Dots per inch, a common unit of quality in a picture.

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is there any relation between dpi setting and display resolution?

I was wondering what happens when i change display resolution(i.e. 1280x1024 pixel) in my os(windows xp) does it affect the dpi(ppi) setting of my os too? or when i change the dpi(ppi) setting of my ...
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Windows 10 force 80% display scaling

I would like to force 80% display scaling in Windows 10 Pro, so that it look more sharp and provide more workspace on my HD screen. The GPU is Intel, so upscaling resolution seems impossible.
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Cygwin X on high DPI

On my Windows 10 Surface Pro (2736x1824 resolution), whenever I connect via PuTTY to an Ubuntu 14.04 server and run Eclipse or gVim over Cygwin X, the text and windows are extremely small. I can drag ...
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Use 4K monitor in HD resolution to get clearer text

As I spend 90% of my time reading code and documentation and seeing the display quality of new tables and smartphones I realize that they are way above the text quality I see on my 23" HD monitor. By ...
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How can I change the system font size in OS X?

I'm using a Mac Mini on big flat-screen TV for playing media. The small font size is really annoying when sitting far away. Is there a way to increase the system font size in OS X?
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How to scale nonWindows apps with high resolution

How to make nonwindows apps looks normal, not small with high resolution on laptop, I changed DPI to 125%, but It changed only windows apps.. Windows 10
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How to replicate pointer acceleration of Logitech SetPoint software in my Microsoft mouse?

Pictures are worth a 1000 words, so let me jump right to it: In Logitech's SetPoint software, I could change the pointer acceleration. I love this feature because it allows me to keep the DPI ...
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How to make DPI Scaling lower than 100% in Windows 8.1

There are a lot of articles with how to make older version of windows with DPI scaling under 100%. But when I try those methods on Windows 8.1 it is automatically returning me to 100% dpi after ...
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Which browsers support Window's Low Integrity level? [closed]

Normally i like running ie, but it's rendering speed at high-dpi is poor. More recently i've switched to Chrome, but it does not support high-dpi displays. i'm interested in trying other browsers, ...
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Odd Windows Font-Rendering Issue (With Video Demo)

See Video Demo at: vimeo.com/155636855 I've grappled with this issue for too long--now I would love some outside help. * This has nothing to do with VM technology--see added note at end of post * ...
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Turn OFF High DPI Scaling on a DLL file - Windows 10

High DPI scaling can be a pain sometimes, normally you just go to the EXE and turn it off manually. But how can you turn it off for a DLL file? My problem is that I want to to turn it off for Windows ...
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Windows 10 Font blurry 125% scaling

It's kind of hard to read sometimes so I have scaling set to 125% on 1920x1080 resolution. ClearType doesn't fix this I tried turning it on and off. Everything looks great and fine (Explorer, ...
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Windows 10 default dpi settings make cmd blurry

I have recently upgraded to Windows 10 and I have noticed that my cmd console is very big and blurry. I have tried reducing text-size, but if I reduce those the desktop items become too small. The ...
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Use Remote Desktop with custom DPI

How can I change (increase) the DPI of a remote desktop session? I am using two Windows 7 PC - both are already set to 125% on Control Panel/Display/Make it easier to read. Yet when I open a Remote ...
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How to correctly reset Windows 7 screen DPI back to normal (Smaller 100%)?

Using the control panel Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display (partly displayed in the screenshot below), I first changed the DPI from the "Smaller 100%" setting to the "Medium 125%" setting, ...
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Windows DPI scaling: fix specific app with tiny text

I have a Windows 8.1 laptop (Dell XPS) with a high-DPI screen (15" 3840x2160), and two external monitors which are normal DPI (19" 1920x1200). (No font changes from defaults.) Windows 8 seems to know ...
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Blurry screen when using 1/2 native resolution

I have a 3200x1800 13" laptop running windows 10. Many legacy apps have terrible DPI scaling and I attempted to avoid this issue by simply setting my resolution to 1600x900. My thought would be that ...
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How can I find out the screen resolution and dpi on my mac book pro?

Can you please tell me how can I find out the screen resolution and dpi for the screen on my Macbook Pro? (I got it last year, 2009.)
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Disable “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings”

I'm having trouble with a few applications, particularly RuneScape, setting the compatibility option "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" every time I try to run it. I want that option to ...
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Relationship between mouse DPI, screen resolution and screen size

I don't have the equipment at hand to test this, so before melting my brain on this, this is the scenario. Suppose that you are playing a FPS with your mouse set at 1000 DPI and your in-game ...
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how to set printed image size

I know how to change the dpi of an image in Paint, by resizing. What I don't know how to do is work out what dpi to set to get the exact image size that I need. That is, when it is printed and, the ...
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Set DPI of individual applications in Linux

In order to test a Qt application I'm working on I need to run it with various DPI settings to see how it looks. I can change the DPI settings globally in a couple of ways (Appearance->Fonts or ...
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“Disable display scaling on high DPI settings” goes out everytime i execute the program

This happen to me executing the viewer Firestorm for SL. I "uncheck" “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings” and execute the program, but next time i see, this setting is "check" again. ...
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Windows 7 laptop fonts DPI is too big breaking certain applications

I have just installed windows 7 on a laptop and the fonts seem to be doing weird things, Ive adjusted the DPI back to 100% (was 125% by default) however certain applications (old delphi programmed ...
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Is it possible to have the Start Screen in Windows 10 show at 100% while the rest of the PC is at 125%?

I'm a heathen, I actually liked the start screen of Windows 8.1. So I've re-enabled it on Windows 10. I'd like to have it show at 100% so that the icons/layout on it match between my desktop ...
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Increasing Window room in Windows 7

I am running Android Studio 1.4.1 on my Windows 7 machine, which has a 768p resolution display. The IDE on this resolution looks very congested and it becomes harder to develop while other 'required' ...
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Skype font size too big after changing it on HiDPI display

I'm using Skype 7.131. I'm using Windows 10, refreshed two days ago, meaning I haven't touched compatibility settings or anything I could've forgotten about. I have a HiDPI display, set to 225% ...
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Text is blurry on normal-DPI external display with Windows 8.1 and high-DPI laptop display

I have a laptop with a high DPI screen; its resolution is 1920×1080 while it is 13.3". I have enabled the Windows 8.1 style DPI handling (i.e., the "Let me choose one scaling level for all my ...
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DPI settings are not restored after RDP session

My original DPI setting - 125% (medium). When I RDP to my home PC from work, then disconnect (close) RDP, come back home and login locally - DPI settings are not restored to the original setting ...
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How do I resolve inconsistent Windows 10 DPI after a restart?

Under "Display Settings" from the desktop context menu, there is a slider titled "Change the site of text, apps, and other items". I have two monitors, and I would like them both to use "100%" text ...
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What's the practical difference between raising sensitivity and raising DPI?

I recently purchased a mouse. My old one was fixed at 1,000 DPI, so the only way that I could make a mouse more sensitive (i.e., I need to physically move my hand less to move the cursor the same ...
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Windows 10 code block font size

Basically, all the code blocks have super small fonts. Example from JSFiddle below. This applies seemingly everywhere. It's sized to 11.9px according to developer tools. Windows 10 64 bit. Edit: ...
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How can I stop Outlook 2013 resizing images inserted into an HTML email?

(using: Windows 8.1 [running at 125% DPI], Outlook 2013, Exchange 2007 ) Hi I have a problem getting my designs which I am creating on Outlook emails to come out correctly if I have changed the ...
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Dual monitors on Windows - How do I set a different DPI or text size on each monitor?

My laptop is a 15" wide screen running at 1600x1050, and in addition to that I connect an external 19" LCD which runs at 1280x1024. The problem with this setup is that if I increase the text size to ...
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Cannot completely disable DPI scaling

I have an old (1995 old) image program that needs to display high-resolution images. I tried different settings, but I always get one of the following effects: Display at 200% scale, run program ...
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how to change the dpi of an image

I have an jpeg file of 300 dpi. I need to reduce it to 200dpi. How can I do that? Do I need any specific application or it can be done using Picasa/paint/MS picture manager, if yes how? Thanks
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Windows, screens falls apart when changing DPI (Windows 7)

I have Windows 7, 1920x1080 (HD) resolution, and everything is small, so I changed DPI to 125%. But then some elements isnt precise, so if something used to be: this is now: what can I do??!
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Trouble - I see websites differently than others - DPI?

I have troubles displaying different elements on my PC. Obviously my PC renders websites differently than other PCs in our office. This is huge problem for me since my programming and desing isn't ...
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change DPI for UI only in firefox

I have A screen with a high pixel density, so I have the DPI set to 125% in Windows, which makes icons larger but blurry. I would like to lower the DPI for the UI so I can increase the font size with ...
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Is there a way to set (or disable) DPI scaling for individual monitors (Windows 8.1)

I have three screens connected: Two 1920x1200 screens that I do not want DPI scaled. 1 4K screen that I do want to scale. Currently, if I set a 1920x1200 screen to be my "main" display, and then ...
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Form application resolution in visual studio 2013

I am developing an application using C# in Visual Studio 2013. After I finish designing a form and run the application, Form resolution becomes extremely bad. I test the app on 4k screen which could ...
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Why is my text size so small after changing my screen magnification to 125% and back?

I recently changed my screen magnification to "Medium - 125%" in Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Display, to test it out. I logged out and logged back in, and it worked. I didn't ...
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Intellij idea on hight dpi screen

I'm using android studio on a 4k screen and my problem is all icons and fonts are small. I fixing fonts problem by changing their size to 36 but still icons are really tiny. I've just seen from this ...
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Set DPI of individual applications in Windows

Is it possible to set the DPI of individual applications in Windows? I want to increase the DPI of one or more applications but not the entire system. Can this be done?
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How to set systemwide “XP style DPI scaling” in Windows 8.1?

I run my ThinkPad with a system DPI setting of 140%. In Windows 7 and 8, I enabled the "Use Windows XP style DPI scaling" checkbox in the Custom DPI Setting dialog. When this setting is off, ...
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Change DPI setting in Windows 8.1 for the Logon Screen

How can the DPI setting be changed for the Logon Screen in Windows 8.1? Microsoft has added per-user DPI settings. But this means that there is no adjustable DPI setting for the Lock/Logon screen. ...
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Windows 10 Preview: Different DPI per monitor

Disclaimer: Actually I am on Windows 10 Preview, but I suppose the DPI features are the same. I heard Windows 8.1 supports per-monitor DPI settings. But whether checking or unchecking "Let me choose ...
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Solving differing Windows 8.1's DPI issues

I am trying to extend my 13.9 3200x1800 (~264.14PPI) laptop with a 27" 2560x1440 (~108.79PPI) Dell Ultrasharp as top-down set up. But I am having issues with Windows 8.1's DPI scaling. Tweaking the ...
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Change text size greyed out in Windows 8.1 - how do I make the UI larger

I have just got a brand new 8" 1280x720 tablet but I found that the text size is too small. I entered PC Settings -> PC and devices -> Display but the "change the size of application, text and other ...
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XRandR DPI on multihead linux

I have multiple screens with different correct DPI settings. I can use xrandr --dpi X to change DPI for all screens, is it possible to set different DPI for each screen? How do I make apps ...