How to set custom screen resolutions on Microsoft Surface

In this tutorial, we will guide you how to add and set a right custom resolution to resolve the display scaling issues on your Surface when you working with old applications, multiple displays, and gaming.

Set Custom Resolutions on Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface comes with a high-resolution display packing millions of pixels for delivering as clear as possible to the human eye. However, it also causes issues when you are using some software or old applications that don’t aware of display scaling.

In order to fix display scaling problem, software developers need to rebuild their software to compatible with high DPI display. You can also fix this problem by adjusting your Surface’s display resolution and scaling to a viewable 100% display scaling. However, Windows 10 doesn’t include any 3:2 resolution options besides the default maximum resolution on your Surface (see image below).

There is no preferred resolution

There is no 1440 x 960 (3:2 aspect) in the resolution list by default on Surface Pro 3.

  1. Why do you need custom resolutions on Microsoft Surface?
  2. Microsoft Surface Screen Resolution
  3. How to add custom resolutions to the system resolution list?
  4. Applying your new custom resolution
  5. Alternative Methods