Your PC’s screen resolution determines how large texts and images appear on your display. An incorrect display resolution can easily make the texts appear to blur.
When you install a correct display driver, Windows 11 automatically sets the proper screen resolution. But if the texts are not sharper or you want to set a different screen resolution, Windows 11 offers multiple options to change the default screen resolution.
This guide will show you all the three ways out there to change the screen resolution in Windows 11.
Method 1 of 3
Change display resolution via Settings in Windows 11
Step 1: Perform a right-click on the desktop and click Display settings to open Settings > System > Display page.
Step 2: In the Scale & layout section, select a resolution from the drop-down list next to Display resolution. We suggest you choose a resolution recommended by Windows 11.
IMPORTANT: If you have more than one display connected to your PC, you must select your display (on the same page) before changing the screen resolution.
If the list displays only lower resolutions, it’s likely because the display driver is not installed. Please install a correct display driver to see only resolutions supported by your PC.
Method 2 of 3
Change screen resolution via Intel Graphics Command Center in Windows 11
If your PC uses Intel graphics, you can use the Intel Graphics Command Center app to change the screen resolution. Here is how.
Step 1: Open the Intel Graphics Command Center app. If not already installed, you can get it from the Store.
Step 2: In the Intel Graphics Command Center app, click Display on the left pane.
Step 3: Now, on the right side, under the General tab, you can see the option to change the screen resolution. All you need to do is select a resolution from the drop-down list.
Step 4: Upon selecting a resolution, you will get the following dialog where you need to click the Keep button to set the desired display resolution.
Method 3 of 3
Another way to change display resolution via Settings in Windows 11
Step 1: Open the Settings app. Go to System > Display page.
Step 2: On the right side, in the Related settings section, click on Advanced display.
Step 3: In the Display information section, click on the Display adapter properties for the display 1/2/3 link. Clicking this link will open a dialog.
Step 4: Under the Adapter tab, click on the List All Modes button.
Step 5: Select a resolution, click OK and then click Apply. When you get the confirmation prompt, click on the Keep changes button to apply the selected resolution.
I have followed the above help info…but the resolution I need for my second screen (5120×1440 Samsung Oddessy) is not on the list… how can I get around this?
I am using a new surface laptop pro studio with windows 11.