How to Adjust Screen Resolution in Windows 10

adjust screen resolution in windows 10

An appropriate screen resolution can get good visual effects and have profit to eyesight. This post shows how to adjust Windows 10 screen resolution, and how to fix the problem “Windows 10 can’t adjust screen resolution”.

Part 1: Two ways to adjust Windows 10 screen resolution

Way 1: via Control Panel

Step 1: Access Windows 10 Control Panel.

Step 2: Type display in the search box, and then click the Change display settings link under Display.

Click Change display settings

Step 3: In the Screen Resolution window, click on the drop-down behind Resolution, and then in the drop-down list move the slider to select one resolution size based on your liking.

Adjust screen resolution

Step 4: After selection, click the Apply button. Then click Keep changes so that your screen resolution can be changed.

Keep changes

Way 2: via PC Settings

Step 1: Right-click on any blank space of Windows 10 desktop and select Display settings.

Display settings

Step 2: When Settings panel opens, select Display on the left-side pane and then on the right-side pane click on the Advanced display settings link.

Step 3: Click on the drop-down under Resolution and then select one resolution size based on your own liking. Then click Apply.

Change resolution

Step 4: Click on Keep changes. Then the screen resolution will be changed.

Keep display changes

Part 2: What to do if Windows 10 cannot adjust screen resolution

Some people come across the issue that Windows 10 doesn’t allow to change screen resolution and the Resolution drop-down is grayed out. In this case, you can try the following tips to fix the issue.

Windows 10 change screen resolution grayed out

Tip 1: Close the Settings panel and then re-open it.

Tip 2: Restart the computer.

Tip 3: If both restarting Settings panel and restarting computer don’t work, update graphics adapter drivers.

Step 1: Press Win + X and then select Device Manager to open Device Manager window.

Step 2: Expand the Display adapters. There you can see one or more adapters attached to your computer. Click on the adapters and select Update Driver Software…

Update driver

Step 3: Click on Search automatically for updated driver software. Then it will search for and install the drivers.

Search driver

After the update, you will be able to adjust your Windows 10 screen resolutions.

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