CHANGING THE SIZE OF THE TEXT AND ICONS ON THE DESKTOP (I.E., CHANGING THE SCREEN RESOLUTION):
Important tip: Be sure to write down or remember the original setting in case you want to return to it if you are not happy with the new setting.
1) Click on the gray Apple icon in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
2) Click on System Preferences….
3) Click on Displays.
4) Click on 1280 X 960 (stretched) or 1024 X 768 (stretched) or whatever setting you want. The larger the number (such as 1280), the smaller the text and icons on the screen will be.
Note: The default factory setting for a 24” iMac Intel Core 2 Duo is 1920 X 1200, which is the largest setting. This setting will result in the sharpest (and smallest) text and the least amount of scrolling up and down on, for example, a web page or a Microsoft Word document, but you can change this setting to whatever you want.
Note 2: “Stretched” means that the picture on the screen is stretched and cropped to fit extra-wide LCD monitors, such as the iMac 24” computer’s screen.
5) Wait a few seconds for the computer to change the screen resolution.
6) Click on the red X button to close the Displays window.