How To Check Screen Resolution in Windows 10 & 11

Don’t know what your monitor resolution is? Here is a simple way to check screen resolution in Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems.

Every monitor or screen has a specific resolution that it supports. Windows can automatically detect the screen resolution and adjust how it displays things accordingly.

Generally, Windows users never have to worry about what the actual screen resolution is. Mainly because Windows take care of the display settings automatically. However, out of curiosity, you might be wondering, “What’s my screen resolution.” There are many reasons to find out the monitor resolution. Some of those reasons include but are not limited to download wallpapers with appropriate resolution, determining optimum display scaling, applying proper game settings, etc.

Thankfully, Windows makes it very easy to check the screen resolution. In fact, there are multiple ways to find the screen resolution in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

This quick and straightforward guide will show you how to check the screen resolution in Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems.

Note:
There are two types of resolutions you should keep in mind. They are the “current resolution” and “actual resolution.” Current Resolution is whatever resolution your monitor is currently running. Actual Resolution is the optimum resolution that the manufacturer intended and advertised (like 1080p, 1440p, 4K, etc.).

Check screen resolution in Windows 10

Windows 10 users should follow the below steps to find the monitor resolution.

  1. Press the “Start key + I” shortcut.
  2. Select “System.”
  3. Select “Display” on the sidebar.
  4. You will see the current display resolution under the “Display resolution” section.
  5. Your actual screen resolution is labeled with the “recommended” tag in the dropdown menu.

First, press the “Start key + I” on your keyboard to open the Windows 10 Settings app. After opening the Settings app, go to the “System > Display” page. You will see the current screen resolution under the “Display resolution” section on the main page. Your actual screen resolution is labeled with the “recommended” tag.

check screen resolution in Windows 10

Check screen resolution in Windows 11

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select “System “on the sidebar.
  3. Select the “Display” option in the main panel.
  4. Your current screen resolution is displayed in the “Display resolution” section.
  5. Your actual screen resolution is labeled with the “recommended” tag in the dropdown menu.

In Windows 11, right-click on the Start menu and select the “Settings” option to open the Settings app. Next, select “System” on the sidebar and then click the “Display” option on the main panel. Your current display resolution is shown in the “Display Resolution” section. Your actual resolution is labeled with the “recommended” tab.

check screen resolution in Windows 11

Command to find screen resolution (all versions)

Windows has a dedicated PowerShell command to find out your screen resolution. This command will work in all versions, including Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11. Here is how to use the command.

To open the PowerShell window, right-click on the Start menu and select the “Windows PowerShell” option. If you are on Windows 7, search for PowerShell in the Start menu.

In the PowerShell window, use the following command to get screen resolution.

wmic path Win32_VideoController get CurrentHorizontalResolution,CurrentVerticalResolution

command to find screen resolution

The command will display the horizontal and vertical resolutions individually. For example, my screen resolution is 1920 X 1080 pixels. So, the command shows the horizontal resolution as 1920 and the vertical resolution as 1080p.

That is it. It is that simple to find screen resolution in Windows.

I hope that helps.

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