Screen Resolution

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How to Change the Screen Resolution in Vista
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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

information   Information
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.
Note   Note
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.

warning   Warning

  • 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.
EXAMPLE: Usual Native Resolutions for LCD screen size
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.

Monitor Size

Usual Native Resolution

14-15 inch

1024x768

17-19 inch

1280x1024

20-23 inch

1600x1200

24 + inch

1900x1200

17-18 inch Widescreen

1280x800

19 inch Widescreen

1440x900

20-23 inch Widescreen

1680x1050

24-29 inch Widescreen

1920x1080 to 1920x1200

30 + inch Widescreen

1920x1080 to 2560x1600





Here's How:
1. Right click on a empty area of your desktop and click Personalize. (See screenshot below)​
Right_Click.jpg

2. Click on the Click to Play button in the video below.​



That's it,
Shawn


 

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Brink

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mvp
Hello Acha, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Yes, normally all user accounts will always share the same screen resolution. You might see if uninstalling and reinstalling the video drivers may help.

If not, then you might create him a new user account to see if it works ok in it. If so, then you can copy his user files into the new account, and delete the old account from within the new one after everything checks out ok in the new one.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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