Change your screen resolution in Windows 7

The display resolution is the number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. It is usually quoted as width × height, with the units in pixels: for example, “1024×768” means the width is 1024 pixels and the height is 768 pixels. It refers to the clarity of the text and images displayed on your screen. The higher the resolution such as 1600 x 1200 pixels (px), the sharper the items appear, and the items also appear smaller so you can see more items in your screen. On the other hand the smaller the resolution like 800 x 600 (px), the items appear bigger, but you won’t have much room for other items.The display resolution depends on the resolution support on your monitor. This means larger the monitor, larger is the support for the resolution . The capability and video card of your monitor dictates how much you can increase your monitor resolution.

The most used! Screen Resolutions
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1152 x 864
1280 x 768
1280 x 800
1280 x 960
1280 x 1024
1400 x 900
1440 x 1050
1680 x 1050

Now how to change the screen resolution:

  1. Right click on your desktop and click Screen Resolution.
  2. In the screen resolution window, click on the drop down list next to Resolution, move the resolution slider to the resolution you desire, and click Apply.
  3. You can either Keep the new resolution, or Revert to go back to the previous one.


* I personally use the recommended one for my monitor.

*When the recommended resolution is used, you’ll see the sharpest text and images possible.

* If you set your monitor to a resolution that it won’t support, the screen will go blank for a moment while the monitor reverts back to the original resolution.

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