I noticed that in the more recent versions of Windows, the monitor resolution setting has changed from a slider to a dropdown box and an abomination in between.
Windows XP has a default slider to set the resolution. The range of the slider is defined by the monitor maximum resolution. The slider only shows the selected value (in the above screenshot 800x600).
Windows 7: This Dropdown/Slider-hybrid
Windows 7 has an abomination. On first glance, the resolution is a dropdown box. But once opened, a vertical slider is revealed. An unusual widget to be honest that I can't recall to have seen anywhere else. The slider shows the selected value, but also shows some default values at certain points of the slider.
Windows 8 & 10: Dropdown
Windows 8 & 10 used a default dropdown box. Nothing really special. The downside of this dropdown box is that with the slider, you could see the shape and size of the monitor graphic change, while with the dropdown, you have to select a value before you see the change.
Is there any reason why this has been changed from a slider to a dropdown?
Mac OS doesn't have either and just has a list: