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I'm on a Windows 8.1 laptop (Thinkpad T440s). For some programs to not appear blurred/scaled, I have to access the .exe properties, go to Compatibility and "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings."

This is pretty annoying to have to do for many applications, and whenever I install a new program. Is there a global override I can use?

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What is your DPI set to? –  MattSteelblade Jun 19 at 18:12
    
@MattSteelblade This is a 14-inch 1920×1080 display, so I'd estimate about 157. –  WChargin Jun 19 at 18:13
    
Open up "Personalize" by right-clicking on the desktop and then click on "Display" which can be found on the lower left hand side of the window. It almost sounds like the default DPI settings are off, but you should be able to change all of them there –  MattSteelblade Jun 19 at 18:17
    
@MattSteelblade Perfect! Setting that to "Smaller (100%)" fixed everything. Thanks very much. If you write this as an answer I'll accept it to close the question. –  WChargin Jun 19 at 18:25

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Open up "Personalize" by right-clicking on the desktop and then click on "Display" which can be found on the lower left hand side of the window. It almost sounds like the default DPI settings are off, but you should be able to change it there.

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