I think that all is a big missunderstanding(if that word exist xD)
If you click anywhere on the layout(not on objects), you see on the left side the layout properties. Changing Width/height values will affect the size of your game level. Clicking on properties below, will allow you to adjust the window-width/height values, which is the resolution.
And one additional information:
Width strg + mousewheel, you can zoom in/out.