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How to resize your desktop background.

If your desktop is smaller than the dimensions of your monitor then follow the following steps to get a full screen:

Setting the resolution:

1) Right click on an open spot on your desktop and select Properties at the bottom of the popup menu.


2) This will then open up the Display Properties window as shown below.


3) Click on the Settings tab (it's to the top right of the Display Properties window as shown in the image below.


4) At the bottom left of the settings tab there is a Screen resolution heading with a slider bar beneath it.
5) Slide this bar to the left or right until you find the resolution you like.
6) The click Apply when you have found the right resolution.

Sliding the bar to the left = lower resolution, larger desktop icons and less quality.
Sliding the bar to the right = higher resolution, smaller desktop icons and better quality.
NB: If you are using a CRT (older screen) the max resolution will be around 1280x1024. Newer LCD screen (flat and thin monitors) can go way up to 1920x1080 and beyond if HD is supported.

NOTE: If when doing the screen resolution changes your screen goes blank after you click Apply then immediately hold down the Enter key to restore it back to your previous settings

If this doesn't work then it just maybe the case that you need to set the auto screen fit function on the monitor itself using the buttons provided on the monitor.

This tip is useful when you plug in a monitor and the screen displays the No Signal or Signal out of Range massages. Simply change the resolution to something the monitor can handle and there you go.

You can also check out my video tutorial if you want to:

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how to change view size in windows 8


You can change the view size in Windows 8 in the following ways:
1) By changing the size of text and other items on the desktop
You can change the size of text and other items (like icons) on your desktop without disturbing your current screen resolution settings. To do this, follow the steps mentioned ahead:a)Open Screen Resolution by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping "Search" (or if you're using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking "Search"), enter "Make text larger" in the search box, and then tapping or clicking "Make text and other items larger or smaller".
b) Drag the slider until the items in the preview image are the size you want them to be.
c) Tap or click "Apply".
You'll see the change the next time you sign in to Windows.
Also, you can change the text size for specific items (such as Window title bars or tooltips) without affecting the size of anything else on your desktop. Follow these steps to do this:
a) Open Screen Resolution by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping "Search" (or if you're using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking "Search"), entering "Make text larger" in the search box, and then tapping or clicking "Make text and other items larger or smaller".
b) Under "Change only the text size", choose the item you'd like to change and pick a text size. If you want the text to be bold, select the "Bold" check box.
c) Tap or click "Apply".
You'll see the change the next time you sign in to Windows.
Note: To view a pictorial description of the above process, refer to the link:
http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3153/~/adjusting-windows-8-display-size%2Fscaling-for-high-dpi%2Fppi-monitors
2) By changing screen resolution
You can change the view size on your desktop by changing screen resolution settings. To do this, follow these steps:
a) Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap "Settings", and then tap "Change PC settings" (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click "Settings", and then click "Change PC settings").
b) Tap or click "PC and devices", then tap or click "Display".
c)Tap or click the resolution slider and drag it until you find your desired resolution.
d) Tap or click "Apply".
To know more about the best screen resolution settings for your desktop, refer to "Set your monitor to its native resolution" section on the following link:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows-8/get-best-display-monitor

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Jun 01, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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the graphics are not normal,they are big.


First try changing the display resolution by going to display properties in control panel. Move the slider to the right. Hit apply.

If this doesn't help you out, it could be a display graphics driver problem. Try going to the support website for the laptop manufacturer and download the drivers for the display adapters.

Dec 08, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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how to set resolution?


Right click on the desktop - it's right there in 7. In XP it's in Properties / Settings.

Aug 18, 2010 | Acer X193W LCD Monitor

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my moneter sceen picture has become large and out of focus


Hi,

i  think there was  a problem with system monitor resolution setting,please follow the given steps and check the monitor setting-
1-Right click and go to property option
2-chose setting option
3-check screen resolution,standard size is 1024 by 786 pixels and color quality is highest 32 bits
  and also check advanced option under setting DPI setting is normal size 96 DPI ,choose all option than apply and ok.

Thats helpful to you.

Thanks,

Dec 13, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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WELCOME SCREEN


Hey There,

First of all, You have not specified that whether you are using any graphics Adapter OR not.

If you are not using any video adapter(Graphics Card):
Your problem may cause due to less aspects or if you have seted ur resolution at the rate which is outta your screen Reso;ution Range. To fix this problem it is recommended to set your screen Resolution at 1024 x 768 Pixels (Standard Setting).

For this You must follow the Following steps:

1. Right click on your Desktop screen.
2. Go to Proprties.
3. Select "Display Setting" tab.
4. Adjust your Screen Resolution at 1024 x 768 Pixels. Click ok
5. Apply the Setting.

Else if you are using any Video Adapter then Follow till step 4.
go to advance and then click "Monitor" tab and then check for "Refresh Rate". Increase or decrease the refresh Rate.

Jul 31, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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