How to change screen resolution on Windows 11

Here are the steps to adjust the screen resolution on your laptop or desktop computer running Windows 11.

Windows 11 change resolution
  • To change resolutions on Windows 11, go to Settings > Display.
  • Under “Scale & layout,” use the “Display resolution” setting to change resolutions.
  • Typically, you want to use the “Recommended” resolution.

Although Windows 11 does a good job applying the most optimal screen resolution to make elements and text as clear as they can be on your laptop or desktop computer, you may sometimes need to change this setting manually.

For instance, if you have a monitor that supports 1366 x 768 pixels, or the device has a 1080p (1920 x 1080-pixel) or 4K (3840 x 2160-pixel) resolution, and for some odd reason, Windows 11 isn’t displaying the correct settings, or you are setting up a secondary display of a different size, and you want to match the resolution of the primary monitor.

Whatever the reason, Windows 11 includes an easy way to adjust the resolution for all monitors from the Settings app. In addition, you can use third-party apps to change the resolutions from Command Prompt.

In this guide, you will learn the easy steps to change the resolution of the display on Windows 11.

Change screen resolution on Windows 11

To change the screen resolution on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click the Display page on the right side.

  4. Select the display from the top (if you are in a multi-monitor setup).

  5. Under the “Scale & layout” section, use the Display resolution setting to change the screen resolution on Windows 11.

    Change display resolution

  6. Click the Keep changes button.

Once you complete the steps, the display will apply the new resolution, and depending on the setting, elements on the screen will be bigger and easier to see.

Alternatively, the easiest way to access the resolution settings is to right-click the desktop and select the “Display settings” option.

If you are trying to make the items bigger and smaller, you shouldn’t change the resolution. Instead, you should change the “Scale” setting.

Change screen resolution with command on Windows 11

If you want to adjust the screen resolution from Command Prompt, you will have to use a third-party application.

To change screen resolution with commands, use these steps:

  1. Download QRes from website.

  2. Right-click the file and select the Extract All button.

  3. Click the Extract button.

  4. Type CMD and press Enter in add “QRes” folder address bar to open Command Prompt in the location.

  5. Type the following command to change the screen resolution and press Enter:

    QRes.exe /x:1680 /y:1050

    Change screen resolution using Command Prompt

    In the command, make sure to change the path for the QRes.exe file, and enter a supported width (x) and height (y) pixel resolution. For example, 1366 x 768, 1440 x 900, 1680 x 1050, 1920 x 1080, 2560 x 1440, etc.

After you complete the steps, the Windows 11 desktop will change to the specified resolution.