The choice of resolution is affected by several major factors. First of all, the size of screen elements: the higher the resolution, the smaller they are and the higher the load on the eyes. The screen resolution is also influenced by the requirements of the startup programs, many of them refuse to work at too low resolution , for example 800x600 pixels. Typically the operating system during setup chooses the most optimal screen resolution, but can be set independently.
To select the desired screen resolution in Windows XP OS, open the control Panel: "start – control Panel", select "Screen Options". Moving the slider, set the desired resolution and press "OK". You will be asked to evaluate the new settings and save them, if they suit you. Open the window screen settings and other method – right click mouse on a blank spot on your desktop and select "Properties".
The most optimal for computers with a traditional aspect ratio of the screen is the size of 1024x768 pixels. It provides a normal value of the elements of the screen, this resolution is supported by almost all programs. If you have good eyesight, you can set resolution up to 1280x1024. For laptops and monitors with an aspect ratio of 16:9 screen, the most convenient is the screen resolution of 1366x768 pixels.
If your resolution makes the objects on the screen are too small, you can change the size of text and other elements. Open "start" – "control Panel" – "Display" – "Settings" – "Advanced" – "General". Select larger scale (dots per inch). Note that if you change the scale can be broken display of system fonts. If the result of the zoom you are not satisfied, go back to the previous version.
For the operating system Windows 7 screen resolution is selected in a similar way. To open the settings window, click the mouse in a blank spot of the desktop and click "screen Resolution". Then set the parameters you need and save the changes.