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Screen Resolution Tutorial
Regardless of the size of your monitor, your computer can be set to display different numbers of pixels on the screen. This setting is called screen resolution, and it is expressed as the number of horizontal pixels times the number of vertical ones.
Monitor size and screen resolution work together to determine the physical size of objects displayed on the screen.
In Windows, only certain screen resolutions are possible. These include 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864, 1280x1024, and 1600x1200.
This page has measured your screen resolution as follows:
You can check this yourself by using the gray rulers at the top and to the left of the screen. Just maximize this window and use your horizontal scroll bar to align the left edge of the rulers with the far left edge of your screen.
The rulers can't measure them directly, but your total screen size includes the bars and menus that may appear at the sides, top, or bottom of the display. The vertical scroll bar to the right of the screen is typically 15 pixels wide. The horizontal scroll bar at the bottom is typically 15 pixels high. The number and height of the horizontal menu bars, toolbars, status bars, etc. depend on your browser and its settings.
How to Set Your Screen Resolution
You can set your screen resolution by right clicking on your desktop, then choosing Properties from the resulting menu.
Click on the Settings tab in the resulting Display Properties dialog box.
Use the Screen area slider to select from the settings that your hardware makes available.
You can do the same thing by opening the Control Panel and choosing Display.