The text and icons on your computer monitor should be easy to see and read. If you find yourself squinting at either, you’ll want to change your screen resolution. In Windows XP, right-click the Desktop, click Properties, and Settings; in Windows Vista/7, right-click the Desktop, click Personalize, and select Display Settings. Under Screen Resolution change the slider to more or less resolution. Text and icons will be bigger as the resolution decreases, and the opposite is true. Your monitor may only support a few different settings. By changing the resolution so everything is easy to read you should be more functional.