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HRIS Tip: Function Key:F11 & Resizing your desktop

Function Key:F11

The function key ... F11 ... toggles between full-screen and regular views.

  • To enlarge a HRIS page ... select F11.
  • To restore original page image ... select F11 again.

How to Change Resolution/Desktop Display

How to Change Resolution ... Desktop Display The best resolution for viewing HRIS pages is 1024 x 768 pixels. Follow these steps to view or update your desktop display settings.

  1. Close all software applications before beginning this process.
  2. Access the Control Panel by selecting the Windows "Start" Button > Settings > Control Panel > Display > Settings
    • The display (colors and screen area) will appear.
    • Jot down original Screen Area settings in case you want to change it back later.
  3. Change the display (Screen Area) by sliding the arrow either left or right on the bar. The best resolution for HRIS is 1024 by 768 pixels.
  4. Select "OK" ... the following message will appear: Windows will now reside your desktop. This could take a few seconds, during which your screen might flicker. Select "OK" at the bottom of this message.
  5. The following message will appear: You resized your desktop. Do you want to keep this setting? Select "Yes" at the bottom of this message.
  6. Close the Display Properties and Control Panel.

After completing these steps, your desktop will be resized for ALL applications. To change your desktop back to the original setting, follow these directions using the hand-written setting indicated below Step 2.

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