Desktop Wallpaper

How to Find Your Computer's Screen Resolution

Not sure what size wallpaper to download? That's okay. All you need to do is find out what your computer's screen resolution is and choose the wallpaper image that most closely matches your screen resolution.

Your screen resolution is the width and height of your display as measured in pixels. The resolution is given in the number of pixels wide by the number of pixels high. So a resolution of '1200x800' or '1200 by 800', means the computer's screen resolution is 1200 pixels wide by 800 pixels high. Desktop wallpaper sizes given on this site are also given in pixels wide by pixels high. So if your desktop resolution is 1024x768, choose the 1024x768 version of the wallpaper you'd like to put on your desktop.

Finding the your computer's screen resolution depends on your operating system...

For Windows 7

  1. Right-click an empty area of your computer's desktop
  2. Select 'Screen resolution' from the menu
  3. The Resolution setting lists your computer's screen resolution (note that you can adjust your screen's resolution by using the adjustment slider)

For Windows Vista

  1. Right-click an empty area of your computer's desktop
  2. Select 'Personalize' from the menu
  3. Click on 'Display Settings'
  4. At the bottom left of the dialog box is your computer's screen resolution (note that you can adjust your screen's resolution by using the adjustment slider)

For Windows XP

  1. Right-click an empty area of your computer's desktop
  2. Select 'Properties' from the menu
  3. Click on the 'Settings' tab
  4. Toward the middle left of the dialog box is your computer's screen resolution (note that you can adjust your screen's resolution by using the adjustment slider)

For Apple OS X

  1. Open 'System Preferences'
  2. Click the 'Displays' option under 'Hardware'
  3. Your current display resolution is highlighted in the 'Resolutions' list on the left (note that you can adjust the size of your screen's resolution by choosing a different resolution in the list)

For Linux

  1. If you've got Linux you probably don't need any directions:)

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