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The same way you set it on any Linux.  If you don't like the gui setting controls in look/feel, feed in boot commandline options or go into /etc/x11/xorg.conf and throw in a few likeable resolutions and restart X.

   These answers are totally in the bundled notes and documentation, not to mention the Ubuntu wiki; why ask here if as if something is broken in a unique way?

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I had turned the computer off in order to correct another problem, and when the computer came back on, my FONTs are very large, Icons and the inside programs as well. How can I change it back to normal?


From your description it sounds like your screen resolution changed on you. To change just right click on a blank spot on the desktop or control panel - display. Then click on the setting tab (right side top) and on this page in the middle should be display settings with a slider bar. Just move that to the right to increase the resolution. 1024 by 800 or higher is probably what you want. The actual number depends on the monitor your have. On my older lcd I use 1280x1024 as an example. The higher the resolution the smaller and sharper everything looks. The sharper it is the easier it is on your eyes. So you should go as high as you can which is usually limited by being able to read whats on the screen. ;-]

Feb 16, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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How do i set screen resolution


Right click any empty space on your desktop screen and then left click Personalize. From the screen that comes up choose, Display Settings at the very bottom of the screen. Move the slider bar on the next screen to the desired resolution.

Sep 17, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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1. Had some problems recently with my lap top.


The action you took to fix your computer by resetting it has reset the screen resolution to what sounds like the XP default.

To adjust the screen resolution follow this set of instructions-

First right-click on the desktop and then left click on Properties from the menu that appears.

The display properties dialogue box will appear, click on the settings tab at the top right of the box.

Screen Resolution
This slide bar is what you use to change the resolution, the options you have will depend on your graphics card and monitor, but the standard options are 800x600, 1024x768 and 1152x864.

Changing the Resolution
To change your resolution simply slide the bar along to the resolution of your choice and then click the Apply button.

After clicking Apply your screen will resize to the new resolution and you will be presented with a confirm dialogue box, if you are happy with the way your screen looks then simply click Yes, if you would like to try a different resolution click No.

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Jul 31, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Increase screen resolution


Right click on the screen to open desktop properties.
In desktop properties goto the settings tab, there will be a slider near the bottom left of the window, adjust it to your prefered screen resolution, click apply, the screen should flicker and ask if you would like to keep the resolution click ok, and exit out of all windows and your screen resolution is changed. hope this helps.

Apr 06, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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When i turn it on it says out of range and i have a black screen


Hi, The reason behind the out of range (frequency of monitor) because the video display adapter is trying to set resolution more than what the monitor (screen) is capable of. In this case, try to boot your computer in Safe Mode using F8 function key while starting your computer. Once you are in safe mode, try to decrease the resolution of monitor to the lowest resolution level and apply the settings. Now try to boot computer in normal mode once again, you will get the settings which you have applied in safe mode. Adjust the screen resolution accordingly till the settings work with the monitor (screen).
Cheers!

Mar 01, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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My screen resolution is changed when i installed ubuntu 9.10. It is not detecting my monitor.


your systems graphic may be Nvdia graphic,try to start in recovery mode or command line and install nvdia drivers manually in command line.

Jan 12, 2010 | Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu

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Screen resolution too low.


You will need to compile the drivers. This is difficult but not impossible. Plenty of information on the Ubuntu Forums regarding this.

Aug 21, 2009 | Operating Systems

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Install Ubuntu


Make sure the computer starts from the cd drive.
see this page for instructions on changing the boot order
http://www.whitecanyon.com/how-to-change-boot-order.php

ones the boot order is set properly insert the cd in the drive and restart the computer.

ubuntu cd/dvd will load and give you some options on the screen, follow the prompts to install ubuntu.

if you need more help read the ubuntu documentation
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation

if the above link is broken try
http://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation

Aug 09, 2009 | PC Mall Ubuntu 8.10 for Linux

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Ubuntu Screen Problem


try resolution change or refresh rate look in system files i know linux is hard the first time unbuntu forums .com helped me a lot a lot of questions answered there just trying to help with some sites i used without typing answers and don't want to confuse you

Sep 04, 2008 | Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu

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