Change Your Windows 2000 Screen
- Minimize all applications so
that you have a clear view of your desktop.
- Right-click an open area of the
desktop - make sure you don't right-click an icon such as My Computer by
- From the small menu that
appears, click (left mouse button) on "Properties."
- A "Display Properties"
window will appear; click the "Settings" tab to bring it to the
- In the lower right portion of
that tab, find the section titled "Screen Area" with a slide bar
going from left to right, or from "less" to
- With your mouse, slide the bar
to the right, towards the "more" side. As you slide the bar, you
should see the word under it go from 640 X 480 to a higher resolution, such
as 800 X 600.
- I recommend trying just one
notch at a time.
- Click "Apply" to test
your new settings. An informational message will appear, saying that you
will have 15 seconds to test your new settings before they take
- Click "OK" to test the
new settings. The screen will change to allow you to view it, and if you
want to keep those settings, click "Yes" within 15 seconds. To
keep your old settings, click "No" or wait 15 seconds.
- Repeat steps 6-8 until you have
a setting that you are satisfied with. When you are done, click
"OK" to make the Display Properties box disappear.