Display Settings You Should Be Using In Windows 10

Windows 10 Display Settings

A display with correct screen resolution is extremely important for Windows devices as it promotes image clarity and better content display. Windows has default display settings for each monitor size that is best suited for it. In this blog, we are going to learn how you can change the screen resolution, color calibration, and ClearType text in Windows 10 according to your preference.

Change Screen Resolution on Windows 10

Screen resolution of your device determines how much information Windows can display on the monitor. Modification in display resolution may either shrink everything to cram more stuff or increase the size of icons present on the desktop.

Here is how you can change the screen resolution:

  • Right-click ‘Start’, choose Settings > System > Display.


  • Right-click on the desktop and select ‘Desktop Settings’.
  • Go to ‘Advance Display Setting’ under ‘Customize your display’.
  • Now choose the correct screen resolution. However, ‘Recommended’ resolution is advisable.

Change Color Calibration in Windows 10

Everybody wants the photos, videos, and games to look best on their screen, calibrating your monitor is the key to do this. Monitor calibration maintains colors and black levels keeping it as precise as possible. Most importantly, if you are not satisfied with the current color calibration, you can set it accordingly with the help of Windows’ built-in tool.

Follow the steps to adjust the color calibration of your Windows 10:

  • Press ‘Windows key + I’ at the same time to open the Settings.
  • Select ‘Display’ from the left-side pane.
  • Scroll down and click on ‘Advanced display settings’.
  • Ensure that you’re using ‘Recommended’ screen resolution for your display. Choose ‘Color calibration’.
  • Click ‘Next’ to begin the process.
  • The wizard will take you through some steps to set your display. Click ‘Next’ to continue.
  • Click ‘Next’ again. It will take you to the gamma setting. You can move the slider up and down until the small dots are barely visible. Go to ‘Next’.
  • Adjust the brightness of your monitor followed by ‘Next’.
  • Now, check the contrast color of your monitor and set it to high, and click ‘Next’ to continue.
  • ‘Adjust Color Balance’ window appears when you click ‘Next’. Three sliders red, green and blue are respectively available to remove any color cast from the grey bars.
  • By clicking ‘Next’, a calibration comparison window will be displayed where you can compare your current calibration with previous calibration. If the new display color calibration is acceptable, click ‘Finish’ to apply the new color calibration settings or ‘Cancel’ to discard the changes.

Calibrate ClearType Text in Windows 10

The text on PC screen looks fuzzy, Windows 10 has ‘ClearType’ feature that permits you to make text more readable on your display. ClearType smoothen the edges of words as well as make them sharp and clear whether you are viewing it on a laptop, tablet or desktop.

To calibrate ClearType Text in Windows 10, follow the given steps:

  • Open start and search for ‘Adjust ClearType text’.
  • Check the ‘Turn on ClearType’ option and click ‘Next’.
  • If you have multiple monitors, it is recommended to enable ‘ClearType’ on every monitor to tune all your displays. Mark your selection and click ‘Next’ to continue.
  • Windows 10 also performs a check to identify if your monitor is using its recommended resolution else you can set it by ‘Settings > Display > Advanced Display Settings’ and click ‘Next’.
  • You should opt one of the text according to your readability out of the six samples. The highlighted text sample shows the current text settings for your device. Choose the text that looks good on every sample followed by ‘Next’.
  • If you are working on multiple monitors, you need to run all these steps for each monitor and click ‘Finish’ to apply new settings.

You can change the display setting manually, but also make a note that the scaling and resolution entirely depend on the physical size of your system’s monitor and its resolution. In most cases, it is best to leave the display settings at their default values.

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