This procedure applies when two or more monitors are connected to one computer.


Open Display in Control Panel.


On the Settings tab, click the monitor icon that represents the monitor whose screen resolution you want to change.


In Screen resolution, drag the slider to set the resolution you want to use for the selected monitor, and then click OK or Apply to view changes.


To open Display, click Start, click Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes, and then click Display

If you click a secondary monitor and the Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor check box is not selected, you cannot change the settings of that monitor.

A higher screen resolution reduces the size of items on your screen and increases the size of your desktop.

Each monitor has its own screen resolution settings.

Your monitor and video adapter determine how much you can change your screen resolution. You may not be able to increase the resolution above a certain level.

Changes to screen resolution affect all users that log on to the computer.

Related Topics

Install additional monitors

View the same desktop in multiple monitors

Change the number of colors on multiple monitors

Multiple monitors overview

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