How to Change Screen Resolution in Windows 7

When you buy a new monitor, you may need to change the screen resolution setting on your computer to conform with the new monitor’s screen resolution.

What is screen resolution? The screen resolution refers to the clarity of the images and text showed on your screen. In other words, it determines the size of images and text on the screen. Let me show an example makes you more clear about the screen resolution, see the description with pictures below:

1440x900 Screen Resolution Windows 7

Figure a-1: How to change screen resolution in Windows 7, in this case, 1440×900 is a wide-screen resolution.

The screen resolution of the monitor (Model: Samsung SybcMaster 940BW) I use in Figure a-1 is 1400×900, it is the monitor’s highest resolution. You can see the icons, text and images look sharper and smaller. If you increase the screen resolution, more information can fit on the screen, but the text will become hard to read.

1024x768 Change Screen Resolution Windows 7

Figure a-2: 1024X768 is a lower screen resolution usually used on CRT monitor.

I change my screen resolution from higher resolution 1440×900 to lower resolution 1024×768, the images look larger and the text is much more readable, but fewer information can fit on the screen.

Which screen resolution should you use? In my suggestion, it should depend on the comfort of your eyes. You can change the screen resolution one by one and see which one is the best suits your eyes.

Note: Check your screen resolution, please visit this page (Screen resolution test).

Change Screen Resolution in Windows 7

In this article, I will show you how to change the screen resolution in Windows 7. The steps are not too hard for computer beginers, just follow the steps below.

(1) Go to Control Panel

How to Change Screen Resolution in Windows 7

Figure b-1: Step 1 to change screen resolution in Windows 7

Click on the Start (1) button which is at bottom left corner and click Control Panel (2).

(2) Go into Adjust screen resolution

(2) How to Change Screen Resolution

Figure b-2: Step 2 to change screen resolution in Windows 7

In the Control Panel (view by Category), under Appearance and Personalization, click on the Adjust screen resolution (3) link.

(3) Find the best screen resolution

(3) Change Screen Resolution in Windows 7

Figure b-3: Step 3 to change screen resolution in Windows 7

When you’re in the Control Panel / Appearance and Personalization / Display / Screen Resolution window. Windows 7 will show the recommended resolution for your monitor.

Click the Resolution (4) drop-down list, and then, move the slider to the resolution that works best for you, and then click Apply or OK (5).

(4) Change screen resolution in Windows 7

(4) Change Screen Resolution Windows 7

Figure b-1: The last step to change screen resolution in Windows 7

If you use a resolution that is not native resolution of the monitor, the images will appear blurry and text will not be displayed correctly, you should click Revert to go back to the original state and simply repeat the step 3 to select the resolution you want.

If you feel the screen resolution is comfortable for your eyes, click on the Keep changes (6) button to use the new resolution.

It’s not difficult to change the screen resolution in Windows 7, you can do it well.

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