resolution changes the number of pixels that Windows displays on your screen . Increasing the resolution—say, from 1024 by 768 to 1600 by 1200—lets you see more action on your display: more windows, more text, larger graphics, and so on— with various tradeoffs . Text at a given point size will appear smaller at higher resolutions . A mouse at a given pointer speed will require more arm and wrist motion to traverse a high-resolution screen than a low-resolution one. And higher resolutions use more video memory. In short, the right resolution for you depends on your hardware, your preferences, and visual acuity

To change the screen resolution, right-click the desktop and choose Screen Resolution . To make a change, click Resolution and drag the slider up or down . (See Figure 4-15 .)

Note

A change in screen resolution affects all accounts at a particular computer, not just the account that makes the change

Figure 4-15 Click Advanced Settings to adjust the color depth or examine the drivers for the display adapter and monitor.

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