Windows 10 now makes it easy to change the refresh rate

Windows 10 will offer something interesting in its next update: the ability to more easily change the refresh rate of the OS. Enough to take full advantage of your brand new 144 Hz screen.

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The current trend for screens is to increase their refresh rate. Gone are the 60 Hz screens, since manufacturers are now betting on 120 Hz, 144 Hz, 240 Hz or even 300 Hz. This makes the display more fluid and displays many more images per second in game if you have the necessary equipment. But on Windows 10, changing that refresh rate could be complicated.

A new preview version of Windows 10, Build 20236, allows greatly simplify the operation to let the user choose their refresh rate on the desktop. To adjust it, you still have to dig into the options, but there is nothing rocket science.

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You have to go to menu Parameters, easily found since it is the small cogwheel in the Windows 10 Start menu. Then, click on System, the first icon at the top left of the menu. Once done, select the sub menu Display (already active by default) then go to the advanced display settings at the bottom. A new window is then displayed, with a tab proposing to change the refresh rate. Be careful, however, you must be equipped to enjoy it, with a compatible screen and especially a graphics card that can support the thing.

Greater visual comfort when using Windows 10

At the moment, this new feature is in testing, but it could arrive very soon in an update. What to bring an additional comfort in the use of Windows 10. Microsoft also brings other novelties to its operating system, in particular the display of recent searches by using the dedicated bar in the menu start. Only recent applications were previously shown. Of course, it will be possible disable this option if you wish.

This new version also brings its share of bug fixes and other small improvements almost invisible to the user who does not care.

Source : Slashgear

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