Hey folks! If you have a
reasonably new machine and a 17" monitor (or even a 15" monitor),
right click on your desktop (an empty screen with no
programs showing) and choose "Properties", then the
"Settings" tab. Move the "Screen Resolution" slider to
the right one notch and press the 'OK" button.
While you are at it, check the "Color Quality" dropdown list beside
the slider and make sure you have at least "16 bit" selected.
In the third picture (above), most users would likely increase the
active window size, but I've shown it small so you can see how much
more you can get on the screen, just by increasing resolution.
After the change in resolution,
don't panic or rush to judge, unless it is really awful.
Any change will look small at first, but try it for a while before
giving up. You'll get to like it, and -- trust me -- your
eyes do adjust.
FWIW, I'm running 1152 x
864, at 32 bit depth. You'll notice I use the Opera browser for most of my web
work. I do have Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE), though and also Phoenix
(Added Nov 2003) My favourite browser is now
free and installs over Microsoft Internet Explorer, giving MSIE a much nicer user
interface. Opera is still very good, though, and fast.