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, Wi-Fi, power and avatar icon box in the bottom corner. But not the notification count box.step 1 2960461516719086

2. Select the Settings icon.step 2 2960461516719087

3. Type Display in the search field.

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4. Click Displays.

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5. Drag the slider to the left or right. Moving it to the left decreases resolution, and dragging it to the right increases resolution.

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You've changed your Chromebook's resolution size! Looks nice, doesn't it?


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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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  • Chananiyah Says:

    Thank you @ BKarno. My sister and I tried it the first way, but it did not work. Then, we tried it your way, and we were za ble to reset the icons instantly.

  • lemmi Says:

    umm yeah but max resolution is a measly 1500x800, that's not even HD, let alone 4k

  • 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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