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Setting the screen resolution



Screen resolution, measured in pixels, refers to the resolution of the computer monitor. The screen area setting is an important factor in how much information your monitor can display. A common setting is 800 by 600 pixels. By increasing the number of pixels your monitor displays, you can view more on your screen regardless of its actual dimension.

The North Devon Council website has been designed to work well on a screen resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels. This means you should not have to scroll from side to side, but you may have to scroll down or up depending on the length of a page.

If you wish to change your screen resolution follow the instructions below, appropriate to your computer system.

Instructions for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP



  1. Select the Start button (bottom left corner of screen)
  2. From the Settings menu, select Control Panel
  3. If you are using Windows XP, select Switch to Classic View in the left hand panel
  4. Open the Display section by either double-clicking on the Display icon or by highlighting the icon and pressing the Return/Enter key
  5. Select the Settings tab
  6. Move the screen area slider to the right until it reads 1024 by 768 or larger. If this resolution is not available on the computer you are using, choose 800 by 600. [Note that you will need to scroll more on web pages when using this lower resolution]
  7. Select OK to save changes
  8. After the screen resizes, select OK button again to confirm the new screen size
or
  1. Minimize all open windows
  2. Right click anywhere on the desktop as long as it is not on an icon
  3. Select Properties from the pop-up menu
  4. From the window that appears select the Settings tab
  5. Move the screen area slider to the right until it reads 1024 by 768 or larger. If this resolution is not available on the computer you are using, choose 800 by 600. [Note that you will need to scroll more on web pages when using this lower resolution]
  6. Select OK to save changes
  7. After the screen resizes, select OK button again to confirm the new screen size

Instructions for Apple Mac OS X


  1. Exit all applications and choose System Preferences from the Apple menu
  2. Select the Displays icon
  3. Under the Resolution option, select the 800 by 600 setting, or the closest one to that
  4. Close the Monitors window [Note: Some Apple Mac monitors will NOT allow a setting above 640 by 480]


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