Screen resolution determines the clarity of visuals on your computer. It refers to the number of pixels displayed horizontally and vertically on a monitor. For instance, a 1920 x 1080 resolution means the screen displays 1920 pixels horizontally and 1080 pixels vertically. In today’s world, terms like 4K/UHD (3840 x 2160) and Full HD/1080p (1920 x 1080) are commonly used to describe resolutions. On Windows 11, the process of checking and adjusting the screen resolution has been made intuitive with the revamped Settings app. This app not only displays the current resolution but also allows users to change it if needed. This guide will walk you through the steps to easily check your screen resolution on Windows 11.
How to View and Change Screen Resolution on Windows 11?
Follow these steps to view and change Screen Resolution on Windows 11:-
Step 1. First, open the Settings app by pressing the Windows + I keys together from the keyboard or using any other method.
Step 2. In the Settings window, click on the System category from the left side pane.
Step 3. After that, on the right side of the System category, click on the Display tab.
Step 4. Next, under the Scale & layout section, in the Display resolution option, you will find the current screen resolution fixed for your monitor. For instance, on my PC, the screen resolution set by Windows 11 is 1440 x 900 pixels.
Step 5. Now, if you want to change the screen/display resolution for some reason, click on the drop-down menu under the Display resolution option and select the desired resolution that you want to set for your monitor.
Step 6. After selecting a new resolution for your screen, you will be prompted to keep changes or revert. Here, Windows 11 gives you 10 seconds to make the changes; if you don’t select any options, it will revert to the default screen resolution settings. Windows will also show a preview of the new resolution; if you are happy with the changes, click on the Keep changes button; otherwise, you have the option to click on the Revert button.
However, there is an option available to change the screen resolution, you will not require these settings to change in most cases. Because Windows automatically selects the best screen resolution based on the graphics/hardware you are using.
Checking and adjusting the screen resolution on Windows 11 is a straightforward process. The revamped Settings app ensures that even beginners can easily navigate and modify their display settings. While Windows 11 usually picks the ideal resolution for your monitor, knowing how to manually adjust it is useful in case of specific needs or troubleshooting.