Starting with Windows 10 build 17063, you can now view detailed information about your display(s).
Most of the information should be self-explanatory, but here are a couple of pieces that you might want more detail on:
- Desktop resolution vs active signal resolution – Typically, your desktop resolution and your active signal resolution will be identical. To provide a smoother experience, Windows prefers to keep your display running at its native signal resolution. If you change your display resolution, you may see a difference between your desktop resolution and your active signal resolution.
- The mysterious 59 Hz refresh rate – Display enthusiasts may remember this conversation from the Windows 7 days. You may see 59 Hz listed as your refresh rate even though you have set it to 60 Hz, but rest assured that this is by design for monitors and TVs that report only 59.94 Hz but not 60 Hz. Learn more about it here.
This tutorial will show you how to view detailed information about your connected display(s) in Windows 10.