How to Make Items on your Monitor Larger

Posted by: Maxine Brimmer (4 years ago)

Accessibility can be a big issue for some people when dealing with computers; if you’d like to make Windows a little bit easier for you to use, changing the display size of objects on your computer can be an easy first step.

Computer screens are often very busy and full of small icons and smaller text, but there is a very simple way to change this. If your computer is running Windows 7 or Windows Vista, the first thing you will need to do is to click on the Start button and select Control Panel from the menu. Once you’ve reached the Control Panel, you will need to select Appearance and Personalization, and then you will need to click on the “Display” button.

You will be able to see when the Display window pops up that there are three options available. If you have never tried to alter your display settings before, you will probably using the default setting, which is labeled “Smaller – 100%”. Depending on the size you prefer, you can choose to set the display size to either the Medium or Larger settings, and then simply click the Apply button. You will be prompted to sign out of Windows and sign back in again before the display change takes effect.

If your computer is running on Windows 8, you will be able to achieve the same results by right-clicking anywhere on the desktop, and then selecting Screen Resolutions. You will need to click on “Make text and other items larger and smaller” and then change the settings as you would prefer, this can also help to adjust the resolution for tablets running Windows 8. 

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