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cheaterslick

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Newbie, here...

Ok, I got a new 8.1 laptop from Dell a few weeks ago and I notice some of the icons on the taskbar look jagged and crude. The same goes with some of the ones on desktop.

Is this some kind a dpi resolution thing? Is the resolution on my screen too sharp? And is there anyway I can fix or adjust these settings?

Thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5570
    CPU
    Intel i5
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ R7 M370

nt62

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Hello. By default, your "new" laptop icons should not appear jagged.
Something has been altered.
Are there any flags in your device manager?
You could make sure the Radeon driver is up to date.
The display settings can be adjusted in the control panel.

size.jpg

Some icons reside in a system file called c:\windows\system32\imageres.dll

You could experiment with changing an icon.

change icon.jpg

Advanced Appearance Settings - Change Text Size for Items in Windows 8

Folder View - Change Icon Size and Layout in File Explorer

If you have a mouse wheel,
you can change the desktop icon size by holding the control key
and rolling the wheel. Make sure the focus is on the desktop
as the active window. Left click an empty space.

This link for information. DPI Scaling Size - Change for Displays in Windows 8.1
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    server 2012
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    self assembled
    CPU
    3770k
    Motherboard
    Asrock
    Memory
    8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    intel onboard
    Sound Card
    hdmi tv to external sound system
    Monitor(s) Displays
    led
    Hard Drives
    Addonics Quad mSATA PCIe SSD - various SSD
    Browser
    Opera

cheaterslick

New Member
Hello nt62 and thanks. I will look that up here in the next couple of days when I'm back at my machine..

It doesn't seem to be the system icons that came with the machine that appear jagged, but rather icons from 3rd party programs that I later added after I bought the machine. They look sharp enough on my earlier Windows 7 Ultimate laptop but look positively dreadful here.

I know graphics have gotten pretty sharp and HD in the last couple of years so maybe some program developers haven't caught up yet. I don't know.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5570
    CPU
    Intel i5
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ R7 M370

XweAponX

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Try running your Cleartype Wizard too, it's in the same area as nt62's first image. Sometimes that fixes it up.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7
    Name
    Jon William Vitas
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus § DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200) 4400+ § Corsair Value Select
    CPU
    AMD 4400+/4200+
    Motherboard
    Asus M2N-MX SE Plus/Asus A8M2N-LA (NodusM)
    Memory
    2 GB/3GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce 8400 GS/GeForce 210
    Sound Card
    nVIDIA GT218 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hitachi 40" LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    "1842 x 1036"
    Hard Drives
    WDC WD50 00AAKS-007AA SCSI Disk Device
    ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device
    WDC WD3200AAJB-00J3A0 ATA Device
    WDC WD32 WD-WCAPZ2942630 USB Device
    WD My Book 1140 USB Device
    PSU
    Works 550w
    Occupation
    Retired
    Case
    MSI "M-Box"
    Cooling
    Water Cooled
    Keyboard
    Dell Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    Cable Medium Speed
    Browser
    Chrome/IE 10
    Antivirus
    Eset NOD32 6.x/Win Defend
    Other Info
    Recently lost my Windows 8 on my main PC, had to go back to Windows 7.
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us california

timtak

New Member
>Is this some kind a dpi resolution thing?
It could be imho. You could right click on the desktop, choose screen resolution from the menu, and change the resolution to see if that helps.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Panny Let&
    CPU
    core i5
    Country Flag
    Japan

cheaterslick

New Member
Updated the video driver. Everything went fine.

Then I tried to change the settings from 125% to 100% and this occurred.

Capture.PNG

It looks like it's missing the shortcut arrows. I uninstalled the old Vista shortcut arrows utility I had on there but it didn't seem to do anything. It does look like the shortcut arrows are missing though.

Any way to repair?

Thanks

~

PS: That Spyware Blaster icon was one of the jagged ones I was talking about when I started this thread.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5570
    CPU
    Intel i5
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ R7 M370

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