How to Change the Screen Resolution of a Chromebook

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Just because a laptop arrives with a specific display resolution that doesn't mean you need to keep it that way. Now that Chromebooks now getting ultra-high-res quad-HD displays, it's as good a time as ever to find the slightly secret menu for adjusting resolutions. 

Once you know how to change this setting, you'll be able to maximize your screen space. Increase resolution size to see more at the same time, or lower it to make text larger and easier to read.

1. Click the time, sound, Wi-Fi, power, keyboard and avatar icon box in the bottom corner. But not the notification count box.screenshot 2016 08 03 at 12.57.15 pm

2. Select Settings.screenshot 2016 08 03 at 12.57.35 pm

3. Type Display in the search field.screenshot 2016 08 03 at 12.14.32 pm

4. Click Display settings.screenshot 2016 08 03 at 12.47.27 pm

5. Click the Resolution field.screenshot 2016 08 03 at 12.47.39 pm

6. Select a resolution. Larger numbers mean more space and smaller text.screenshot 2016 08 03 at 12.48.15 pm

You've changed your Chromebook's resolution size! Looks nice, doesn't it?screenshot 2016 08 03 at 12.57.56 pm

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After graduating from Bard College a B.A. in Literature, Henry T. Casey worked in publishing and product development at Rizzoli and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, respectively. Henry joined Tom's Guide and LAPTOP having written for The Content Strategist, Tech Radar and Patek Philippe International Magazine. He divides his free time between going to live concerts, listening to too many podcasts, and mastering his cold brew coffee process. Content rules everything around him.
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  • BKarno Says:

    Or you can simply hold "ctrl" and "shift" while you tap the "+" or "-" key ("+" lowers resolution and "-" raises it). You will instantly see the change and you'll also get a notification of the change in the lower right corner.

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