Screen and projector resolution settings
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With a classroom LCD projector

  
These pages are designed for the most common LCD projector resolution, 1024 x 768 pixels (a 4:3 aspect ratio) for showing on the usual types of classroom screens.
  
   Most computer screens are set by default to a higher resolution, but they can easily be adjusted.  When using a projector with this website, you should reset the resolution to match the projector setting of 1024 x 768 pixels
At that setting the images and pages will fill the screen for best visibility in the classroom.

   While hooked to the projector, go to your to computer control panel.  Find the place where you can adjust the screen resolution.  Find the setting 1024 x 768 pixels.  Pick that if the computer did not adjust itself to that automatically. 

   If you have everything set up right, the photo below should fill the classroom screen image area almost completely.

   The F11 key will remove the browser bar at the top of the screen.  You can also zoom in or zoom out of the pages and images with the keyboard combinations Ctrl + and Ctrl -.

Without a projector attached

   If you are viewing this site on a computer screen, without a projector attached, you will still find it best to check your screen resolution and reset it if necessary. 
That will give you the best view of the pages and images on this site.

   Go to the control panel on your computer, and find the display resolution setting adjustment. 
  • For a standard 4:3 aspect ratio monitor, pick the 1024 x 768 pixels choice.  The photo below will fill the screen almost completely.
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  • For a wide screen (16:9 aspect ratio) monitor, pick 1360 x 768 pixels or 1366 x 768 pixels.  The photo below will fill the screen top to bottom, but there will be some space on the left and right sides.

  
The F11 key will remove the browser bar at the top of the screen.  You can also zoom in or zoom out of the pages and images with the keyboard combinations Ctrl + and Ctrl -.


 










The photo shows a teenage girl in a textile factory in Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1916.
The photo is from the Library of Congress collection.