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How to Make a Windows Screen Fit My Laptop Display

Updated July 20, 2017

A screen's resolution is a measure of how many pixels can fit on the screen. Any type of computer display, be it a laptop or a desktop, has a limit to how many pixels it can display on the screen. If you adjust the resolution of the operating system to match the resolution of the computer's screen, you will be able to view the computer in the manner the manufacturer intended.

Click "Start," then click "Control Panel."

Click "Adjust screen resolution."

Select the resolution you want for the computer. The resolution of the computer's display is shown with a "(recommended)" label next to it.

Click "OK" to apply the changes.

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Mickey Walburg has worked as a writer since 2000 on technical and creative writing projects. He has worked on a publication for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and now writes for various websites. Walburg holds a Bachelor of Science in systems engineering from the University of Virginia.