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Do you have a new PC/LCD Display and you find that the screen is very hard to see as everything is so tiny?

Today's modern LCD Monitors (on desktops and laptops) often have very high resolutions, which is good for those who like to have a lot on their one screen, but for those who have a hard time reading that tiny print, the newer PCs can be much worse than their old one.

With the old CRT Monitors (those huge, heavy things), you could just decrease the resolution settings and make everything larger.  With the new LCDs though, doing this will significantly distort and blur the images, making everything hard to see (but larger).

Here's the correct way to make everything bigger in Windows on your LCD display:

What you need to adjust is the DPI (dots per inch) setting instead of changing the resolution.  Here's how to do it (find the directions below for your version of Windows*):
*This method works better with Windows Vista and Windows 7, as Windows XP only changes the font sizes, not the size of everything.

Windows XP
Right Click on an empty spot on your desktop.  Select Properties.  Click on the Settings Tab up top, then click the Advanced button to the lower right of the Window.  In the next Windows that pops up, in the General tab, select Large Size 120dpi from the drop down menu under DPI size.  You can also select custom setting from the list and set a larger DPI if the 25% increase is not adequate for you.

Windows Vista
 Right Click on an empty spot on your desktop.  Select Personalize.  Click the link on the left of the Personalization window that says Adjust font size (DPI).  Select the option for Larger Scale (120 DPI) or click the Custom DPI button and type a percentage of increase.

Windows 7
Right Click on an empty spot on your desktop.  Select Personalize.  Click the link on the lower left of the Personalization window that says Display.  Windows 7 gives you a 125% and 150% option here.  Choose your desired option, then click the Apply button.



If you need help with making these or any other settings on your PC, you can always bring your PC into Discount Computer Service (or have a technician come out to your house) and a friendly DCS technician can help you customize and find solutions for your computer problems.  410-366-7300.




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