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I have a Windows 8 15" laptop with a 1920x1080 screen resolution. At that size, everything is really small. In the "Screen Resolution" configuration window, I click on the link "Make text and other items larger or smaller" and from there I can change the size of all items to 125% or 150% to make them bigger on the screen.

I have a 22" screen that is connected via hdmi to my laptop. The screen resolution is also 1920x1080 and on this screen, everything looks good when the display is at 100%.

Here's my question: is there any way I can have a different "zoom" for each screens?

I'd like to have my laptop display at 150% and my "external" screen at 100%. One way to do it is to change the screen resolution of my laptop screen to 1600x900 but then the text gets all blurry so it's not a good solution.

Thanks!

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It seems that Windows 8.1 will allow me to do exactly what I want according to this:

http://liliputing.com/2013/07/windows-8-1-to-offer-better-support-for-high-res-displays-multi-monitor-setups.html

So the solution is to wait a month or so...

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No, as of right now, from my understanding, you can't do this through any version of Microsoft Windows.

But another piece of software? Maybe, but I doubt it exists. Good question though.

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