Changing Screen Display
Windows 95, makes re-sizing the screen resolution quick and easy and it lets you do
this on the fly, without re-booting and losing your internet connection.
Where to Start
Like many other system-related tasks, youll find the menu item for this function
under the start button located on the lower left of the screen
Figure 1: Getting to the Control Panel
Press the Start button on the lower left of the screen and bring up the Settings menu.
From there, drag your cursor to the right over the small black arrow to display the
submenu with the Control Panel item. as shown in Figure 2. Click on this to see the
Figure 2: The Control Panel
Once the Control Panel is open, click on the icon labeled Display to see the Display
Properties dialog box as shown in Figure 3. Then click the Settings tab along the top.
Figure 3: The Display Properties Dialog Box
Whats Under the Settings Tab
There are only a few things you can select and set on this screen, which makes it
simple to understand and use.
As you can see in Figure 3, there is a slider bar that you can grab move to the left or
right to adjust the screen resolution to 800x600. As you do this, you will also see the
image in the monitor change to give you an idea of the results to expect.
Applying the New Settings
Now, click on the OK button or on the Apply button and see what happens. Before your
very eyes, Windows 95 will reset the screen resolution without rebooting. During this
process, you see the following message:
Windows will now resize your desktop. This could take a few seconds, during which your
screen might flicker. If Windows does not reappear correctly, wait 15 seconds, and your
original settings will be restored.
After this, all you have to do is click the OK button which appears next and your done.
The only problem is that Windows 95 will move around the stuff on your desktop so that
everything is visible. If you are fussy about where things are, you will probably not like
this feature, but if you are a relative novice with Windows 95 or are just laid back about
things, youll enjoy the convenience of this feature.