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HP Notebook PCs - Display Types and Adjusting Notebook Display Settings in Windows XP
Overview of display resolution
Resolution is the number of pixels (individual points of color) contained on a notebook display, expressed in terms of the number of pixels on the horizontal axis and the number on the vertical axis. The sharpness of the image on a display depends on the resolution and the size of the screen. The same pixel resolution will be sharper on a smaller screen and gradually lose sharpness on larger screens because the same number of pixels are being spread out over a larger area.
The following table provides the maximum resolution available for each standard display type.
Change the notebook display settings
Use the following steps to adjust the display resolution:
NOTE: Many notebooks do not have a driver that supports changing the display settings. The driver must allow for automatic adjustments. If the display settings are adjusted, the desktop may appear larger or smaller than the LCD area.
To use the keyboard controls to adjust the screen brightness, press Fn + the key to reduce the display brightness. Press Fn + the corresponding key to increase the brightness.