March 31, 2015 How do I find out my monitor resolution?

How do I find out my monitor resolution?Top

Sometimes you need to know what your settings are for your computer, especially if you wish to compare with the minimum settings a website may suggest, or if you wish to alter them to fit an update in technology.

PCs

Right-click on your desktop and choose Properties. Under Settings there will be an adjustable slider that shows your Screen Resolution as a width-height ratio. The default in XP is 800×600, our minimum specs recommend 1024×768. Ideally you would want 1280×960 at least to see our images fit the screen dimensions better.

Some CRT monitors and video cards do not allow some resolutions to display without also adjusting the refresh rate frequency to accommodate flickering. To do this go to Advanced and choose the Monitor tab, where you can choose a Hertz frequency. The higher the number, the less flickery the screen will be.

Macs

Choose the Apple menu System Preferences, and then Displays. There will be choices of screen ratios available. Our minimum specs recommend 1024×768. Ideally you should use 1280×1024 at least to see our images fit the screen dimensions better.