How to view and change Screen Resolution in Windows 10?

Do you know what your PC screen resolution is? How do you find out screen resolution on your monitor? If you don’t know how to see and change screen resolution in Windows 10, check out this post from GearUpWindows now.

In this post, we are going to explain the following:-

  1. What is Screen Resolution?
  2. How do you find out screen resolution on your monitor on Windows 10?
  3. How to Change Screen Resolution Windows 10?

What is Screen Resolution?

Screen Resolution is not a new concept in Windows 10; we often talk about screens and monitors. In one sentence, you can say, “Screen resolution is the number of pixels a screen can show, both horizontally and vertically.” The more pixels, the more information you can see in a small monitor without scrolling it. Screen resolution is measured in pixels, for instance, 1440 x 900 pixels, which means 1440 horizontal and 900 vertical pixels.

How do you find out screen resolution on your monitor on Windows 10?

One can easily view and change the screen resolution of his/her PC. It’s not a hard process. However, in this post, we mention four different ways to view the screen resolution on your Windows 10 PC.

First Method: Check Screen Resolution in Windows 10 using Settings App

Step 1. Click on the Start button of Windows 10 PC and then click the Settings icon to open the Settings app or open it with any other method.

Step 2. In the Settings window that opens, click the “Ease of Access” category.

Step 3. In the left side section, click the Display. On the right side of the Display, click the link “Additional display settings.”

Step 4. Under the “Scale and layout” section, you can see the Screen resolution.

Alternatively, right-click on the Windows 10 Desktop and select Display Settings to open the Display page. On the right side, under “Scale and layout,” you can see the Display resolution.

Second Method: Check Screen Resolution in Windows 10 using Command Prompt

To see the screen resolution in Windows 10 using Command Prompt, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Press and hold the Windows logo key, then press the R key to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2. Type the following command in the Run box and hit Enter from the keyboard to open the Command Prompt window:-

cmd

Step 3. Once the Command Prompt window opens, type the following and press Enter from the keyboard:-

wmic path Win32_VideoController get CurrentHorizontalResolution,CurrentVerticalResolution
 

Step 4. You’ll get screen resolutions for your monitor. In my example, my display uses a resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels.

Third Method: Check Screen Resolution in Windows 10 using Windows PowerShell

To see the screen resolution in Windows 10 using Windows PowerShell, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Press and hold the Windows logo key, then press the R key to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2. Type the following command in the Run box and hit Enter from the keyboard to open the Windows PowerShell:-

Powershell

Step 3. In the Windows PowerShell, copy and paste the following command and press Enter from the keyboard to execute it:-

wmic path Win32_VideoController get CurrentHorizontalResolution,CurrentVerticalResolution
 

Step 4. You’ll get screen resolutions for your monitor. For my example, my display uses a resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels.

Fourth Method: Check Screen Resolution in Windows 10 Using DirectX Diagnostic Tool

This is another method to see the screen resolution in Windows 10 PC. To view the screen resolution in Windows 10 using DirectXDiagnostic tool, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Press Windows logo  + R keys simultaneously to open the Run dialog. Type dxdiag in the box and hit Enter from the keyboard.

Step 2. Click the Display tab in the DirectX Diagnostic Tool window. Under the Device section, you can view the currently applied screen resolution next to the “Current Display Mode” field.

Step 3. You’ll get screen resolutions for your monitor. For my example, my display uses a resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels.

How to Change Screen Resolution Windows 10?

There may be many reasons when you want to change the screen resolution of your PC. It may screen resolution suddenly changed on its own due to incompatible or faulty graphics card drivers. Furthermore, conflicting third-party software may also change the screen resolution of Windows 10.

The reason may be many, adjusting the screen resolution really matters to you. To change screen resolution in Windows 10, perform the following steps:-

Step 1. Right-click on the free space of Windows 10 Desktop and select the “Display settings” option.

Step 2. In the “Scale and layout” section, click the drop-down “Display resolution” and select your desired screen resolution.

Step 3. Once you select any value from the drop-down, see the preview of the resolution; if all good, click the button “Keep changes”; otherwise, click the “Revert” button on the screen to set the previous resolution.

That’s all!!!

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