For Seniors: Set Your Windows Screen Resolution
Your Windows screen resolution controls how large and how crisp items appear onscreen. Higher screen resolutions produce smaller, but crisper images. Lower screen resolutions produce larger, but somewhat jagged images.
The upside of higher resolutions such as 1400 x 1250 is that more stuff fits on your screen; the downside is such as that words and graphics can be hard to see because they're smaller. Lower resolutions such as 800 x 600 may make text and graphics easier to see, but the screen fills up too easily and some program elements may not fully display.
Choose Start→Control Panel→Appearance and Personalization and click the Adjust Screen Resolution link.
The Screen Resolution window appears.
Click the arrow to the right of the Resolution field, and use the slider to select a higher or lower resolution.
You can also change the orientation of your display by making a choice in the Orientation drop-down list.
Click OK and then click the Close button to close the window.
The screen resolution is changed to match your selections.
The Advanced Settings link in the Screen Resolution window displays another dialog box where you can work with color management and monitor settings.
Remember that you can also use your View settings in most software programs to get a larger or smaller view of your documents without having to change your screen’s resolution. Consult the program's Help feature for instructions on how to adjust the view.