Responsive for desktop

I have something on laptop that looks good but on desktop needs padding. whats the correct size for css?
I tried @media only screen and (max-width: 1700px) but it doesnt change

Could it be it’s the missing bracket- (max-width: 1700px**;**)?

Best to see the full media query, it’s easiest for people to help you that way!

But I think you may be using max queries when you need to use min. You’re saying that once the screen size is larger than 1700, do XYZ, which means a “min-width: 1700” and not max.