Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Controlling Windows : Changing the Resolution of the Display

The X server starts at a specific display resolution and color depth. Although you can change the color depth only when you start an X server, you can change the resolution while the X server is running. The number of resolutions available depends both on the display hardware and on the configuration of the X server. Many users prefer to do most of their work at a higher resolution but might want to switch to a lower resolution for some tasks, such as playing games. You can switch between display resolutions by pressing either CONTROL-ALT-KEYPAD-+ or CONTROL-ALT-KEYPAD- –, using the + and – on the keyboard’s numeric keypad. You can also use the Monitor Resolution Settings window (Main menu: System -> Preferences -> Display) to change the resolution of the display.

Changing to a lower resolution has the effect of zooming in on the display; as a result, you may no longer be able to view the entire workspace at once. You can scroll the display by pushing the mouse pointer against the edge of the screen.

Source of Information : Prentice Hall A.Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5th Edition

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