How Do I Find My Screen Resolution?

Are you having trouble figuring out your screen resolution?

Windows XP

Click the “Start” menu at the bottom left of your screen, and then click “Control Panel”.

Windows XP Start Menu

Click “Appearance and Themes”.

Windows XP Control Panel

Click “Display”.

Windows XP Appearance and Themes

The “Display Properties” window will appear. Click the “Settings” tab.

Windows XP Display Properties

Your current screen resolution is displayed on this screen.

Windows XP Display Properties Settings



Windows Vista

Click the “Start” menu at the bottom left of your screen, and then click “Control Panel”.

Windows Vista Start Menu

The control panel will appear. Under the heading “Appearance and Personalization”, click “Adjust screen resolution”.

Windows Vista Control Panel

The “Display Settings” window will appear, containing your display’s current screen resolution.

Windows Vista Display Settings



Mac OS X

Click the Apple logo in the top-left of the screen, and then click “System Preferences”.

Mac OS X Desktop

Click the “Displays” icon.

Mac OS X System Preferences

There will be a list of resolutions supported by your computer displayed. The resolution that is highlighted (in the example below, “1440x900”) is your screen resolution.

Mac OS X Displays Pane