Change Your Resolution On Windows XP

by on March 18, 2008

Q: I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop running Windows XP and I am having a problem where the screen is wide and has enlarged everything. How do we resize the screen?

A: I am assuming that you are wanting to adjust the screen resolution because the icons and wording on the desktop are large. In order to do this you will need to perform the following steps:

1. Right click on an empty area on your desktop and select Properties.

2. Select the Settings tab.

3. In the bottom left corner you will see the screen resolution slider bar. To make your desktop icons and screen smaller you want to move the screen resolution bar to the right.

4. When you have selected your preferred size click Apply and Ok.

5. You will be prompted to make sure that you want to resize and click Yes.