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How do I configure Firefox to respect the my native DPI?

My display is of 144 dpi and resolution is 1920x1080. I can see that the text in the menu bar and title bar is displayed properly; but the content is very small. Let us consider a few examples. ...
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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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Windows 8.1: 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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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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DPI scaling on windows 8.1 does not work properly until reboot or re-log

The new Windows 8.1 features a per-monitor based DPI scaling. Thus the same app, if DPI aware looks great on all monitors. Its working fine, except for Microsoft Outlook 2010. When I boot it looks ...
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Alternative to DPI Scaling

Is there an alternative to DPI scaling (I am open to third-party programs) which makes items look less pixelated at high DPI settings? I have a 15.9" laptop screen with a 1920x1080 screen. I'd like ...
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Window Chrome on Task Bar, Desktop IE, scaling incorrectly on Windows 8.1 on SP2 with an extended desktop to an external display

I have a surface pro 2, and an external monitor attached via mini display port adapter. I have UNCHECKED the "let me choose one DPI for all screens", and everything is great except I have one fly in ...
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How to change Windows DPI without restart?

It's fairly simple to adjust your DPI by editing the registry path HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software\Fonts, and if you want to apply the changes, you either need to restart your computer or log-off then ...
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Windows 8.1 on high-DPI laptop display and normal-DPI external 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 on Windows 2008 Server

Is my assumption correct that changing the DPI setting on a Windows 2008 will affect all users? (The setting is per machine).
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Avoid Blurry texts when having 150% of normal DPI (windows 8.1)

(yes, it is a common problem but the found solutions are not acceptable for me) I am using one screen 1920 x 1080 and 125% of normal DPI is even little for me and prefer to have 150% on windows 8.1. ...
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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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Disable Chrome DPI scaling from link, not shortcut [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit with 125% DPI mode. With the new Chrome release (stable channel) 38.0.2125.101, the Chrome window blows up in size. I've tried this fix, which works when I launch Chrome ...
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change Firefox font size based on window location in multi-monitor setup

My laptop monitor has a much higher pixel density then my external monitors, and I'd like to be able to increase Firefox's global font size using something like NoSquint, but only when the window is ...
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Why RegEdit does not save my changes?

I have a windows 8.1 and my target was to decrease screen DPI from 100% down to 80%. Or from 96 down to 76. I found some kind of solutions from internet which tells me that, that kind of job can be ...
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Enlarging everything on 16" 1920x1080 notebook display in Windows 7

Does Windows 7 have an option to enlarge everything on the screen, e.g. via a spi setting? How well does this work? i.e. do the objects look clear when enlarged? I ask this because sometimes ...
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Why does my mouse get slower and slower?

I bought an excellent 5600 DPI mouse a few years ago, and it was really fast. Now (I don't know why) it seems to be going a bit slower. I haven't changed any settings or changed my operating system. ...
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DPI Scaling in Windows 8.1 via command line

I'd like to create a keyboard shortcut to quickly and easily change the DPI scale on my machine, by means of creating a small macro to run upon detection of the keyboard shortcut. In Windows 8.1, the ...
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How to change DPI of a PNG file? (in command line, without ImageMagick)

I am looking for a way to change the DPI on PNG image files. Using ImageMagick this is easy: $ convert -density 150 -units pixelsperinch file.png file.png The problem is that I will run this ...
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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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How can I compare DPI resolution of two DJVU files?

I have two djvu files, with exactly same number of pages and content. They differ in sizes (3.5 MB and 5.5 MB). I want to keep the file with better DPI only (i.e. the one which will give better print ...
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Unknown mouse dpi / comparisons [closed]

I have this mouse right here currently: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105164 I am trying to figure out what the dpi of said mouse is, and if that dpi would be the same on ...
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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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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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Custom Windows DPI (125%) cause underscore symbol lost in all browsers (Firefox, Chrome, IE)

I set my Windows 7 DPI to 125% , and started to see this problem: Anybody knows the fix for it ?
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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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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 can I avoid Windows 8.1 resetting my font size?

I am using Windows 8.1 on my laptop, which has a 15.6" screen with resolution 1366x768. I measured the screen with a ruler and calculated its DPI, which is 101. Therefore, I have set the scaling to ...
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Sensei mouse sensitivity

I've recently acquired a Steelseries Sensei. Despite being a great mouse, I'm having some trouble finding settings that I can get used to... The mouse engine allows me to set a CPI from 0 to 5700. ...
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How to force high-dpi scaling?

How can i force an application to be high-dpi scaled? Pretend there is an application, who's developers manifested it as high-dpi aware, when it really isn't. How can i force dpi-scaling? Pretend ...
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Mouse DPI on startup

I'm on Windows 7 with a Gigabyte M6-6800 mouse. Its DPI settings are 800 and 1600, defaulting to 800. I find that using 800 is quite uncomfortable whether its in gaming or general use, even with mouse ...
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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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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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How to modify screen dpi in Linux Mint Cinammon?

Does anybody knows how to change that? I have a 1920*1080 monitor and everything looks so small for now.
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Log off to apply display changes

Why is it necessary to log off Windows 7 in order to apply certain display changes, in particular the 100% / 125% / 150% magnification options in the Display control panel? Is there a way to do ...
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What dpi should I be scanning my old photos in?

I scanning in my old paper photos from the 80s and 90s. What DPI level should I be scanning them in? I've tried 150dpi (default) and 300dpi and don't see any difference (other than the size of the ...
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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 ...
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Change Windows font size when laptop is docked

I just upgraded from a tower to a laptop at work. Hooray for working from home. Windows 7's default font size (125%) looks good on my 140dpi laptop display (15.4" 1920x1080), but it looks rather ...
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How to Increase the quality of the Images on Illustrator

I work with Adobe Illustrator creative suite 3. I want to know how can one really Increase the quality of the Image's / graphics? because the thing Is,whenever I view the Image or the graphic In ...
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High DPI mouse/low sensitivity = slowwww trackpad

How does one fix this issue on a Windows 7 machine? I have three mice inputs actually. The new mouse with the high dpi, the touchpad, and the Thinkpad trackpoint. If I bring up the dpi on the (ext) ...
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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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DPI nightmare - Cannot find a good setting

I'm having a really bad problem with the DPI settings on my Acer s7-392 laptop. The resolution of the display is 2560x1440 but at 100% DPI the text is too small to read. I can fix this by increasing ...
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How to Show the Same Number of Rows of tiles on Both Monitors (in Windows 8.1 Start Menu)?

I have a monitor connected to my laptop so I have two displays. Both monitors are 1080p in resolution. My laptop screen is 15.6'' while my external monitor is 24''. I mainly use the bigger monitor and ...
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How do I stop windows from upscaling my UI?

I have three 1080p ASUS monitors hooked up to my machine. I also have my Samsung HDTV (1080p) hooked up to my PC as well. The middle monitor is set to duplicate to the TV for playing games. The ...
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Why does Windows DPI scaling make screen elements look different?

One of the things that aggravate me about Windows DPI scaling is that it doesn't truly stretch out the whole desktop 1:1. Below are visual examples of what I mean. The top image is Windows at ...
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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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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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Change DPI in Windows 8(.1) below 100%

I want to make all of the UI smaller than possible, because I am running 3 27" Monitors with 1080p resolution and am hoping to get a little more screen real estate out of it. So I have played around a ...
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What is the downside to Windows XP style DPI scaling in Windows 7

I recently just moved to Windows 7 and I noticed that many of my older third-party apps didn't look so good at the high DPI I had set (150dpi versus the typical 96dpi). After searching the web for ...
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Can a digital photo store both DPI and PPI values?

I was recently reading a wikipedia article on what is the difference between the DPI (dots per inch) and PPI (pixels per inch). I've came up to the point that the DPI value is relevant for the printer ...