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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Virtualbox guests are upsampled & blurry due to DPI scaling from Windows Host, and disabling it has no affect

I have 4k laptop, so DPI scaling is what Windows uses for apps that don't automatically scale. Rightclicking VirtualBox > Properties > Compatibility > Disable DPI Scaling should do the trick. ...
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Fix too high DPI causing extremely large text and graphics in desktop mode (but not in Modern UI) on a Windows 8.1 tablet

I have an HP stream 7. Resolution in metro looks perfect, but desktop mode is so low that I cannot change any settings. Please look at the screenshots. Any idea on how to fix it?
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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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What advantage does a 2400x600 dpi printer have over a 1200x1200 dpi printer?

I've seen laser printers with a resolutions of 1200x1200 dpi and, strangely, 2400x600 dpi. As the measure is dots per inch, not Kdots on a page or something (where a higher vertical resolution might ...
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List DPI of all images in folder

I'm running Linux Mint 17. I need a way to list the DPIs of every .png image inside a folder. I've tried the commands: file *.png identify *png exiv2 *.png but none print out explicitly the DPI ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...