What Is My Screen Resolution?

My Screen Resolution is:

The above number represents the screen resolution of the device you're currently using. It is a measurement of the millions of tiny pixels on your screen. Pixels form the colors, lines, and shapes you see on your screen. The higher the number of pixels, the higher the resolution.

Larger screens, like TVs and large computer monitors, need higher resolutions. Lower resolutions will cause the picture will appear fuzzy. As of right now, 4K is widely recognized as the highest resolution. But for laptop screens and computer monitors, the most reliable high-resolution standard is 3840 x 2160 - although 1920 x 1080 is perfectly acceptable for most applications.

How To Change Screen Resolution

For certain tasks that rely on small details such as photo editing, it's very important to know your screen resolution. However, if you're not a photographer or graphic designer, screen resolution may not be as important. For example, certain activities like gaming require specific resolution settings.

Additionally, changing your resolution can solve a number of display problems. Lower resolutions are less demanding on the computers video card. As a result, lowering your screen resolution in a game can result in faster frames per second.

Here are the steps to checking and changing your screen resolution using Windows 10:

  1. Type "screen resolution" in the search bar of the Start Menu.
  2. Click Change the resolution of the display. This will take you to your computer's display settings.
  3. Scroll down to the Display resolution setting and click the drop-down menu. This will show you your current settings and give you other options. If it's not already selected, you should choose the two numbers with (Recommended) shown after them. This will change your setting to your native resolution which is the optimal resolution for your device.

Here are the steps to checking and changing using macOS:

  1. Use the Apple menu and select System Preferences
  2. Click the Displays icon
  3. Modify the settings as desired

What The Role This Plays While You Surf

Display settings show screen resolution options on LG monitor.Screen sizes matter in some cases because your resolution may determine the ads you see while surfing the internet. If an advertiser sees someone with 1024 pixels by 768 pixels, they're likely visiting from a computer with a 15" monitor.

Using a smaller monitor means the visitor doesn't have much space on their desktop. As a result, an advertiser may opt to show smaller ads, or no ads as this user is unlikely to click. Why is this user not likely to click? A lot of server administrators still rely on older 15" monitors.

Servers aren't often accessed via their own keyboard, mouse, and monitor so a big fancy screen isn't needed. Server administrators are likely more advanced users of the internet and therefore are less likely to click on ads. Admins can login remotely and manage everything they need on their server(s).

As computer screens advance, the horizontally and vertically resolution numbers increase for sharper images. Laptops, like the Macbook Pro, have very sharp resolutions.

In conclusion, you can see there are a variety of reasons why knowing your screen resolution is a must. If your resolution suddenly changes and your graphics aren't quite as sharp, you could have malware or a virus on your device. That's not always the case, but staying on top of this information will help you get along with technology much better.