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My Windows XP computer uses a 1440px by 900px monitor. I find myself wishing it was bigger... but is there a way to set the screen resolution to larger than 1440by900?

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Attach a different screen. –  Daniel Beck Oct 28 '10 at 12:39
    
I don't have another screen... nor enough to buy one at the moment –  TheAdamGaskins Oct 28 '10 at 12:40
    
Related: superuser.com/questions/15140/… –  Sathya Oct 28 '10 at 14:42
    
Depending on what you want to do, you could look into virtual desktops. –  Daniel Beck Oct 28 '10 at 14:48

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Presuming your graphics card can support higher resolutions than your monitor can support you can increase the desktop size and have to scroll around your desktop. This is not advisable IMHO but if you want to try:

Go to Display Settings. Then click on Advanced Settings. Under Monitor uncheck Hide modes that this monitor Cannot Display
or
Under Adapter Click on list all modes

Then simply choose one larger than your monitor supports and give it a go.
However be warned some monitors will simply display a mgs saying input is out of range.

Hope it helps/

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Bingo! Just what I needed! –  TheAdamGaskins Oct 28 '10 at 12:48
    
Glad it helped. –  Joe Taylor Oct 28 '10 at 12:59

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