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Changing Your Monitor's Resolution

If the text appears to large on your screen your monitor may be set at a resolution that makes viewing these pages difficult. You need to change your screen resolution so that you can see more of each page without scrolling left to right or up and down. If you have a PC with Windows, follow the instructions for "Windows" below. If you have a Macintosh (Apple), follow the instructions for "Macintosh" below.

PC with Windows

Click the START button in the bottom left-hand corner. Select SETTINGS and then CONTROL PANELS.

In the next window, double-click the DISPLAY icon.

In the next window, select the SETTINGS tab at the top. In the Desktop Area, move the slider to the right until you see "1024 by 768 pixels". This is just a suggested setting. You could try different settings to find the one that best suits you. After you select a setting, click APPLY.

Macintosh (Apple)

Click the Apple in the top left-hand corner. Select CONTROL PANELS and then MONITORS. In the Resolution section of the window that pops up, select a higher resolution. The higher the number, the more screen area you will have. As soon as you select a different screen resolution, your monitor will change to this new resolution.

Adjusting the Width of Your Browser's Window (Netscape or Internet Explorer)

Each page of this course was designed to resemble a normal 8.5 by 11 inch piece of paper. If your browser is set to fill the entire space of your screen, some paragraphs may be very long and therefore harder to read. An example of this type of extended display is shown on the left below.

You can easily adjust the width of your browser window to make it smaller and easier to read. Decreasing your window size will make your screen smaller and more like the example shown on the right.

Follow the instructions below if you think you need to adjust the size of your browser window. If you have a PC with Windows, follow the instructions for "Windows" below. If you have a Macintosh (apple), follow the instructions for "Macintosh (Apple) " below.

Windows

In the upper right-hand corner of your browser screen you will see these 3 boxes that look like the image below, which is enlarged.

If you click the middle box once with the left hand button of your mouse, your browser "shrinks" and no longer fills the entire monitor space.

The image in the middle box changes to look like this:

In this smaller mode, you can adjust the width and height of your browser window. Move your mouse to the very outer edges of the browser window or to the bottom right-hand corner of your browser until the arrow turns to a double arrow. When you have the double arrow, click and hold the left hand button of your mouse and adjust the width and/or height of your browsers window. When you have the desired size release the button on the mouse.

If you want your browser's window to fill the entire space on your monitor screen, click the middle box on the top right-hand side of your screen.

 

Macintosh (Apple)

On a Macintosh (Apple) computer, move your mouse until the arrow is on the bottom right-hand corner of your browser. Click and hold the mouse button and adjust your browsers width or height. When you have the desired size, release the button on the mouse.

This method works with either Netscape or Internet Explorer.

By clicking the outer edges of your browser, you will just be moving the browser around, you will not be adjusting its size.