Change Screen Resolution in Windows® XP
Read on the following to know more about the conditions responsible for the changing screen resolution, ways to change resolution in Windows XP, and the tips to fix issues while changing resolution
You may need to change the display resolution for working with your applications or programs in your Windows XP-based computer. You may at times need to run games or applications on a higher resolution, and therefore require to change the screen resolution. Also, you may at times face some issues in viewing web pages on higher screen resolution and you may have difficulty in scrolling the window each time to view the complete webpage. In such cases, you can simply change the screen resolution to fix the issues. To change the screen resolution, you can click on 'Start' and navigate to the 'Control Panel. Here you can click on the 'Classic View' and click the display to launch the display properties. You can find the option to change the screen resolution from here. You may also right-click on your desktop and click on the 'Properties' tab from the menu that appears to launch the display properties window. From there, you can change the screen resolution.
The conditions responsible for changing screen resolution, ways to change screen resolution in Windows XP and the tips to fix the issues while changing resolution are:
- Conditions for changing screen resolution
- Ways to change the screen resolution
- Tips to fix the common issues
Conditions for changing screen resolution
The main condition for changing the screen resolution in your Windows XP-based computer is a supported graphics card. You need to have a supported graphics card to change the screen resolution. If you want to change the resolution to a higher value, you will need to have a graphics card and a supporting monitor.
Ways to change the screen resolution
To change the screen resolution, you can close or minimize all the open windows and come to your Windows XP desktop. From the desktop, you can right-click and select 'Properties'. This will open your 'Display Properties' window, from where you can navigate to the 'Settings' tab. Here you can find the 'Screen Resolution' option. Under the 'Screen Resolution', you can find the option to change the resolution. You can move the pointer to 'Less' to step down the resolution or move the pointer to the 'More' to step up the resolution. After changing, you can click 'Apply' and 'OK' to save the settings.
At times you may face issues in changing the screen resolution to your desired higher resolution. This can happen if your graphics card or your monitor does not support the resolution you are looking for. You may either need to set the screen to a maximum supported resolution or upgrade your hardware. You may find your screen resolution not changing ever after you selected a higher or lower resolution. This could happen if you have closed the window before saving the settings. You can change the resolution again and save the settings before exiting.
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