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What if Windows 10 display is too big for a monitor?

By Natallia Pustavalava | February 17, 2020 |

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Sometimes you may find that your Windows 10 display is too big for your PC monitor. Luckily, there are two easy ways to resolve this. Find out how to fix the “Windows 10 display too big” problem in this article.

How to Fix an Oversized Screen on a Computer?

There are two easy fixes for this issue. These are:

  • Changing your screen resolution
  • Update your display driver

Let’s start at the beginning.

Option One: Change Your Screen Resolution

Occasionally, your display may seem too big for your monitor because the screen resolution on your computer has been altered. Here’s how you can revert back to the recommended resolution:

  • On your desktop, right-click any empty space.
  • Go to Display Settings.
  • Under Resolution, go to the drop-down menu.
  • Make sure you choose the Recommended screen resolution option.
  • Select Keep Changes to confirm.

Now, check your screen and see if things are back to normal. If yes, then, clearly the issue has been solved and you can go back to working on your PC. However, if the problem persists, things may be a bit more complicated and you may need to update your display driver. Don’t worry — we will give you the steps to go through this process right down below.

Option Two: Update Your Display Driver

Drivers are software elements that help external hardware on your computer (like speakers, monitors, graphics cards, etc.) communicate with your system and ensure they function properly. If you have a device connected to your PC but its driver is missing or out of date, this will result in a variety of issues from errors and glitches to the complete inability to use the said component. Thus, it is very important to keep your system drivers up to date.

Device manufacturers regularly issue updates for their device drivers to make sure their products are compatible with new hardware and software elements you may want to use. Now, in order to keep things running smoothly on your PC, you will need to make it a habit to keep your drivers regularly updated: both in order to add new functionality and to make sure your existing programs are working properly.

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There are two ways in which you can go about updating your drivers: you can do it manually or you can update your drivers automatically.

Updating your drivers manually is typically recommended for more experienced users. First, you will need to find out which drivers on your computer are damaged, missing or outdated. Then, you will need to locate the latest available versions of that driver on the manufacturer’s website. Once you do, you will need to download and install the needed version on your PC. If you have never tinkered with your drivers before, this may seem a bit overwhelming. Moreover, updating your drivers manually is a pretty time-consuming process that requires patience and commitment. The worst part is that making a mistake and downloading the wrong driver version can lead to even bigger problems on your computer.

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There you have it — you now know how to resolve the “display too wide on desktop and the Internet screens” problems on Windows 10. Which of the two methods above has worked for you? Share in the comments below.

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