How to change the screen resolution in Windows 8.1?
You may need to change the screen resolution of your Windows 8.1-based PC depending on the kind of task you are doing.
The screen resolution on your computer decides the amount of information you would be able to see on your screen at a time. It is measured in pixels, which is width multiplied by height of your screen. For instance, a resolution of 1024×768 tells you that you will be able to see 1024 pixels of width information and 768 pixels of height information at a time. The more the resolution, the more is the information visible on your screen. However, the icons and texts will be smaller.
You may need to adjust the resolution sometimes for better viewing or when you have added a new/bigger screen. Follow the steps below on your Windows 8.1 machine to change your screen resolution:
- Press ‘Win + X’, and go to ‘Control Panel’.
- Open ‘Appearance and Personalization’ and go to ‘Display’.
- Click on ‘Adjust resolution’ on the left pane.
- Under Resolution, in the dropdown, you will see a slider. Now, adjust the slider for the best suited resolution as per your requirement.
- Click on ‘Apply’ and a pop up will ask you to keep the changes or to revert to previous display settings.
- Click ‘OK’ to confirm the changes. And click ‘OK’ again to exit.
Your screen will be adjusted as per your new resolution.
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