How to Find Monitor Specs & Name on Windows 11

Discover display resolution and advanced monitor settings

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Key notes

  • Display information, including the monitor name and specs, can be found via the dedicated settings or using a third-party tool.
  • Read this guide to find out all the ways to obtain the display details.
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The display capabilities of a PC are directly linked to the monitor and the graphics card. While we give enough attention to the latter, the former often goes unnoticed. And that’s why everyone must know how to find the display information in Windows 11.

Besides the monitor name and the graphics card it’s connected to, you may need information related to the Active signal mode, Bit depth, Color format, and Color space.

All this can be found in the display settings, but a third-party tool is usually more helpful. Let’s learn about both!

How do I find my display information on Windows 11?

1. View the Display settings

  1. Press Windows + I to open the Settings app, and click Display on the right in the System tab.display
  2. Scroll down and click on Advanced display under Related settings.
  3. You will now find the various configurations listed under the monitor name set as Display 1. This includes:
    • Desktop mode: Available display resolution and refresh rate
    • Active signal mode: Current display resolution and refresh rate
    • Bit depth: Number of bits required to indicate the color of a single pixel in an image. The higher it is, the better. Modern monitors have it at 8 or higher.
    • Color format: Current color format. It should be RGB in most cases.
    • Color space: Signifies the array of colors the monitor can display. It could be Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) or High Dynamic Range (HDR).display information in Windows 11
  4. If you want to view the screen resolution or monitor information for another display, choose the monitor name from the Select a display to view or change its settings dropdown menu.another monitor
  5. To access the monitor settings in Windows 11, click on Display adapter properties for Display X, where X is the number assigned to the monitor.display adapter properties

The advanced display settings are one of the easiest ways to view the screen resolution settings and monitor details. Remember, it works for wireless displays as well.

2. Check the System Information app

  1. Press Windows + S to open Search, type System Information in the search box, and click on the relevant result.
  2. Expand Components from the navigation pane, and then select Display.system information
  3. You will now find the display Resolution, Bits/Pixel, Color Table Entries, and Color Planes. Besides, there will be details for the available graphics adapter, including Adapter RAM and display Driver Version.basic display information in Windows 11

The System Information app is a built-in tool that lists everything about the PC in an orderly manner. Apart from the monitor details, you will also find information related to Sound, Network, Storage, and Printing, amongst others.

3. Use a third-party software 

  1. Go to Speccy’s webpage and download the free version of the tool. 
  2. Run the setup and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
  3. Launch Speccy, head to Graphics from the navigation pane, and you will find the monitor name and other relevant details listed here.view display information in Windows 11 using Speccy

While the built-in settings do the job, you could use Speccy, a reliable PC information software, to find the display information, monitor name, and specs in Windows 11.

4. Search the Internet

If you want to find out more details about the monitor, say compatibility, various features, or things only advanced users require, head to the manufacturer’s website and open the monitor’s official page. It will list out all the information you would ever need. 

Even third-party sellers and e-commerce platforms provide device details, so you could check that as well. But we wouldn’t blindly rely on the information provided on these websites.

How do I rename my monitor on Windows 11?

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The process requires editing the Registry. We recommend you be extra cautious and create a restore point before proceeding to revert the changes if something goes wrong.
  1. Press Windows + X to open the Power User menu, and select Device Manager from the list of options.
  2. Expand the Monitors entry here, right-click on the monitor name you want to change, and select
  3. Head to the Details tab, and from the Property dropdown menu, choose Driver key.driver key
  4. Right-click on the alpha-numeric string that appears, and select Copy.copy key
  5. Now, press Windows + R to open Run, type regedit in the text field, and hit Enter.regedit
  6. Click Yes in the UAC prompt.
  7. Paste the following path in the address bar and hit Enter: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enumnavigate path
  8. Select the Enum key in the left pane, press Ctrl + F, paste the Driver key you copied earlier, and click on Find Next.find driver key
  9. You will now be redirected to the registry keys for the monitor. Double-click the FriendlyName string, enter the desired name in the Value data text field, and click OK.FriendlyName
  10. Once done, head back to Device Manager, click the Action menu, then select Scan for hardware changes, and the new monitor name should now reflect.

It’s neither that easy to change the name of the built-in display or an external monitor in Windows 11, nor do we recommend that you do it frequently. But just as you can rename the PC, you can also change the monitor or display name in Windows 11.

With proper knowledge of the monitor details, specifications, and other display information, you would be in a far better position to asses things. Besides, you may want to check the other PC specifications for an even deeper understanding of the computer.

Do tell us in the comments section what prompted you to check the display information in Windows 11 and whether the methods listed here proved helpful. 

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