| Lesson 6 || Configuring the display |
|| Describe the options contained in the Display Properties dialog box in the Control Panel. |
Configuring the Display in Windows
Windows allows you to customize your desktop and display settings. These settings control how your desktop looks and how your monitor displays information. For example, you can:
- Customize the colors and fonts that are used by Windows 2000
- Customize the wallpaper image on your desktop
- Configure a screen saver with a password in order to protect your work
Depending on which display adapter (video card) you have installed, you may be able to make additional configuration changes through the
Display Properties dialog box, and there may be more, fewer, or different tabs compared to those shown in the screenshots.
Configuring the Windows Display
To configure display options, use the Display feature of the Control Panel. You can also access this dialog box by right-clicking from any empty space on the desktop, and choosing Properties.
The Settings Tab
The Settings tab of the Display Properties dialog box can be used to configure color depth and video resolution.
How is the "Settings tab" of the Display Properties dialog box used to configure color depth and video resolution on Windows?
The "Settings" tab in the Display Properties dialog box is used to configure the color depth and video resolution settings for your display on Windows. Here's how to use it:
- Right-click on your desktop and select "Display settings" from the context menu.
- In the Display settings window, scroll down to the bottom and click on "Advanced display settings".
- In the Advanced display settings window, click on "Display adapter properties for Display 1".
- This will open the Display Properties dialog box. Click on the "Settings" tab.
- To configure the color depth, click on the drop-down menu under "Colors" and select the desired color depth. The available options will depend on your display and graphics adapter.
- To configure the video resolution, move the slider under "Screen resolution" to the desired resolution. The available options will depend on your display and graphics adapter.
- Click on the "Apply" button to apply the changes.
- If prompted, click on "Keep changes" to save the changes.
- Close the Display Properties dialog box and the other windows.
Your display should now be set to the desired color depth and video resolution. It's important to note that changing the video resolution may affect the size of text and icons on your desktop, so you may need to adjust the scaling settings to ensure everything appears correctly.
You can use the Advanced options feature of the Settings tab to control a wide range of options.
The Advanced options dialog box allows you to specify display font size, gather information about the video card driver, update and uninstall video drivers,
set the refresh frequency of your monitor, enable and disable hardware acceleration, and create color profiles.