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DPI Scaling Size - Change for Displays in Windows 8.1

  1. #10


    I use 125 for a Samsung 18" 1600x1200 monitor and 100 for other 22"+ monitors

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  2. #11


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    window 8.1


    I have the exact same issue. They really to need to find a solution for individual monitor scaling. They didn't take into account the size of the screen when they made this decision.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sil View Post
    The dpi scaling in Windows 8.1 still sucks big time:

    1. Apparently the scaling API was not well conceived and inferior to that of Mac OS X. That's at least how Adobe justifies the problems with Photoshop on high resolution monitors, which don't appear with OS X.

    2. Multiple monitor. Until it is possible to choose dpi scaling per monitor dpi scaling will suck.
    I'm working everyday on a 3200x1800 laptop bound to a 27" 2560w1440 monitor.
    - Either I configure the laptop to not destroy my eyes (e.g 200 % scaling) and the the display on the 27" is way too big and most pixels are lost.
    - Or I do the opposite, configure a decent dpi for the 27" inch and kiss goodbye to my eyesight on laptop.
    - Further compounding the problem is Internet explorer, because it syncs zoom %. I like to have IE11 Metro on the laptop screen and IE11 desktop on the external screen. But if I adjust zooming on one it with break the other.
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  3. #12


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    Windows 8.1, CentOS, OSX, XP, Windows 7, etc.


    Quote Originally Posted by shnickburton View Post
    I have the exact same issue. They really to need to find a solution for individual monitor scaling. They didn't take into account the size of the screen when they made this decision.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sil View Post
    The dpi scaling in Windows 8.1 still sucks big time:

    1. Apparently the scaling API was not well conceived and inferior to that of Mac OS X. That's at least how Adobe justifies the problems with Photoshop on high resolution monitors, which don't appear with OS X.

    2. Multiple monitor. Until it is possible to choose dpi scaling per monitor dpi scaling will suck.
    I'm working everyday on a 3200x1800 laptop bound to a 27" 2560w1440 monitor.
    - Either I configure the laptop to not destroy my eyes (e.g 200 % scaling) and the the display on the 27" is way too big and most pixels are lost.
    - Or I do the opposite, configure a decent dpi for the 27" inch and kiss goodbye to my eyesight on laptop.
    - Further compounding the problem is Internet explorer, because it syncs zoom %. I like to have IE11 Metro on the laptop screen and IE11 desktop on the external screen. But if I adjust zooming on one it with break the other.
    Yes; I also have the same problem. I have a 4K screen in front of me 28", and then two 22" displays to the right and left. The 22" displays look perfect with native resolution, but I can't keep them from being scaled.... because the 28" display requires at least 125% for me to see. What I'd like to do would be to fake out the resolution on the two 22" displays to the right and left so they'd show me the 1920 x 1080... Can I edit the registry and select a resolution greater than these displays are capable of ie: 2400x1350? Or fake out EDID? Or something?
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  4. #13


    Is it possible to make smaller than 100% ?
    I tried to put some values under 96 into registry, but it doesn't work
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  5. #14


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Zuu,

    Not with this setting.

    If you like, you could also increase your screen resolution to make things smaller though.

    Screen Resolution - Set for Displays in Windows 8
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  6. #15


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Hello.

    I have a laptop with a 15.6" display with a resolution of 1080x1920 (Full HD). I've set the DPI scaling size to 125% (or size of items, as Windows 8 states).
    Everything works fine but one program, that doesn't show the UI correctly if you use Windows scaling size option. The UI of that program only is displayed correctly if the scaling is 100% (no scaling).

    Is there any way to run specific programs without Windows scaling it?
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  7. #16


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Rambomhtri,

    DPI scaling is a global setting. Unless the program has it's own zoom in/out type setting, then I'm afraid not.

    What program is this happening with? Perhaps someone may know a workaround for it.
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  8. #17


    Posts : 90
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Rambomhtri,

    DPI scaling is a global setting. Unless the program has it's own zoom in/out type setting, then I'm afraid not.

    What program is this happening with? Perhaps someone may know a workaround for it.
    Thanks for replying, Brink, you're awesome as always.

    The program is Jammit, and the developers already know about this issue. I just thought may be you could set that in Windows.
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  9. #18


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    How to change DPI scale for one display???


    I'm using 15" laptop and display, both 1920x1080.

    Changing DPI Scaling Size Per-Display doesn't work

    Actually it works like broken buggy All-Displays variant - it put same scale level on both displays but with "blur" effects on most programs (incl. system windows)
    I was trying everything - change main/primary display, re-login, putting all-displays in big/small scale then change another one....

    Hate Windows for such capability issues.....
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  10. #19


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Alex, and welcome to Eight forums.

    The DPI per display is more of a let Windows automatically adjust the DPI on each display based on what you set (ex: small, medium large) and the screen resolution of each display.
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