Screen Resolution

The LINC Home Study program is designed for a minimum screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels (1024 x 768 recommended). The program will not appear correctly if your system is not set to at least this minimum.

Your screen resolution is: x

To check or change your screen resolution, please follow these steps.


STEPS (Windows XP):

1. Right click on your desktop and select Properties.

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2. Select the Settings tab.

3. To adjust the screen resolution of your monitor, set the slider in the section labeled Screen resolution to at least 800 x 600 (1024 x 768 recommended).

4. Click OK.

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STEPS (Windows 7):

1. Open Screen Resolution by clicking the Start button screen, clicking Control Panel, and then, under Appearance and Personalization, clicking Adjust screen resolution.

2. Click the drop-down list next to Resolution, move the slider to the resolution you want, and then click Apply.

3. Click Keep to use the new resolution, or click Revert to go back to the previous resolution.

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Screen Resolution in Control Panel shows the recommended resolution for your monitor.


Native Resolution

LCD monitors, including laptop screens, typically run best at their native resolution. You don't have to set your monitor to run at this resolution, but it's usually recommended in order to ensure you see the sharpest text and images possible. LCD monitors generally come in two shapes: a standard proportion of width to height of 4:3, or a widescreen ratio of 16:9 or 16:10. A widescreen monitor has both a wider shape and resolution than a standard ratio monitor.

If you're unsure of your monitor's native resolution, check the product manual or go to the manufacturer's website. Here are typical resolutions for some popular screen sizes:

  • 19-inch screen (standard ratio): 1280 x 1024 pixels
  • 20-inch screen (standard ratio): 1600 x 1200 pixels
  • 22-inch screen (standard ratio): 1680 x 1050 pixels
  • 24-inch screen (standard ratio): 1900 x 1200 pixels