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How To Change Screen Resolution in Windows 11 (8 Ways)


The amount of pixels on a monitor display is referred to as screen resolution. It’s significant since it has an impact on the quality of the photos and videos you see on your device. If your monitor has a low resolution, everything displayed on it will be pixelated, however, the greater the resolution of your monitor, the clearer the visuals.

The screen resolution in Windows is used to determine the size of the display quality and the size of the window. When you launch a window in Windows with a specific screen resolution, it will be proportionally scaled to accommodate the screen. The window will be larger if the screen resolution is high and smaller if the screen resolution is low.

It appears that you’re either experiencing a screen size that is either too big or too small. By the end of this article, you’ll be able to set screen resolution in Windows 11:


Step 1: Open the Windows Settings from the Start menu or press the “Windows key + I” key combination on the keyboard.

Step 2: Select the “System” tab from the left sidebar and click the “Display” button on the right pane.

go to the display settings in system tab in windows 11 settings
Display Settings

Step 3: Scroll and select the desired display resolution from the dropdown menu under the Scale and layout section.

select the desired display resolution from the drop-down menu
Current Display Resolution
set desired screen resolution from the list
Select Desired Screen Resolution

Step 1: Open the Windows Settings from the Start menu.

Step 2: Select the “System” tab from the left sidebar and click the “Display” button on the right pane.

go to the display settings in system tab in windows 11 settings
Display Settings

Step 3: Click the “Advanced Display” button under the related settings section.

select the advanced display button in related settings section
“Advanced Display” Button

Step 4: Expand the Internal Display section and click the “Display Adapter Properties for Display” option.

click the display adapter properties for display option
“Display Adapter” Properties

Step 5: Click the “List All Modes” button.

select the "list all modes" option in display properties settings
“List All Modes” option

Step 6: Select the desired screen resolution and click the “OK” button to make changes take effect.

select the desired display resolution and click the "OK" button
Select Desired Resolution

Note: To change screen resolution for multiple monitors, select the desired monitor for which you want to change the resolution in the Advanced Display section.

Suggested Article: Setup Dual Monitors in Windows 11.


Step 1: Download the QRes Screen Mode Changer from Source Forge.

Step 2: Extract the QRes Screen Mode Changer File to any location on your computer.

Step 3: Open the downloaded folder and copy the file path from the address bar at the top.

copy the file path of qres-exe file
Copy File Path

Step 4: Run the Command Prompt from the Start menu.

command prompt icon in windows 11
Command Prompt (CMD) Icon

Step 5: Navigate into the QRes directory using the command: cd Copied-File-Path.
For Example: “cd C:\Users\TCZR\OneDrive\Desktop\qres folder\qrescd\sample-cd\qres\” (without quotation marks).

navigate to QRes directory and paste the file path
Navigate To QRes Directory

Step 6: To change the screen resolution, type the following command:
qres x=Width y=Height f = Frame-Rate“.
For Example: “qres x=1920 y=1080 f=60”.

set screen resolution using qres screen mode changer
Set Screen Resolution

Note: If the resolution settings are not compatible with your monitor, the QRes Screen Mode Changer will state an error message.


Step 1: Right-click on the desktop and open the Intel Graphics Control Panel.

Step 2: Select the “Display” button.

Step 3: Select the “General Settings” from the left sidebar and change the display resolution from the drop-down menu on the right pane.


Step 1: Right-click on the desktop and open the NVIDIA Control Panel.

Step 2: Select the “Change Resolution” tab from the left sidebar, select the desired screen resolution from the list of available resolutions and click the “Apply” button.

select the desired resolution in NVIDIA control panel and click the apply button
Select Desired Resolution

Step 3: Click the “Yes” button if you want to save the changes, or click the “No” button if you want to revert changes, otherwise, the changes will be reverted automatically in 20 seconds.

decide whether to change screen resolution using NVIDIA control panel
Decide whether to change or revert screen resolution

Step 1: Right-click on the desktop and open the AMD Radeon Settings

Step 2: Select the Display tab from the top bar.

Step 3: Click the “Create New” button under the Custom Resolutions section.

Step 4: Set the desired resolution (in pixels) and click the “Create” button. If the settings are compatible, the new configuration for display will be saved and shown in the Custom Resolution section.


Custom Resolution Utility (CRU)

Step 1: Download the Custom Resolution Utility (CRU) from the official website.

download custom resolution utility (CRU) official website
Custom Resolution Utility Website

Step 2: Extract the zip file, four programs will appear, open the program file named “CRU.exe“.

open the CRU.exe file
CRU.exe File

Step 3: Click the “Add” button to create a custom resolution.

click the add button to add resolution in custom resolution utility
“Add” button

Step 4: Add the new resolution (in pixels) and click the “OK” button to save the profile in the list of resolutions.

add desired resolution and click the "OK" button in custom resolution utility
Add Desired Resolution

Step 5: Single-click the recently created resolution and shift the profile to the top by pressing the “Up/Top Arrow key” icon on the right.

click the top arrow button to shift custom resolution from bottom to top
Top Arrow Button
shifted custom resolution from bottom to top and click the "OK" button
Shifted the Custom Resolution from Bottom to Top

Step 6: Click the “OK” button. Now, double-click the “restart.exe” file that was downloaded earlier to restart the graphics driver and make changes take effect. Also, you can restart the PC to save changes.

Note: To change the screen resolution for another monitor, choose the desired monitor from the drop-down menu in the top bar.


Note: This method is feasible only if the program itself supports the lower resolution.

Step 1: Right-click the program for which you want to change screen resolution and click the “Properties” option.

select the properties option from context menu
Properties option

Step 2: Select the “Compatibility” tab from the top bar, select the “Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution” option and click the “Apply” button.

run application in 640 x 480 screen resolution from compatibility tab in properties tab
Run application at Lower Resolution

Next Steps

We’ve covered how to change resolution in Windows 11. Depending on the ease of use, you can use any one of the methods listed above. Custom screen resolutions are only compatible with the monitor up to a certain limit, beyond which you won’t be able to change them. Once you’ve set the custom resolution, you can use the Online Screen Resolution Checker to ensure that the custom resolution is set correctly.

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