This guide describes how to change screen resolution on Windows 7, however, the same steps can be used for Windows 8 and 8.1. This is very essential for especially people who use the computer most of their time. It will help protect you from eye issues that result from constantly looking at the screen. ( eyestrain and others).

Screen resolution can simply be explained as to how the screen displays content and image details. Having a higher screen resolution implies that items on the screen appear sharper and more items can fit on the screen.

However, having a lower resolution implies that items appear bigger and fewer items can fit on the screen.

Changing the screen resolution is necessary as it improves the clearness of text and clarity of images. It’s mostly LCD screens that often need to change resolution (They look best at their native resolution) but other screens too might need the change.

How to change screen resolution on Windows 7

From the desktop, right-click > screen resolution >Resolution. Choose the best resolution by trying out the available resolutions.

how to change screen resolution on windows 7

Click on apply the changes. You will get just 15 seconds to confirm the changes or else it will revert to the default display settings. Click keep to use the newly set resolution or click Revert to go back to the previous resolution.

We shall not recommend any resolutions because different screens look better with different screen resolutions. You will have to test what’s best for your screen and sight.

Additionally, from the same window, you can be able to change the screen orientation for example from landscape to portrait or vice versa.

Note: Keep in mind that bigger screens usually support higher resolutions compared to small screens, therefore don’t be shocked to see more options on one computer and fewer options on the other.

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