Where is Screen Resolution Settings in Windows 10

Windows 8 and 8.1 users know very well how easy is it to access the screen resolution settings – just right-click on the empty desktop and select Screen Resolution from the right-click context menu.

Desktop Right-click Context Menu Windows 8

Desktop Right-click Context Menu Windows 8

You get direct access to the Screen Resolution settings from which you can quickly change the display resolution.

Screen Resolution Settings in Windows 8

Screen Resolution Settings in Windows 8

For some reason, Microsoft decided to go a step back for Windows 10 and added an additional step to access the Screen Resolution settings. Getting there is still the same, but with some different wording.

Right-click on empty desktop and choose Display Settings.

Windows 10 Desktop Right-Click Context Menu

Windows 10 Desktop Right-Click Context Menu

In the Display Settings, you will have to now click Advanced Display Settings  to access the System Resolution settings.


Display Settings Windows 10

Display Settings Windows 10

Screen Resolution Settings Windows 10

Screen Resolution Settings Windows 10

Why this change was needed? I am not sure, probably Microsoft thinks there are less users changing the screen resolution often? They could be right, but in my case I use a multiple monitors, the secondary monitor runs on a remote server which has different resolution compared to my laptop, so I have to change the settings everytime I login to the remote server, so kind of an extra step for me in Windows 10.

We hope the need of extra step ends with the preview builds, and the final cooked version will have what we need. Let’s wait and see. Being a preview insider member, I will give this suggestion to Microsoft, hope they will fix it.

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Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.