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Lesson 8. Customizing the Appearance of ... > Changing the Screen Resolution

Changing the Screen Resolution

Resolution settings are identified by the number of pixels (or dots) they use horizontally and vertically. For example, 640-by-480 resolution uses 640 pixels horizontally and 480 pixels vertically. 640-by-480 resolution is typically the lowest you can use. In addition to the number of pixels, you can control the range of colors your monitor uses. The more colors, the better the display of certain graphics, but this will take up more video memory.

When you use a higher resolution, the images might become clearer, but your icons and text will become smaller. This is because, with more pixels on-screen, the relative size of each pixel is smaller. To compensate for this, you can choose the Large Fonts option—just click the Advanced button in the Settings dialog box. (To increase the size of the icons, use the Effects tab, as explained in the preceding section.)


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