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Do you know what your Screen Resolution is set at? Tired of looking at tiny little writing on your screen when you view websites…? Customising your screen to be the way you want can really help you use your computer better! In this article, we will show you how to change your screen resolution in Windows 7 and Windows 10.

A computer screen uses millions of pixels to display images. These pixels are arranged in a grid horizontally and vertically. The number of pixels horizontally and vertically is shown as the screen resolution.

Windows 7 Insructions

You can reset this on a PC by going to your [Desktop], right-click and choose [Screen Resolution].

How to Change Screen Resolution Windows 7

Then, there should be a dropdown menu called [Resolution] that you can use to make your screen use more or fewer pixels. When you reset it and click okay, your screen will flash blank as it readjusts – don’t panic. Then, it will be reset to a different size and give you the option to keep it that way. If you don’t like it, you can always put it back the way it was to by repeating these steps!

Windows 10 Instructions

If you’re using a Windows 10 PC or laptop, then certain settings will be set for you automatically. For instance, when you connect a new monitor to your PC, Windows will try to determine the best possible screen resolution for outputting video to your monitor in a size and resolution that it supports.  Unfortunately, if there are missing drivers or if your screen looks blurry, you may need to change the screen resolution. Here is how to change the resolution on your Windows 10 machine.

Start by right clicking anywhere on your Desktop and select Display Settings.

Change screen resolution Windows 10
Change screen resolution Windows 10
How to change screen resolution Windows 10

Try it and see if changing the settings on your Screen Resolution makes it better to view things on your computer!

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