In Windows 10 version 1607 to 1709 update, it was reasonably easy to adjust screen resolution straight from the desktop’s contextual menu. But now Windows has come far enough and have brought new features to the Windows. With this new Windows updates users have found it difficult to adjust the screen resolutions of their PCs. This upgrade has also let some of the device driver’s incompatibility or outdated drivers which doesn’t support Windows 10 new update. If you have also updated to the latest version of the Windows then you might also be facing the same issue. Worry not, because in this article, I will walk you through each step to fix the display device to the adjusting of screen resolution and scaling.
Before you start, there are some requirements that you preserve in order to fix these problems.
- Make sure you update the Windows to version 1803.
- Make sure that you are connected to the internet throughout the process.
So let’s start with the stepwise guide.
Step 1: Open Device Manager
From the Windows search on the taskbar, type in Device Manager in the search and click to open the Device Manager listed under Best match as shown above.
When Device Manager window appears, as shown above, Locate Display adapters option under your Desktops device modules. Now, click on the Display adapter arrow to expand more devices as highlighted above.
Step 2: Uninstall Display device
In Display adapters, right-click on the display device, in our case we have AMD Radeon adapter installed on our computer, from the menu click on the Uninstall device as shown above. Now a warning message will pop up.
From Uninstall Device warning message make sure you unchecked the “Delete the driver software for this device” checkbox as highlighted above. Now click on the Uninstall button as shown above.
Step 3: Adjust the screen resolution from the AMD catalyst control center
From the desktop, right-click anywhere on the empty screen to open up a contextual menu. From the menu click on the AMD Catalyst Control Center as highlighted above.
Now you can see AMD catalyst control center Home window launches up as shown above.
Either you can search for it in the search bar or you can simply expand Desktop Management option from the left navigation pane, and choose Desktop properties option as highlighted above.
From Desktop properties, under settings pane, you can select the resolution of your screen under the Desktop area. After selecting the desired resolution, click on the Apply button to apply changes as shown above.
Step 4: Adjust screen from Windows Display settings
Right-click anywhere on the desktop, from the contextual menu, click on the Display settings option as highlighted above.
This will open up a Windows Display settings as shown above. From the Display settings pane, locate Resolution as highlighted above. Click on the drop-down menu and select resolutions from the given options. After you have made a different selection the windows will automatically apply it and will pop up a message which will ask you to either you want to keep the changes? Click Yes button to accept changes.
Step 5: Adjust scaling and layout
Right-click on the desktop, from the contextual menu, click on the Display settings as highlighted above.
From the Display settings as shown above, under Scale and layout option, you can either choose from the options by clicking on the drop-down menu or you can click on the Advanced scaling settings as highlighted above.
From Advanced Scaling settings, under Fix scaling for apps, you can turn on the toggle button of “Let Windows try to fix apps so they’re not blurry” as highlighted above. This will enable the Windows to fix the scaling of some application so they look better and not blurry. Or you can use the Custom scaling option if you know what you are doing, but it is not recommendable.
That’s it! Hope this helped you adjust the screen resolution as well as screen scaling and layout in Windows 10.