How to Change the Screen Resolution in Windows 10

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Does the screen of your Windows 10 computer seem a bit confusing? Have you plugged in a new monitor that does not work as expected? You may need to adjust your screen resolution. Here's how.

To begin, click on the "Windows" button located at the bottom left of your desktop. If the the taskbar has been moved, the button may be on one of the other edges of the screen.

Alternatively, you can press the "Windows" button on your keyboard.

Microsoft Windows 10 Start Menu Button

Then type "Display Settings". Click on the option that appears under "Best Match".

Microsoft Windows 10 Start Menu Display Settings

At the bottom of this menu you will find a section called "Resolution". Click the arrow next to the currently set resolution to display a drop-down list of available options. Select the resolution that you think best fits your needs.

Microsoft Windows 10 Change Resolution

Note: Windows does its best to detect the optimal resolution for the connected monitor. The operating system marks this resolution as the "Recommended" option.

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As soon as you click on one of the options, your screen will adjust to the selected resolution. If things look good, choose "Keep Changes". If the resolution is disturbed, click on "Reset" to return to the previous resolution.

Microsoft Windows 10 Change Screen Resolution Keep or Cancel Changes

If you do not make a selection within 15 seconds, Windows will cancel the change. The timer is used primarily to return to the previous display settings in case the selection made it impossible to read what was displayed.

Changing the resolution of your screen under Windows 10 is as simple as that. Microsoft does its best to guess what works best, but sometimes it needs a little help.

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