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How To Change The Screen Resolution Of Your Display In Windows 10

The screen resolution of your display determines the amount of information that it displayed on the screen at any given time. It is measured in horizontally and vertically in pixels.

Lowers screen resolutions like 640 x 480 will show fewer items, while higher resolutions like 1920 x 1080 will fit more of them. The items will appear smaller the higher you go, and what resolution you can choose will depend on your video card, driver, and, of course, monitor.

Windows 10 supports resolutions up to 8K, though the current top standard is 4K.

This is how simple it is to change the screen resolution of your display.

1. Open Settings.

2. Click on System, and then make sure that Display is selected on the left panel.

3. Modify the Resolution dropdown menu under the Scale and layout section. Windows 10 will list the minimum and maximum supported display resolutions here, providing recommendation on the best one to choose along the way.

4. If the selected screen resolution looks good to you, then click on Keep changes in the dialog box that pops up. You will have 15 seconds to decide, before Windows automatically reverts to the previous screen resolution, in case you are having trouble seeing things.

Changing the screen resolution of a display will be applied to all users, no matter which user changed it.

And while monitors can display resolutions that are lower than their native resolutions, text and images will not look sharp at lower pixel counts. For this reason, it is always best to stick with the recommend option Windows 10 suggests for your setup.

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