How to Fix Internet Explorer Resolution

by Chad Buleen

Sometimes problems with screen resolution arise when a computer is hooked into a projector that projects onto a larger screen. This can be especially annoying for people who are using programs such as Internet Explorer during a meeting. If what is being shown on the wall does not match what is being shown on the computer screen, visibility problems could arise. Fortunately, there is a simple way to fix Internet Explorer resolution as well as the resolution for anything else you are trying to show from your computer.

1

Close any open programs, including Internet Explorer. Right-click on the desktop of the computer. A menu will appear.

2

Click on "Properties" at the bottom of the menu. When the next window opens, click on "Display Properties."

3

Click on the "Settings" button in the top right of the new window.

4

Click on "Screen Area or Resolution." Here you will see the current resolution settings of the computer. The current setting is likely something like 1024x768 pixels. Locate the arrow that points downward and click on it. The resolution will change. For the purposes of this tutorial, make the resolution 800x600 pixels. Click on "OK."

5

Click on "OK" in the window that says "Windows will now resize your desktop." The screen will go black. After a few seconds, a new desktop appears. The icons on the desktop will be larger.

6

Open Internet Explorer. The resolution will have changed as it did with the icons on the desktop. You have successfully fixed the Internet Explorer resolution.

Tip

  • If the resolution does not look right at 800x600 pixels, return to Step 4 and change the resolution to a higher or a lower setting. Continue to make changes until the screen looks the way you want it to.

Warning

  • Remember what the original resolution is before you change it so you will be able to put it back to its original setting.

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