How to change Screen Resolution & Display settings in Windows 10

It is very important to have the correct screen resolution settings in your Windows PC as it facilitates better display of content and the clarity of images. Higher is the resolution, sharper are the images and contents on your PC. While, Windows however has its own set default scaling settings and colors for each display in your PC, which are usually the best for your system, you can always adjust it according to your own preferences.

In this post, we will learn about how to how to change the Screen Resolution, Color calibration, ClearType Text, Display Adapter, Text sizing and other Display settings in Windows 10. Adjusting the screen resolution is easy and you can get to the Screen Resolution settings via Display Settings app.

Change Screen Resolution on Windows 10

Go to your Desktop, right-click your mouse and go to Display Settings.screen resolution settings

The following panel will open. Here you can adjust the size of text, apps, and other items and also change the orientation. To change the resolution settings, scroll down this window and click on Advanced Display Settings.

Change Screen Resolution Settings in Windows 10

1366 X 768 is the recommended screen resolution for my PC. It may be different for you.

However, you may want to modify if you want the items in your PC to appear larger. Please note that lower is the resolution, larger is the content displayed on your screen. From the available options in the drop-down menu, select the one you want and click Apply.

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If it is not the optimal setting for your system, you will see an Optimal Resolution Notification like this.


You may ignore the notification and confirm your Screen Resolution changes by clicking on Keep The Changes. or you may select another screen resolution. You will get just 15 seconds to confirm the changes or else it will revert to the default display settings.

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While here in the Advanced Display settings panel, you can also change the following settings:

Change Color Calibration in Windows 10

You can also calibrate your display here by clicking on Color Calibration. This will open the color calibration wizard where you just have to follow the instructions and adjust the settings. You will the reach a window shown below where you can adjust how the colors appear on your screen by moving the red, blue and green 10 color calibration

Calibrate Clear Type Text in Windows 10

Make the text on your PC clearer by checking this small box under the Clear Type Text section. Click on Clear Text Type will open the Text Tuner where you have to follow the instructions and keep clicking on ‘Next’ button to tune the text on your monitor. text tuner

Change Advanced Sizing of Text and Other Items

Here you can adjust the size of texts, apps, and other items on your PC including title bars, menus, message boxes etc.

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Change Display Adapter properties

The Display Settings also allow you change the Display Adapter properties as follows:


While one can adjust the settings manually, please note that the display scaling and screen resolution also depends on physical size of your PC display and its resolution, and it most cases it is best to leave the settings at their default values.

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