09. Change Screen Resolution
The biggest change to screen resolution in Vista
is that not all resolutions are displayed by
default. Vista simply displays the resolution it
thinks will be suitable for your monitor. This is
based upon the assumption that the monitor size
determines screen resolution as follows:
- 15 Inch Monitor Resolution 1024x768
- 17-19 Inch monitor Resolution 1280x1024
- 20+ Inch Monitor Resolution 1600x1200
While you can slightly alter these resolution -
downwards rather than upwards - in order to increase
the resolution above these figures you need to
change a few settings.
1/ Right click on the desktop.
2/ From the drop down menu clickPersonalize.
3/ In the Personalize window
click the Display Settings link.
4/ To reduce the screen resolution adjust the
slider until the desired resolution
5/ If you wish to increase the resolution above
the default; and you must remember that your monitor
must support this new resolution, then click the
Advanced Settings button.
6/ In the Advanced Settings
window click the Monitor Tab. In
the monitor tab window remove the tick mark from the
'hide modes that this monitor cannot
display', then click Apply
followed by OK.
7/ An extended display resolution range should
now be available on the Monitor tab. All you need do
now is slide the resolution slider up to your
desired resolution and then click OK.