Posted 04 March 2005 - 10:39 PM
1024 X 768 gives me more bang for my buck, I guess.
sherrymyra, 800 X 600 is needed for some games,
some specialty situations like running benchmark applications also require it.
I recall the benchmark program needed it
to accurately determine my PC capabilities
in relationship with others in a similar circumstance ...
(at that time, those without video cards installed, I if remember correctly).
Icons appear larger in 800 X 600.
Start Menu occupies a larger percentage of the total screen area.
Large windows display without having to use scroll bars in 1024 X 768.
I can't say much about the higher screen resolutions.
I use a 17" monitor, so the practicality of the higher end ones
in my case is limited.
They require slightly more system resource(s) to use,
and a "better" monitor to capitalize on the benefits, I believe.
Right-clicking anywhere on the desktop in windows XP,
(probably the others, also) will give you the DISPLAY PROPERTIES dialog box.
A slider bar can generally be moved from 800 X 600 to 1024 X 768 and
result in the change.
A reboot might be required.
OK the decision, also.
In some circumstances, I've experienced an inability to do the change.
Or the change doesn't "stick".
If you experience difficulties, post again with the details.
Changes made can be reversed at will, so you will be able to
go back to one from the other easily if you are (and you should be) able to effect changes.
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...