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 the display scaling problem, software developers need to rebuild their software to be 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.

Table of contents

  1. Why do you need custom resolutions on Microsoft Surface?
  2. Microsoft Surface Screen Resolution
  3. Add custom resolutions via Intel Graphics Command Center
  4. Add custom resolutions via CRU
  5. Applying your new custom resolution
  6. Alternative Methods