How to change screen resolution in Windows 10?

July 26, 2018 |

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When you finally get a computer of your own, you want to customize it as much as possible. A screen resolution is also an option, especially if you want to use the screen for some specific software that requires a bigger resolution. Luckily, as many features in the Windows operating system, the resolution is easily alterable. In this guide, we will help you proceed with the possible alteration.

How can I change resolution in Windows 10?

When you are using your computer, the interaction you make the most is with your screen, so it’s very important that the objects appear to be the way you see them on screen and the colors the way you chose them, etc. The display resolution is measured in pixels, horizontally and vertically. The amount of the pixels that are engaging with your eyes makes up the clarity of the image on the screen. Lower resolution, like 800 by 600, is just enough to see what is going on, but not in very great detail. Which is why we all strive to get better resolutions, 1920 by 1080 or more. That way, everything you see on the screen will appear more clear and sharper.

If you found that you have low resolution and you wish to increase it, use these instructions:

  • Step 1. Enter Display Settings.
  • Step 2. Select the Start button, it’s located in the left bottom corner of your screen.
  • Step 3. Click the System icon.
  • Step 4. Another way to access Display settings, is to open the Start Button system search and type in ‘display’, and you will get the “Change Display settings” option.
  • Step 5. Once you have entered the Display Settings, you can find the Resolution menu and pick the best possible resolution for your computer. Typically, the more the better.

On a side note, you should know that you can pick the best resolution, but if your hardware does not support it, i.e. if you don’t have a powerful enough video card, you will not be able to get the best resolution. Of course, to pick the best one for your system, you need to know what the requirements are. The good thing about this changing the resolution feature is that you will get a 15-second window when you will be able to decide if you want to stay with the new resolution or if it’s not something you were looking for. If you don’t see the necessity or wish to get another type of resolution, click Reverse and pick the resolution type that you need.

This glitch is also something that a specially designed tool like Auslogics BoostSpeed can help you evade in the future. You might want to invest in it now so that it can help prevent possible malfunctions. If, however, you find yourself in a situation when all the requirements are met but the resolution doesn’t change, it’s probable that you have a display driver issue that is preventing your computer from implementing the changes. To make sure that you used all possible options, install a tool that is designed to schedule updates and keep your drivers updated at all times.  Try Auslogics Driver Updater tool to make sure that all your important drivers are updated.

Hopefully, from this article, you got a general idea why the screen resolution matters in Windows 10 and how to change it.

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