How to Set a Custom Resolution in Windows 10
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In Windows 10, when looking through the Display settings to change your screen resolution, you may notice that a lot of common resolutions aren’t available. This isn’t an issue if you’re happy with the native option, but if you need something different, this can be frustrating.

But you can set custom resolutions using a nifty third-party tool that you can grab for free.

windows-custom-resolution-utility

ToastyX over at Monitor Tests maintains a tool called Custom Resolution Utility that lets you select any monitor (if you have more than one) and change its resolution to whatever you want. Seriously, whatever you want!

The list starts with some standard resolutions, but if you click Add… and scroll down to Other resolution, you can freely enter any X value, Y value, and refresh rate. Afterwards, just run the restart.exe file (included in the download) to restart your graphics driver.

Note that you should stick with 4:3, 5:4, 16:9, or 16:10 resolutions for best results. Anything else may result in errors or glitches. Run reset-all.exe to revert everything back to original.

DownloadCustom Resolution Utility (Free)

Which resolution are you using on your Windows machine? How come you don’t want to use the native resolution? Share with us down below in the comments!

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  1. Aaron Dennis Vey
    December 3, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    great for when my graphics chip drivers crap out and windows falls back to the microsoft basic display driver.
    also, 320x240. seriously.

  2. baguvix
    June 19, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    my pc sometimes mistakes that my screen is 1980, but it's 1440 2560. I can't google shit about fixing this, but with this beautiful little program I only have to reset and restart and all is fine. thanks! (normaly I would have to restart my pc all the time :).