How To Change Your Screen Resolution In Windows 10?

How To Easily Change Your Screen Resolution And Other Display Settings In Windows 10

Resolution refers to the number of pixels on a screen. High resolution means more pixels and more space, whereas low resolution is fewer pixels and often less space. Clarity of images and text displayed on your screen depends on the screen resolution. The higher the resolution, the sharper the items appear. They also appear smaller so more can fit on the screen. Conversely, when your screen resolution is lower, items appear larger but fewer fit on the screen. The larger your monitor, usually the higher resolution it supports. You can increase or reduce your screen resolution depending on the size and capability of your monitor, and this also depends on the type of video card installed.

Having the correct screen resolution on your computer is important. Windows has default settings for screens, which are usually best for your computer, however, you can adjust screen resolution to suit your needs and preferences, and even check your current resolution online. In this article, we explain where to find these settings, and how to adjust them properly. Also, you will find some other tips about how to adjust your display settings.

how to change your screen resolution and other display settings in windows 10

Table of Contents:

Change Your Screen Resolution

Go to your Desktop and right-click your mouse over an empty area. Choose "Display settings" from the menu.

how to change your screen resolution in windows 10 step 1In the Display settings menu, click "Resolution" and you will see a list of resolutions available for your screen. Windows usually sets the recommended screen resolution automatically, as seen in our example.

change screen resolution in windows 10 step 2When attempting to change screen resolution, you will be asked to confirm. Windows then gives you 15 seconds to decide whether you wish to revert to your previous resolution or keep the changes.

change screen resolution in windows 10 step 3

[Back to Table of Contents]

Night Light Settings

Night light setting help you to adjust displayed colours on your screen. You can make them warmer, which is better for your eyes if you are using your computer at night or in the dark.

night light settings step 1

Click "Night light settings" to set color temperature, schedule your night light, and to set specific hours when you want it to be turned on and off.

night light settings step 2

[Back to Table of Contents]

Custom Scaling

To customise scaling of items, go to "Custom scaling" settings.

custom scaling settings step 1

You can enter a custom scaling size between 100% and 500% (which is not recommended). All displays will be set to the custom scaling size you enter. Be aware that custom scaling can cause text, apps, and other items to be unreadable if your display does not support a particular size, and it might be difficult to revert to your previous settings.

custom scaling step 3

[Back to Table of Contents]

Video Showing How To Change Your Screen Resolution:

[Back to Top]

About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an editor for since 2010. Follow me on Twitter to stay informed about the latest tech news or online security threats. Contact Tomas Meskauskas.

Our guides are free. However, if you want to support us you can send us a donation.