How to change your screen resolution in Windows 10

Changing the screen resolution shouldn’t be hard. Windows 10 doesn’t make it tricky, but it has given it a change of address in the new version. Here’s how you can find it.

  1. From the Windows desktop, either right click anywhere on the screen and click ‘Display settings.’ If you’re in tablet mode, a long touch will have the same effect.

  2. If you’re not there already, click ‘Display’ in the list on the left

  3. Scroll down to the bottom and select ‘Advanced display settings’ (no, we’re not sure why resolution is ‘advanced’, but there we are)change_desktop_resolution_windows_10_step_2

  4. Near the bottom of the window there’s a resolution dropdown, showing all the screen resolutions your PC can display. Pick one.

  5. Press ‘apply’ and you’re all set.

If you can’t find the resolution you’d like, chances are either your monitor doesn’t support it, or your graphics card drivers could do with an update. Visit AMD, nVidia or Intel for updates.

Struggling to get to grips with Cortana, Windows 10’s personal assistant? Check out our handy guide.

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