Monitor: Change the Resolution

Before you start...

You can alter the size of text and icons on your computer monitor by adjusting the screen resolution.

Changing the Screen Resolution

  1. Right-click in any empty area of your desktop > Choose "Properties."
  2. Click on the "Settings" tab.
    • To make text and icons larger, move the "Screen Resolution" slidebar to the left.
    • To make text and icons smaller, move the "Screen Resolution" slidebar to the right.
  3. Click the [Apply] button to preview the changes you have made.
  4. Click [Yes] if you are satisfied with the change.

Typical Resolutions

  • Very Large: 800 x 600.
  • Normal: 1024 x 768 (recommended setting for 15" LCD monitors).
  • Small: 1280 x 1024 (recommended setting for 17" and larger LCD monitors).

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