#4 Desktop, Screensavers & Monitor Settings

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#4 Desktop, Screensavers & Monitor Settings

Postby krafteekaren » Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:15 am

1. Go to Start
2. To Settings
3. To Control Panel
4. Double click on Display
5. Click on Desktop, there you can switch what your desktop looks like. Just hit the arrow keys up or down to go to a theme that you would like to see and then click on the name to view it.


6. Click on Screensavers tab, under screensavers there is an arrow button, click on that and scroll down until you want to view it.
7. Once you find something that you like, Click on Preview but leave your mouse alone otherwise it will turn off and you won’t be able to see it. If you like the looks of it then great, if not keep repeating until you find what you are looking for.
8. To change the length of time before it turns on there is a number with an arrow key to change the time frame. Anything less than 5 minutes is recommended as it saves the life time of your monitor.


9. Under Screen Resolution there is a slider bar with the word Less on the left and More on the right. If you slide the bar to Less it makes your screen 800 pixels by 600 pixels, the screen is big if you aren’t use to it that big. Most monitors comes out of the factories at this setting. If you put the bar in the middle it makes the resolution of your monitor 1024 pixels by 768 pixels. Things look small if you aren’t use to it. Most websites are designed now days to be viewed at this setting because of less scrolling up, down and across. If you want to see something really small, raise it to 1280 pixels by 1024 pixels. This setting is mostly used for gamers, so they can get more on their screen.
10. Once you decide which setting is best for your eyes. Then hit Apply and your screen will automatically change for you.
11. Hit Okay and get out of your Control Panel. My monitor was set for 800 x 600 for years, then I switched to 1024 x 768, it took some getting use to but now when I switch back to 800 x 600 everything looks huge.

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