change your screen resolution
- Open Display
in Control Panel.
- On the Settings tab, under
Screen resolution, drag the slider, and then click Apply.
- When prompted to apply the
settings, click OK. Your screen will turn black for a moment.
- Once your screen resolution
changes, you have 15 seconds to confirm the change. Click Yes
to confirm the change; click No or do nothing to revert to
your previous setting.
- To open Display,
click Start, click Control Panel, click Appearance
and Themes, and then click Display.
- A higher
screen resolution reduces the size of items on your screen
and increases the relative space on your
- You can switch your screen
resolution temporarily to 640 X 480 if you have games or other
programs that are set to run at that resolution, or to 1024 X 768
for website viewing. To switch, right-click the game or program (on
the desktop or on the Start menu), and then click
Properties. Click the Compatibility tab, and then select
the Run in 640x480 screen resolution
check box, or drag the screen resolution
slide towards "more" until you see 1024 X 768 below
slide. Your display reverts to its default resolution when you close
- Your monitor and
adapter determine how much you can change your
screen resolution. You may not be able to increase the
resolution above a certain level.
- Changes to screen resolution affect all users that log on to the
- Only the recommended screen resolutions are listed. For
additional settings, click the Advanced button on the
Settings tab, click the Adapter tab, and then click
List all Modes. Select the resolution, color level, and refresh
rate you want.