How To Check Monitor Resolution On Mac Or Windows

If you are wondering how to check the resolution of your monitor, you have come to the right place.

Whether it's a gaming monitor or an ultrawide monitor, to get the best out of it, you need to set the monitor's resolution to its native resolution. The native resolution is usually the highest resolution your monitor can support and the one that gives you the best picture quality.

But, how to make sure your monitor's resolution is set to its native resolution? In this guide, we will show you how to check your monitor's resolution, so you can ensure that it is set to its native resolution. Let's get started!

How To Check Monitor Resolution

Simply put, monitor resolution is the number of horizontal and vertical pixels on a display screen/monitor. The higher the number of pixels, the more detail can be displayed on the screen. It is recommended to set the monitor's resolution to its native or optimal resolution.

There are different ways to check the resolution of your monitor and we will show you the most common and easiest way to check your monitor's resolution. Here you go!

How To Check Monitor Resolution In Windows

  1. Right-click on your desktop and select Display settings.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and select Advanced display settings.
  3. You will see the current resolution of the monitor alongside Desktop resolution and your native resolution next to Active signal resolution.

If your current resolution and native resolution aren't the same, it is recommended to change your resolution to its native. To change the resolution, just go back and select the optimal resolution from the dropbox under Display resolution.

How To Check Monitor Resolution In Mac Or Windows
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Also, on the Command Prompt or PowerShell app, you can use the following command to find out the monitor resolution: wmic path Win32_VideoController get CurrentHorizontalResolution,CurrentVerticalResolution

How To Check Monitor Resolution In Mac

  1. Click the Apple icon and select About This Mac.
  2. Now, select the Displays tab.
  3. Immediately, you will see the native resolution of your monitor along with the screen size.

By default, Apple sets the resolution to the highest (native) one, which is the best for viewing. However, you can change the resolution manually by tweaking the System Preferences.

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Online Screen Resolution Tester - Know The Monitor Resolution In Just One Click

Let us save you the hassle of having to go through the steps of checking your monitor's resolution. There are many free screen resolution tester tools online which will help you check your monitor's resolution in just one click. Whether you have a Mac or a Windows PC, this tool will instantly and accurately provide you with the information you need.

Just click on this link, and immediately you will be presented with the resolution of your monitor as well as the total pixels on your screen. This tool will also let you check the resolution of your web browser.

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How Do I Know If My Monitor Is 1080p Or 720p?

If the resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels, then your monitor is likely to be 720p. Similarly, if the resolution is 1920 x 1080, then your monitor is probably 1080p.

There is also another way to tell. Consult the manufacturer's website for your monitor's specifications, or just google the model number of your display device.

If it has industry terms like Full HD or FHD mentioned in the specifications, then the image resolution is 1080p. Likewise, HD, Hi-Definition or Hi-Def indicates that the image resolution is 720p.

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