How to Change Screen Resolution in Windows 10 – Screen resolution or screen resolution is generally responsible for the clarity of the text and images displayed on the screen. At lower resolutions, text and images appear larger but fewer items fit on the screen. Likewise, at higher resolutions, images and text look sharper, but more items enter the screen because they appear smaller.
When you install the Windows operating system and install your graphics driver, the driver automatically sets the recommended resolution. Most users don’t need to change the recommended or standard screen resolution, but sometimes, when playing games or running software, games or software might automatically change the screen resolution, Force the original screen resolution to be restored manually.
Last night, when writing how to set a specific resolution on a Windows 10 PC, I noticed that the screen resolution option is not in the Windows 10 desktop context menu. As you might know, in previous versions of Windows, the screen resolution option will appear when you right-click on the desktop.
In Windows 10, Microsoft has renamed the screen resolution options in the desktop context menu to display settings. In other words, when you right-click on the desktop, you will see the Display settings option instead of the Screen resolution option. This is because, Microsoft has moved most of the settings to the new Settings application to make changing Windows settings easier on both traditional PCs and touch-based devices. And because the screen resolution settings have been moved, changing the screen resolution in Windows 10 isn’t as easy as before.
While right-clicking on the Windows 10 desktop and clicking Display settings opens the Display settings in the Settings application, first time users will find it difficult to find options and change the screen resolution in Windows 10.
How to Change the Screen Resolution in Windows 10 from Display in the Control Panel
Open the Control Panel (display icon), and click / tap on the Display icon.
On the left side, click / tap the Display Settings Change button.
If you have more than one display connected to your PC, then select the display that you want to change the screen resolution for. Note: If all your views are not displayed, click / tap the Detect button to see if Windows can find it. If you are unsure which number is included, you can click / tap the Identify button so that each display number appears briefly for viewing.
In the Resolution drop-down menu, select the screen resolution (ex: 1920 x 1080) that you want for the selected display, click / tap on Apply.
Click / tap on Keep changes. Note: You will have 15 seconds to choose Save changes or Revert before automatically returning to the previous screen resolution. This can be useful if changes prevent you from being able to see this dialog.
How to Change Screen Resolution in Windows 10 from Display in Application Settings
Clicking / tap on the Device icon opens settings.
Click / tap on Display on the left side, and click / tap on the Advanced display settings link at the bottom right side.
If you have more than one display connected to your PC, then select the display that you want to change the screen resolution for. Note: If all your views are not displayed, then click / tap the Detect link to see if Windows can find it. If you are unsure which number is included, then you can click / tap the Identify link so that each display number appears briefly for viewing.
Under Resolution, move the slider left or right to choose the screen resolution (ex: 1920 x 1080) that you want for the selected display, and click / tap on Apply.
If the screen resolution or display mode selected looks good for you, then click / tap Save changes.
If you have more than one screen connected to your PC and want to change the screen resolution of another screen, then repeat step 3 above.
When finished, you can close Settings if you want.