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DPI Scaling Size - Change for Displays in Windows 8.1

  1. #20


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Hello, Brink, tnx

    Seem's like I've partially the solved the issue - by "per-display" increasing the size... probably)
    It's crazy U know... Per-display in my mind - to set it for each display, not by windows magic..
    Thanks for explanation anyway

    So now I have All-Displays turned off and 2nd scale size (125% I think).
    The scale is good for the eye on both displays, but.... Now it's blurry on almost all applications and windows (even system!) on the 23" monitor(((

    Compare screenshots from 15" Laptop and 22" Monitor
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    All solutions are reduced to disable high dpi scale for blurry applications


    1. Chrome e.g. became not blurry, but the scale is increased ((
    2. I cannot disable it for the system, for context menu as example


    What should I try now?
    Last edited by AlexSchmidt; 02 Jul 2015 at 13:29.

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  2. #21


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Hi, Brin, tnx

    Seems I've set it normal scale both for 15" laptop and 22" monitor, but now it's so blurry on 22" monitor(((
    Just compare my screenshots below from Laptop and Monitor (sorry for Russian)

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    All tips that I've found are reduced to disable scale on high resolutions in compatibility tab for blurry application, but...
    1. It became not blur, but scale increases (checked on Chrome, FireFox)
    2. Blurred almost all, including system windows, e.g. context menu or that dispay settings window


    PS On my mind, "per-display" should be possibility to set something "per-display" U know
    But it Windows magic again)
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  3. #22


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    It's hard to not get the blur on something when adjusting the DPI.
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  4. #23


    Posts : 216
    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    I just clean reinstalled Win 8.1 Pro. Since Win 7 through 8.1, I've had screen dpi set to 115% (100% is too small and 125% too large). But with the reinstall, I'm not seeing a way to do it. I think it was in the small customization drop down, where it might say 100% or 125%, I used to be able to change that manually. Used to, as in as recently as January, if not later. Am I missing something or has it changed? Thanks,
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  5. #24


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by highstream View Post
    I just clean reinstalled Win 8.1 Pro. Since Win 7 through 8.1, I've had screen dpi set to 115% (100% is too small and 125% too large). But with the reinstall, I'm not seeing a way to do it. I think it was in the small customization drop down, where it might say 100% or 125%, I used to be able to change that manually. Used to, as in as recently as January, if not later. Am I missing something or has it changed? Thanks,
    Hello highstream,

    If you like, you could try entering around 115 in step 7 of OPTION TWO to see if that may work.
    Last edited by Brink; 12 Aug 2015 at 10:00. Reason: correction
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  6. #25


    Posts : 216
    Win 8.1 Pro x64


    Brink, Think you meant Option 2. 110 seems to be close, although I had to go back to 96 to adjust the screen size of a couple of programs that were off the bottom of the screen at 110. I suspect Windows automatically adjusts window size at standard its percentages, but not with manually entered ones. Thanks!
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  7. #26


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yep, sorry. It was for Option 2.
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  8. #27


    Posts : 24
    Win 8.1 x64 Pro


    Hi guys

    Could I jump in on this thread pls...

    I've just acquired a 4k monitor and now I have 4 screens, 1 x 1280x1024, 1x1920x1200, 1x1920x1080, 1x3840x2160 so the inability to set a different dpi for each monitor in Windows 8.1 Pro is driving me nuts. I'm not keen on changing the native resolutions for lots of reasons.

    I'd settle for 120dpi on the 3 lower resolution monitors and just up the dpi on the 4k to 144dpi or 192dpi, but I can't even do that!

    What were Microsoft thinking in only allowing one global dpi? It's kind of important to create a good user experience accross multiple monitors, or did they think that it wasn't important!?

    Anyway, does Windows 10 still suffer from this problem please?

    And if anybody comes accross a custom program or solution please could they post the answer here however late it may come.

    Many thanks
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  9. #28


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello expeditionist,

    I'm afraid that it's the same in Windows 10 for DPI as well.
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  10. #29


    Posts : 24
    Win 8.1 x64 Pro


    Boo hoo hoo!

    I've been scouring the web a bit more since my last post. People have been complaining about this issue for ages, since Windows 7.

    With all the hype surrounding the Windows 10 launch it beggars belief that Microsoft still haven't introduced a decent user experience for multi-monitor/resolution setups.
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