- How to Change the Screen Resolution in Vista
This will show you how to change the screen resolution in Vista with recommended settings based on the monitor size.
How to Change the Screen Resolution in Vista
This will show you how to change the screen resolution in Vista with the recommended native settings based on the monitor size. The screen resolution setting determines how much information is displayed on the display screen. It is measured horizontally and vertically in pixels. At lower screen resolutions, such as 640 x 480, fewer items will fit on the screen, but they will be larger. At higher resolutions, such as 1600 x 1200, more items will fit on the screen but they will be smaller.
The resolution options will vary with each computer based on the video device, monitor size, and video & monitor drivers. If the screen looks distorted or fuzzy, then you may have an incorrect screen resolution size set for your monitor.
- Make sure your Color Depth (Colors) is set to 32 bits for the best picture. If it is set to 16, then the Windows Aero color scheme will look like the Windows Vista Basic one even though you have Windows Aero selected in color schemes.
- Vista does not allow for each user to have their own screen resolution. Changing the Screen Resolution in one user account will change it for the computer and for all user accounts.
NOTE: Always check you monitor documentation though to see what it says it's native resolution is. Some monitors may not always use the usual native resolutions below.
Usual Native Resolution
24 + inch
17-18 inch Widescreen
19 inch Widescreen
20-23 inch Widescreen
24-29 inch Widescreen
1920x1080 to 1920x1200
30 + inch Widescreen
1920x1080 to 2560x1600
1. Right click on a empty area of your desktop and click Personalize. (See screenshot below)
2. Click on the Click to Play button in the video below.
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