How to Reduce the Size of the Display on a Monitor
By Serm Murmson
Monitors come in all shapes and sizes to fit various display needs. However, you don't need a different monitor to accommodate different display sizes. If you need a smaller display resolution, you can change this from within Windows. If you reduce the size of your display, some of your monitor space will appear as a black frame around the display. If the reduced display size becomes uncomfortable or unnecessary, you can restore your monitor back to its maximum recommended resolution.
Move the cursor to the upper right corner of the screen to open the Windows menu bar.
Click Search and type "Display" into the Search field.
Click "Settings" and then "Display." This will bring up the display settings configuration menu.
Click "Adjust Resolution" and then click the "Resolution" drop-down menu.
Select a new resolution that fits your desired display size. Once you have found a reduced resolution that suits your needs, click "OK."
- Some monitors have a menu that you can access by pressing buttons on the monitor itself. You may be able to reduce your display size in this menu. However, it can be a good idea to adjust the size in Windows in order to maximize software compatibility.
Serm Murmson is a writer, thinker, musician and many other things. He has a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Chicago. His concerns include such things as categories, language, descriptions, representation, criticism and labor. He has been writing professionally since 2008.