- By Nancy Muir Boysen
- Changing the desktop background
- Customize the Lock Screen
- Adjusting colors and transparency
- Using themes
- Changing the screen saver
- Making timeout settings
- Enlarging text
- Changing screen resolution
- Customizing the taskbar
- Adding tiles to the Start menu
- Moving tiles
- Using Snap to arrange apps on the desktop
- Resizing tiles
Changing screen resolution
The monitor on your computer or laptop displays your desktop and its contents at a certain resolution, expressed in pixels in a ratio of height to width, such as 1024 x 768. Resolutions containing higher numbers provide a crisper screen, though elements might be smaller. Resolutions with a lower number provide a less crisp image, but elements are bigger, which might make the screen more readable for some. If you ever share images of your desktop you might be asked to shoot those images at a certain resolution, so it’s useful to know how to change this setting.
Choose a screen resolution
- In Settings, choose System, and then click Display.
Click Advanced Display Settings.
- Click the Resolution drop-down list, and then select the setting you want.