How to find out the resolution of the screen on my monitor

Computer MonitorWhether it’s out of curiosity, to improve video performance, or some other reason, many users would like to know the current or maximum resolution of their computer or laptop monitor. To proceed, select your version of Windows from the list below and follow the instructions.

Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10
Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, and XP

How to view display resolution in Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10

  1. Press the Windows key, type Change the screen resolution, and then press Enter.
  2. In the window that appears, look for a drop-down box that says Resolution next to it.
  3. Click the down arrow on the right-hand side of the box.

Windows 7 video resolution settings

  1. The menu will highlight your current resolution, as well as give you the option to change it.

Note: The resolution at the top of the menu is the highest resolution that your monitor can display.

Note: If you have more than one monitor connected to your computer, you should see each monitor displayed in the window pictured above, next to the Detect and Identify buttons.

How to set the video resolution in Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, and XP

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Double-click on Display.
  3. Click the Settings tab.

Windows display properties

  1. Under the Screen area section, the slider indicates your current resolution.

Note: Moving the slider all the way to the right displays your monitor’s maximum resolution.

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