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Customizing the appearance of Windows 10

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 1366 x 768. Resolutions containing higher numbers provide a crisper screen, though onscreen elements might be smaller. Resolutions with a lower number provide a less crisp image, but onscreen elements are larger, 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

  1. In Settings, choose System, and then click Display.

  2. Click the Resolution drop-down list, and then select the setting you want.