Screen Resolution

Changing the resolution of a computer screen can help legibility. A screen can be set to a high resolution which results in more information being displayed at a smaller size, or a low resolution which results in less information displayed at a bigger size.

Low resolution (800x600), bigger type, less on the screen.

Medium resolution (1024x768)

High resolution (1280x1024), smaller type, more on the screen

Changing the screen resolution in Windows

  1. Right-click on the Desktop and select Screen resolution from the pop-up list. You will see a box containing a drop-down list labelled Resolution.
  2. Choose an option, click Apply and the screen resolution will change.
  3. If you are happy with the new resolution click Keep changes.
  4. If you don't like the new screen resolution click Revert.

Changing the screen resolution on a Mac

  1. From the Apple menu choose System Preferences
  2. Click the Displays icon in the Hardware section

Mac System picture

  1. Select a Resolution from the list on the left. The display will change automatically

Mac display options picture