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How Do You Change Screen Resolution in Windows 8/8.1

If you cannot see clearly the pictures, articles and other things on your computer, or you feel uncomfortable to the screen display effect, you can try to change the screen resolution of your PC to work out this kind of problems. And this text will introduce the concrete procedures to change screen resolution on Windows 8/8.1 computer.

Steps to change screen resolution in Windows 8/8.1 computer:

Step 1: Open Screen Resolution.

You are able to open it through the following 3 ways.

Way 1: Open Screen Resolution in Control Panel.

1. On the desktop, move the mouse arrow to the right edge to open the Charms Menu, and choose Settings in the menu.

Tips: The Charms Menu can also be opened by the composite key of Windows key+C.

2. Choose Control Panel in the Settings panel.

3. In Control Panel, select Adjust screen resolution in Appearance and Personalization.

Way 2: Open it by means of Search.

1. Press Windows key+F to open the Search bar, type screen resolution in the box and select Settings.

2. As the search results come out, click Adjust screen resolution.

Way 3: Open it from the context menu on the desktop.

On the desktop, right-tap any blank area and choose Screen resolution in the context menu.

Step 2: Choose a proper resolution.

In the Screen Resolution window, click the down arrow on the right of Resolution and choose an appropriate resolution in the pull-down list. Lastly, tap OK to confirm the changes.

Tips: The following form offers you a simple and clear illustration on the screen size and its proper screen resolution.

Notebook Screen Size (inch)

Proper Screen Resolution

Desktop Screen Size (inch)

Proper Screen Resolution



14 (CRT Display)




17(LCD/CRT Display)




19(LCD Display with Ordinary Screen)




19(LCD Display with Wide Screen)




22 (16:10; 16:9)

1920*1080; 1680*1050

By use of the above two steps, you can easily and promptly adjust the screen resolution on your computer.

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