It is very important to have the correct screen resolution settings on your Windows PC as it facilitates a better display of content and the clarity of images. Higher is the resolution, the 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.
Change Screen Resolution on Windows 10
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:
- Open Settings
- Click on System settings
- Select Display from the left side
- Scroll down till you see Display resolution
- From the drop-down select the screen resolution you want.
Let us see this in more detail.
Go to your Desktop, right-click your mouse and go to Display 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 select the drop-down menu for Display resolution.
1920 X 1080 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 the lower is the resolution, the 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.
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.
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. Windows provides you with a Display Color Calibration Wizard, which helps you set up your computers brightness, gamma, contrast & color settings easily. Using this wizard, you can improve the color on your display and make sure that the colors appear accurately, in Windows 10/8/7.
Search for DCCW or Color Calibration in the search bar of Settings and click in the Calibrate display color option.
This will open the color calibration wizard where you just have to follow the instructions and adjust the settings.
The wizard will guide you to set the color, gamma, brightness, contrast, color balance and also make the text on your screen easier to read.
You will then reach a window shown below where you can adjust how the colors appear on your screen by moving the red, blue, and green sliders.
Calibrate ClearType Text in Windows 10
Make the text on your PC clearer by checking this small box under the Clear Type Text section.
Search for ClearType text in the search bar of Settings and click in the Adjust ClearType text option.
This 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.
This post will help you if Windows 10 Color Calibration keeps resetting.