How do I change the size of my computer screen display?
By Eleni from New York, NY
It depends on which operating system you have. But as a starter as to where to look you can right click on your desktop (anywhere) and on the menu that opens up pick either properties or Graphic Properties if you have Vista. Look around for the word Resolution and you should see a screen measurement like (number X number), i.e. 1440 X 90. On a vista machine the measurement area is in the Display Area selection or the right side of the window.
If you're wanting to manually "stretch" the open window, there are little knobs at the bottom of your actual monitor. One adjusts the vertical size, another the horizontal size. Since I use keystroke combinations rather than mouse clicks, I just use the F11 key to have the active window fill the entire screen. Hope this helps.
You can hold down your control key and and use your scroll on the mouse and it will grow or shrink the size.
Here are questions related to Adjust My Computer's Screen Size.
Everything on my computer screen is large, even the web pages I get on. How do I make it back to the smaller size?
Using your mouse, press Ctrl plus scroll up for a larger view. For a smaller view, press Ctrl and scroll down.
How do I make a page fit the computer screen: they are too big?
dwmoar, making the print bigger is not what Steven is asking, nor I. It is the whole page that is too large for the screen, not the print. I already knew how to make the print larger, I think I posted something about it once. I have found out that to make it fit, you have to change your screen resolution. Here is a link to tell you how to do that:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/ ... ange_screen_resolution.mspx?mfr=true
How do I make my laptop screen larger? I can barely read it.
Most operating systems, including Windows and the various Linuxes, should have and "Accessibility" set of controls, usually under "Accessories". You can find things like screen magnifiers, which enlarge sections of the screen for you.
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I recently bought a 17 inch Toshiba satellite laptop and I was hoping websites would appear bigger. But they don't! They are the same size as my 15 inch computer, it has two white BLANK columns on either side of the website so that it is the same size as my other computer! Why buy a 17 inch if it is only going to be bigger for movies that you watch? Am I doing something wrong? Is there something I can adjust? I really don't want to call customer service because it will be someone who can't speak English.
Paula from GA
By Paula from Ga.
The picture on our laptop is too large to fit the screen. How can I make it smaller? I am not very computer savvy. Thanks.
By drmeidl from Springfield, MN
If you can't get this to work, you might want to tell us what operating system and laptop you are using so someone could send you specific instructions. Good luck. (09/18/2009)
I need help with changing the screen size on my computer.
By Lakisha from Whitescreek, TN
If you're not computer savy, I'd recommend that you go to a good book store and ask for "Teach Yourself Visually" book on your operating system (WinXP, Vista, or Win7) Excellent pictures to accomplish the majority of issues with your computer. Bon Chance! (03/30/2010)