In Windows, a resolution is recommended for each monitor. What's the basis of this recommendation, .i.e how does Windows decide what the recommended resolution?

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Window's recommendation is the monitor's native resolution. This is "usually the highest resolution your monitor can support."

Source: the how to portion of the Windows site.

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    Obviously it would have been too easy to write "native resolution" instead of "recommended resolution"… Jun 4, 2015 at 1:13

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