Changing the resolution of your screen can greatly change the way things look on your screen. Text too small? Change your screen resolution.

Changing the size of your desktop is done by changing the resolution of your screen. Here are the steps:

  1. Right Click on your desktop (anywhere except on an icon).
    • Select [click on] Properties. The Display Properties dialog box will open.
      • Click on the Settings Tab.
        • Find the Screen Area Slider.
          • To make your screen area smaller, drag the slider toward less. To make your screen area larger, drag your slider toward more. [Generally, 800 X 600 or 1024 X 768 are the best settings.]
            • Once you have adjusted the screen to the desired size, click Apply.
              • You will get a message saying that Windows will now re size your desktop. Click OK.
                • Your computer will now re size your screen and then ask you if you want to keep the new setting.
                  • Click Yes or No and then click OK to close the display properties dialog box.</p>
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