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How to make things smaller on screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1

    How to make things smaller on screen


    I set screen resolution to 1920x1080 (native to my monitor), but all items are much larger than they should be, making it look like about 1000x500 (example in screenshot). How can I fix this?

    Windows 8.1, Lenovo Y580

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  2. #2

    re: screen resolution


    rtoip,
    You can click the link below for information and steps changing your screen resolution in Windows 8/8.1.
    Get the best display on your monitor - Windows Help
    Thank You,
    Dell-Jesse L
    Dell Social Media and Communities
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Rtoip, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Double check to make sure that your DPI is set to the default of 100% (96 DPI).

    DPI Scaling Size - Change for Displays in Windows 8.1

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1


    It worked, thanks.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad to hear it. You're most welcome.
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