- Exploring the Windows Desktop
- Pointing and Clicking
- Dragging and Dropping
- Moving a Window
- Scrolling a Window
- Resizing a Window
- Maximizing, Minimizing, and Closing a Window
- Using the Windows Start Menu
- Opening a Program
- Creating a New Shortcut on the Desktop
- Switching Between Programs
- Using Menus
- Using Toolbars
- Managing PC Resources with MY Computer
- Managing Windows with the Control Panel
- Changing the Size of Your Desktop
- Selecting a New Desktop Theme
- Personalizing the Desktop Background
- Changing the Color Scheme
- Setting up Additional Users
- Using a Screensaver
- Getting Help in Windows
This chapter is from the book
Changing the Size of Your Desktop
You can configure your computer's display so that the desktop is larger or smaller than normal, by changing Windows's screen resolution. A larger desktop lets you view more things onscreen at the same time even though each item is smaller than before. A smaller desktop displays fewer items, but they're larger.
- Right-click anywhere on the desktop to display a pop-up menu.
- Select Properties from the pop-up menu; this opens the Display Properties dialog box.
- Click the Settings tab.
- Adjust the Screen Resolution slider, and click OK when done.