I would like to create a custom resolution on Windows 10, but I don't find the way to do it; on Windows 7 was simple, because I click on the right button on the desktop and there was "NVIDIA control panel" or something, and from here I could create a new. I've read that Windows 10 doesn't easily allow you to do this, is there a simple way to do it?

  • Please edit your question to include how you created custom resolutions in Windows 7.
    – Steven
    May 15, 2017 at 15:33
  • Have you installed the nVidia utilities for Windows 10? Are you even still using an nVidia card? May 15, 2017 at 16:30

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In Windows 10, go to Settings (Win+I) > System > Display > Scale and layout > Resolution. There is some list of resolution.


To find more resolution setting, Scroll down, click on Display adapter Properties. You can see this window (this may vary if your display driver is different).

Graphics Properties

From there select List All Modes. There you can find many other Resolution options.

All Modes

There is also a 3rd party software to make custom Resolution setting:: MonitorTests:Custom Resolution Utility (CRU)

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    My selection in Windows does not allow me to access all the modes available in the display adapter list. I wish to get to 640x480 (for retro gaming). Any ideas? EDIT: Oops. I can set it from the display adapters page! Thank you!
    – Xonatron
    Dec 2, 2018 at 22:33
  • After selecting a "wrong" resolution through the list all modes option and then clicking Revert the bug of resolution mismatch was fixed and now the correct resolution is available and displayed on the monitor. Feb 22, 2021 at 8:31

If your resolution is not listed in the resolution options, have a look at the software of your graphics card.

In my case I could add a custom resolution in my Intel control panel: Go to "Display" -> "Custom Resolution" and enter your values there.

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