CATTLEFACTS Help topic
Increasing screen resolution
(A minimum of 800 x 600 is
good but 1024 x 768 is brilliant)
To Reduce Text Size
The viewing problem:
If a page seems to have disappeared
past the right hand side of your screen no matter how much you scroll right, then it
could be that your screen's resolution is too low for the page you are trying to view.
Increasing your screen resolutiuon to 800 x 600 pixels should fix the problem and is easy
to do. As a bonus, your computer screen will appear crisper, cleaner and more colourful
with the new higher screen resolution.
If you are able to set your screen
resolution to the next level up (1024 x 768) you will have an even more pleasurable
viewing experience of most web sites. Besides increased image crispness, on-screen pages
will no longer seem to be "in your face". Viewing will be more comfortable. More
like reading a magazine at arms length than reading a billboard at two metres.
How to change your screen
On your computer's main screen (not in an
click you RIGHT mouse button to bring up the menu below:
On the properties selection of
this menu, click your LEFT mouse button.
This will bring up the 'Properties' dialoge box below.
On the 'Display Properties'
dialogue box below click the 'Settings' tab,
on the right, with your LEFT mouse button.
After pressing the settings tab in the
previous dialogue, the following
screen properties box will appear as below.
In the 'Desktop Area' of the
box opposite move the slider to show a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels, or better.
To make this new resolution 'stick', press the
"Apply" button at the bottom of the box then the "OK" button.
You can always change the resolution back
at a later time by repeating the steps above but you can leave these settings in place if
you like them.
Reduce Text Size
Reducing the text size displayed in your
browser can also improve the look of your screen and its 'viewability'. It's easily
reversable and you can do it as follows on Internet Explorer (IE):
On the menu bar at the top of your browser
click 'View' and a drop down menu appears. From the menu click 'Text size' and another
menu appears. From this menu choose either the 'Smaller' or 'Smallest' setting.