How do I reset my computer screen size?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

To reset your computer screen size, you will need to access the Display settings on your device. Here are the steps to do so:

1. Stay in or open Display settings: First, make sure you are on your desktop screen. Right-click anywhere on the screen and select “Display settings” from the drop-down menu. If you are already in the settings, you can proceed to the next step.

2. Open Display settings: Scroll down the settings window until you find the “Scale & layout” section. Click on it to expand the options.

3. Select Scale: Within the “Scale & layout” section, you will see a drop-down menu labeled “Change the size of text, apps, and other items.” Click on the drop-down menu to open the available options.

4. Choose an option: The options available in the drop-down menu may vary depending on your device and display settings. Typically, the option marked as “(Recommended)” is the best choice. However, you can experiment with different scaling options to find the one that suits your needs.

5. Apply changes: Once you have selected your preferred scaling option, the changes should take effect immediately. If you are satisfied with the new screen size, you can close the settings window. Otherwise, you can repeat the above steps and try a different scaling option until you are satisfied.

It’s worth mentioning that changing the screen size may affect the overall appearance of your computer’s interface. Some elements might appear larger or smaller, which can impact readability and usability. It’s important to find a balance that works well for you.

In my personal experience, I have encountered situations where the default scaling option didn’t suit my preferences. For instance, on a high-resolution laptop, the recommended scaling made everything appear too small, causing strain on my eyes. By adjusting the scaling, I was able to find a comfortable screen size that allowed me to work efficiently without any discomfort.

Remember, these steps may vary slightly depending on the operating system and device you are using. If you encounter any difficulties or the options mentioned above are not available, you can consult your device’s user manual or contact the manufacturer’s support for further assistance.

Resetting the computer screen size involves accessing the Display settings, selecting the appropriate scaling option, and applying the changes. It’s important to find a balance between readability and usability when adjusting the screen size.