Why do I have to scroll from left to right on many of the web sites I visit?

Question:
Why do I have to scroll from left to right on many of the web sites I visit? Even with my browser maximized on my 17" monitor, I'm still scrolling! Any Ideas?

Answer:
This could be the result of a couple problems. The most likely problem is that your screen resolution is set too low. It's probably at 640x480 and most sites are designed with the assumption you're using a resolution of 800x600 (the most common).

To check OR change your monitor resolution, right-click your desktop {The Desktop, basically, is where all your icons live (stuff like the Recycle Bin sit on the Desktop). It's the "background" area you see when your computer first boots up before you run any programs.}and select Properties.

Next, click the Settings tab. You'll see a little slider gizmo that goes left to right. Make sure it's set to 800x600 or higher (the higher you go, the smaller an item will appear on your screen, so don't go too far).

Click OK. You may need to re-start