How to change your screen resolution in Windows 10 to customize your display

If you don't like the standard screen resolution on your Windows 10 computer, you can easily change it in the Display Settings menu.

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If you don’t like the standard screen resolution on your Windows 10 computer, you can easily change it in the Display Settings menu.
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Whether you’re playing a game, visiting a website that looks better in a certain resolution, or you simply prefer your computer screen to have a particular layout, Windows 10 allows you to customize your screen resolution to your liking.

While the standard and recommended screen resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels, there are actually 16 resolutions to choose from based on your personal preference.

Changing your screen resolution in Windows 10 can be done via the Display Settings option on your computer. From there, you can try out each of the offered resolutions to see which one best suits your needs, and you can follow the same steps again at any time to change it back.

Here’s how to do it.

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How to change your screen resolution in Windows 10

1. Click the Windows button in the lower-left hand side of your screen.

2. In the search box, type “display.”

3. Click “Display settings” to open the app.

Open the Display settings window.

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Open the Display settings window.
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4. In the Display screen, scroll down to the “Scale and layout” section.

5. Click the box under “Display resolution” to see your available options.

Select the screen resolution that you prefer.

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Select the screen resolution that you prefer.
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6. Click on the screen resolution you want, then either click “Revert” or “Keep changes.”

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Click “Keep changes” to change your screen resolution.
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It should also be noted that you can change your screen layout from landscape to portrait or vice versa under the same “Scale and layout” section depending on your needs or preferences.

These options may only be available on certain machines, so if certain resolutions or layout options do not appear, this is because they’re not compatible with your device.

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