TheÂ refresh rateÂ of a display is the number of times per second that the image refreshes on the screen. For example, a 60Hz display will update the screen 60 times per second.
Overall, the refresh rate determines how smoothly motion appears on your screen. For example, if youâ€™re playing a game that has a lot of fast-moving action, a higher refresh rate can help improve your overall gaming experience to keep up with the action. A higher refresh can also help you get a better experience with smoother motion when you’re browsing the web or using a digital pen to write or draw.
A higher refresh rate can also reduce battery life because it uses more power. So if you’re using a laptop or tablet and want to save some battery, you could lower the refresh rate. However, that might also reduce the overall experience when you’re using your device.
The available refresh rates of a display will depend on the monitor, its driver, and the setÂ resolution.
This tutorial will show you how to change the refresh rate of a display for all users in Windows 11.
Display resolution refers to the clarity of the text and images displayed on your screen. At higher resolutions, such as 1600 x 1200 pixels, items appear sharper. They also appear smaller so more items can fit on the screen. At lower resolutions, such as 800 x 600 pixels, fewer items fit on the screen, but they appear larger.
The resolution you can use depends on the resolutions your monitor supports. Old CRT monitors generally display a resolution of 800 Ă— 600 or 1024 Ă— 768 pixels and can work well at different resolutions. Modern LCD or LED monitors and laptop/tablet built-in displays support higher resolutions, such as 4K and 8K, and work best at their native resolution.
You don’t have to set your monitor to run at its native resolution, but it is recommended in order to ensure you see the sharpest text and images possible.
This tutorial will show you how to change the resolution of each separate display for all users in Windows 11.
You will see theÂ Rearrange your displaysÂ option available inÂ Settings > System > DisplayÂ when Windows 10 detects more than one display currently connected. Each display will be numbered to help you identify them more easily.
If you have multiple displays, you can change how they are arranged. This is helpful if you want your displays to match how they are set up in your home or office.
This tutorial will show you how to rearrange the layout of multiple displays inÂ Windows 10.
The DelayLockInterval time in Windows 10 is the amount of time after the display turns off before you are required to sign in when you move the mouse, touch the touchpad or touchscreen, click a mouse or touchpad button, or press a key to turn the display back on without the computer going to sleep or hibernate first.
When the display turns off automatically on Windows 10 desktop and laptop type devices, you are not required to sign in by default when you move the mouse, touch the touchpad or touchscreen, click a mouse or touchpad button, or press a key to turn the display back on. You can continue where you left off when the display turns back on without being required to sign in first.
When the display turns off automatically on Windows 10 2-in-1, convertible, Surface, and tablet type devices, you are required to sign in by default when you move the mouse, touch the touchpad or touchscreen, click a mouse or touchpad button, or press a key to turn the display back on. You will be required to dismiss the lock screen, and sign in to Windows 10 before being able to continue where you left off when the display turns back on.
If you have a short turn off display time set and are constantly having to move the mouse, touch the touchpad or touchscreen, click a mouse or touchpad button, or press a key to turn the display back on, it can be a real pain to also be required to sign in each time if you have a short DelayLockInterval time delay.
If you are not required to sign in after the display turns off, you may want to enable and set a specified DelayLockInterval time delay to automatically require sign in for better security.
If you like, you can enable and change or disable this DelayLockInterval time delay depending on what you want for your situation.
This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable require sign-in after a specified time when the display turns off for your account in Windows 10.
The VESA DisplayHDR Group has a free DisplayHDR Test app in the Microsoft Store that allows you to confirm the display parameters including brightness, color and contrast performance of high dynamic range (HDR) laptop and desktop monitors as per the set forth in VESAâ€™s High-Performance Monitor and Display Compliance Test Specification (DisplayHDR).
Created by VESA, the Video Electronics Standards Association, this new test tool has a simple keyboard interface that enables professional and lab-level users of off-the-shelf calibration colorimeters to test and evaluate HDR displays at the three performance levels (DisplayHDR 400, 600 and 1000) outlined in the DisplayHDR specification. See https://DisplayHDR.org
This tutorial will show you how to download and use the DisplayHDR Test app to run VESA Certified DisplayHDR compliance tests on a HDR display in Windows 10.
You can prevent Windows 10 from using a connected display without having to disconnect the display, and then easily allowing Windows 10 to use the display again when wanted.
This essentially allows you to remove and restore a connected external display on demand without having to physically disconnect and reconnect the display.
This tutorial will show you how to remove a display from desktop to prevent Windows 10 from using the display, and restore when wanted.
The News Bar app brings you the latest news from the Microsoft News network of over 4500 of the world’s most respected journalism brands. In addition, you can configure it to provide you with up to date information throughout the day on your favorite stocks.
Microsoft’s Windows News Bar works just like the Windows Taskbar. It’s there when you need it, where you need it and how you need it. Customize its appearance in settings to find the experience that’s just right for you. If you want to focus, don’t worry, you can minimize the News Bar at any time and then bring it back when you’re ready for it again.
If you have more than one display monitor connected to your computer, you can select to show the News Bar on either the primary (aka: main) or secondary monitor.
This tutorial will show you how to show the News Bar on either the primary or secondary monitor for your account in Windows 10.
The display cache in Windows 10 helps the computer to remember what mode and resolution to use when a particular display output is detected from a connected external monitor. This helps avoid having to manually apply all the settings again each time a specific external monitor is connected.
Sometimes the cache may have issues, and you find that the display output is not working properly when you connect to an external monitor.
If this happens, you can reset and clear the display cache to see if that fixes the issue. When you reset and clear the display cache, it will force Windows 10 to forget any connected external monitors and their individual settings stored in the display cache on the computer. The next time you connect to an external display, it will be treated as a newly connected display using the default and optimal settings again.
This tutorial will show you how to clear and reset the external display cache in Windows 10.