Change Your Display Resolution

Higher resolutions (such as 1920 x 1080) will cause text and objects on your screen to appear smaller, but sharper. Lower resolutions (like 800 x 600) will increase the size of text and objects, but limit the amount of information that can be displayed at any one time.

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If you're running Windows 7 and would like to change the display resolution, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Windows key and X at the same time to open the Quick Access Menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Under Appearance and Personalization, click Adjust Screen Resolution.
  3. Click the drop-down next to Resolution and use the slider to select the resolution you'd like. Click Apply.
  4. You'll now be presented with the new resolution. If you like it, click Keep. If you don't like the new resolution, click Revert and you'll go back to the previous settings.
  5. When you're happy with the resolution, click OK.

For Windows 8.1, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click an empty area of your desktop and click Screen Resolution in the context menu.
  2. Click the drop-down next to Resolution and use the slider to select the resolution you'd like. Click Apply.
  3. You'll now be presented with the new resolution. If you like it, click Keep. If you don't like the new resolution, click Revert and you'll go back to the previous settings.
  4. When you're happy with the resolution, click OK.

If you're running Windows 10, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start and choose Settings.
  2. Click System and then Advanced Display Settings.
  3. Click the drop-down next to Resolution and use the slider to select the resolution you'd like. Click Apply.
  4. You'll now be presented with the new resolution. If you like it, click Keep. If you don't like the new resolution, click Revert and you'll go back to the previous settings.
  5. When you're happy with the resolution, click OK.
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