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Adjusting screen sizes and orientation in Windows 10

Here we explain how to increase the text size on your screen, or how to extend your desktop onto an additional screen. You can even change the location or placement of the screen.


Right-click on an empty space on your desktop and select Display settings towards the bottom of the context menu. Alternatively, you can go to Start > Settings > System > Display.

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You should see a graphical layout of your monitor set-up. In this case it shows a laptop display labeled and an external monitor labeled 2.

Underneath that you'll see a slider called Change the size of text, apps, and other items: 100% (Recommended).  To increase the size of the text you can move the slider up to 125%. But if you have more than one display and before you start moving the slider around, check to see which monitor is highlighted.

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Once you're happy with the scaling percentage you'd like to try, hit Apply and that single monitor's scaling will change while the others remain the same.

You'll also see a warning that says you should sign-in and out again from Windows to make sure your apps look their best. You do need to sign-in and out again at this point to make sure all aspects of windows increase in size.

You can also move the monitors numbered 1 and 2 to match the physical screens on your desk. By simply clicking the screen and dragging to the location.

You can also raise and lower depending on the physical location to match.

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  1. Scott harrington

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