Change Windows 10 Screen Resolution

How To Change Screen Resolution in Windows 10

Nowadays with all the various devices running Windows 10 is very important to have the correct screen resolution. Using the optimal screen resolution based on your screen size and display capabilities, you can get a better and clear images on screen. When the resolution will go up on scale, the images will become more sharper, and of course, the content of games and applications. Windows has its own set of default values who are automatically applied by the Windows 10 System based on your screen, however you can manually adjust any of these settings to fit your preferences.

In this article we will see how to change various settings related to resolution in Windows 10 as Screen Resolution, ClearType Text, Display Adapter, Text Sizing, Color Calibration and other values related to these. First step is to open up the Display Settings app from the panel.

Windows 10 – Change Screen Resolution

When you are in desktop, just click the right mouse button and a panel will show up:

Windows 10 Screen Resolution Settings

From here you have to select the “Display settings”, from where you are able to change the text size, orientation, brightness level. To change the resolution you have to select “Advanced Display Settings”.

Screen Resolution Advanced Settings

On my laptop, Windows 10 recommend the optimum resolution of 1366 x 768, but it may be different from PC to PC. If you want to modify the recommended settings, you can do it. If you lower the resolution the text will appear larger on screen, if you go up, the text will become smaller. From the options menu, select the desired resolution and press “Apply” at the end.

Change Screen Resolution Windows 10

If the selected display resolution is not the optimal one, you will get a popup with Optimal Resolution Notification from Windows 10.

Optimal Resolution Notification

At this point, you may ignore the notification and confirm your changes by clicking the “Keep The Changes” button. If you’re not happy with your selection you may select a new resolution from the list. Windows 10 will wait 15 seconds before reverting the changes, if something goes wrong like the image is missing from the screen in 15 seconds the screen resolution will be reverted to the previous value.

Windows 10 Display Settings revert changes

From here, in Advanced Display Settings, you can make even more adjustments like:

Change Color Calibration in Windows 10

From here you can calibrate the display by clicking on Color Calibration. A new window will be displayed showing the Color Calibration Wizard. If you wish to continue this step, just follow the instructions from the wizard and you’re good to go.

Windows 10 Color Calibration

Calibrate Clear Type Text in Windows 10

If you think your text on the screen is not clear enough, you can make it much clear by checking the box under the Clear Type Text section displayed on page. Clicking that will open up Text Tuner Wizard where you also have to follow instructions to adjust the settings as you like.

Clear Text Type Tuner Wizard Windows 10

Change Advanced Sizing of Text

You can also adjust the various sizes of texts, apps including title bars text, menu text and even message boxes.

Change Text Sizing in Windows 10

Change Display Adapter settings and properties

From the same Display Settings panel we can change the Display Adapter settings and properties:


You can play with various settings here, but i strongly  recommend to do it only if you know exactly what you’re going to do. Scaling and Screen Resolution depend on the size of your display and electronic capacity, so it’s better to leave it default.


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