How to Change and Existing Presentation’s Resolution

When you first create a presentation the resolution is either set, if created from a template, or chosen if you create your presentation from scratch. You may need to change the resolution of these presentations, such as if device resolution changes or you may wish to change the resolution of a template to better suit your needs. If you wish to alter the resolution of an existing presentation we recommend saving the presentation as a template and creating a new presentation from that template. Instructions on how to save an existing presentation as a template can be found here.


This will move around the existing widgets within the presentation, you will need to move and resize almost all widgets afterwards.


  1. From your Dashboard go to [Content] -> [Presentations]
  2. Click edit next to the presentation you would like to change the resolution of.
  3. To make reformatting after adjusting resolution easier, ‘Ignore Bounding’ should be enabled. To do this, click the single cog wheel titled ‘Editor Settings’ at the far right of the bottom toolbar.
  4. The new window that pops up will have a few different toggles for the editor. Click ‘Ignore Bounding’ so that it is On and click [OK] to save the setting. This will make it so that widgets can be outside of the bounds of the active screen. This will help with reformatting after the resolution is changed, especially if you reduce resolution size.
  5. In the top left click the single cog wheel icon named ‘Presentation Settings’
  6. A window will pop up. The bottom two text fields named ‘Width’ and ‘Height’ will need to be altered to create your new resolution.
  7. Click [OK] to set your new resolution.
  8. You will need to adjust your presentation back to functionality, as things will likely be out of place.
  9. When you are finished, click the green [Push Live] button to update your presentations.

How do I force Chrome device display resolution?


The Google Admin console allows you to force the resolution and display scale of the internal or external display output for Chrome devices. This may be useful for hardware that doesn’t properly negotiate resolution with the Chrome device. It could also be useful in certain cases where you want to use a lower resolution than what the display is capable of displaying.

  1. After logging in to your Google Admin console, go to the Device Management section.
  2. On the left hand side navigation menu, go to Chrome > Settings > Device to access device admin display resolution
  3. Select the appropriate Organizational Unit (OU) on the left hand side that you would like to apply the settings to.
  4. Under the Device Settings tab, scroll down, or search for the Display settings heading.display resolution
    Allow user changesAllow users to overwrite predefined display settings (recommended): This allows a user to override these settings in desktop mode.
    Do not allow user changes for predefined display settings: This will not allow these settings to be changed by a user
    External resolutionAlways use native resolution: Use the auto-detected resolution
    Use custom resolution:
    Select this option if you want to force the Chromebox to output at a specified resolution for all external monitors.
    External display width (in pixels)Desired custom resolution width in pixels
    External display height (in pixels)Desired custom resolution height in pixels
    External display scale (percentage)Set a custom external display scale percentage
    Internal display scale (percentage)Set a custom internal display scale percentage