Changing screen resolution in Windows® 7
What is screen resolution in Windows 7? How can it be changed?
The clarity of text and clarity of images displayed on the screen are referred to as screen resolution. This is one of the most important features of the system. At higher resolutions, such as 1600x1200 pixels, items get displayed sharper. If the screen is smaller, then you can adjust more data on the screen. At lower resolutions, such as 800x600 pixels, you can fix only few items and they will appear larger than the large resolutions. The monitor is the component in the system on which the screen resolution depends upon. CRT monitors usually display a resolution of 800×600 or 1024×768 pixels and can work well at different resolutions. Higher resolutions are supported in laptops and LCDs. The larger the monitor, frequently the higher the resolution it supports. Whether you can increase your screen resolution depends on the size and capability of your monitor and the type of video card you have. The native resolution in laptops and the LCDS allows you to view pictures better.
Following points are the different ways to adjust the screen resolution in Windows 7:
- From desktop
- Using Control Panel
- Energy efficient features
This is an easy method to change screen resolution in Windows 7. You just need to right click any of the empty spaces on the desktop in the system. You can see the screen resolution option in the combo box. This will directly open the screen resolution page and the user can adjust the screen resolution on this page. By using the drop down list that appears beside 'Resolution', slide the slider up or down or stop it to the desired resolution, then click outside the resolution drop down list box and click 'Ok'.
Using Control Panel
You can change the resolution by using the Control Panel also. You can find the 'Adjust Screen Resolution' option in the Control Panel. Followed by the Adjust Screen Resolution option, you will see 'Appearance and Personalization' option. This will help you to change the settings of the resolution. This offers some more options to adjust the resolution on the system.
Display driver in the system can also help you to change resolution settings. Since this driver is basic for resolution settings in the system, you can make changes in this driver software. You need to remember that the system is to be restarted after making all these changes to the driver. Otherwise these changes will not come into effect.
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