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

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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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Change DPI on OSX

How do I change DPI setting on OSX so that everything looks larger? Lowering the resolution makes everything look crappy so it's not an option. Related question: DPI setting on OSX
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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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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 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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How to setup custom DPI below 100% on Windows 7?

In another words, how to make fonts get smaller than the default on native LCD resolution?
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Windows 7 Incorrect Scaling

I ran into a problem the second after installing Windows 7 a few months ago, but it only affected a few applications at the time, so I ignored it. Now an increasing number of applications behave the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Which browsers support Window's Low Integrity level?

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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What does Dots Per Inch (DPI) Really Mean?

I'm quite confused by the nomenclature; what does DPI really mean? The way I interpret it, it says how many pixels there are per inch of the display. Now naturally, you can't change this (not on ...
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why is 1 inch in computer screen shorter than 1 inch in real?

My LCD Monitor is 22 inch ViewSonic, windows resolution screen is default 96 DPI. I realize that 1 inch in computer does not fit to 1 inch in real. My LCD Screen Resolution is 1680 x 1050, so the ...
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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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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 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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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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Windows 7 DPI is behaving crazily [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is my text size so small after changing my screen magnification to 125% and back? I'm experimenting with DPI settings. When I set it to 150% it is fine. Everything ...
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How to make Firefox 22 to do not scale?

After auto update to Mozilla Firefox version 22, icons are blured and fonts are scaled (so it looks big). It seems that it starts using the system DPI. How to revert this feature to keep Firefox ...
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Vista DPI Scaling: Cannot disable DPI Scaling for Wireshark

I'm trying to disable dpi scaling for Wireshark, except Windows won't let me: Yet i pick any other random executable in the folder, uninstall.exe for instance, i can do it fine: What gives? i ...
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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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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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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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Will changing the DPI affect video quality in any way - even theoretically?

I have a Dell ST2220 display. It is a 21.5" display with a native resolution of 1920x1080. At native resolution, the text and other visual elements are small due to it being just 21.5" across ...
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Mac OS X 10.8.2, retina display: change DPI

I have a MacBook Pro, 15", Retina display. It's great, really fantastic, but some older apps aren't "retina-aware" or "hidpi-aware". However, since the res is massive, I'd like to be able to take ...
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DPI setting on OSX

When I open my Excel spreadsheets or Word docs on my MacBook Pro 15" (in MS Office 2008), I always need to zoom in to 125-150%. Since the zoom settings are saved with the document, I'd rather not ...
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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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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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Mouse polling rate or frequency rate. Which should I choose?

I am setting up my Razer Naga and in the settings is the polling rate. I can choose 125, 500 or 1000. I use the machine for business work and for some gaming. Battlefield 3. The default polling ...
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Different DPI on MacBook Pro and external monitors - what options are there?

I have an external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro, the two screens have different DPIs. Ideally I would like them to be the same, but as this is not the case, the best option I can see is ...
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Windows 7 Inconsistent DPI/Scaling [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 Incorrect Scaling I've got a Windows 7 box displaying some rather odd behavior related to DPI scaling. This was a laptop provided to me pre-configured to use ...
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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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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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In Ubuntu, how do I figure out my DPI?

What is the simplest way to check my DPI in Ubuntu 9.10?
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What is the recommend DPI for high definition screen 19" 1920x1080

I bought an nice laptop with a HD 1920x1080 screen. The problem is text is almost unreadable, it is tiny. So I scaled the DPI (dots per inch) up to make the text readable. What is the recommend ...
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How can I find out what DPI that my laptop supports?

I have a new HP dv7t laptop. Can I find out what DPI this laptop supports so that I can set my Ubuntu settings? I think I got the resolution working right after I installed the proprietary driver for ...
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What resolution should I choose by default for a created image that might go to print?

I've been creating images for a long time in Photoshop, but it just suddenly dawned on me that I might need to actually print some of my creations and that 72DPI probably wouldn't cut it. What is a ...
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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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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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Finding Image resolution in PDF file?

I have a problem of having some users creating very large PDFs. On the other hands I have PDF sent from our fax machines that are really small in size and totally printable. My question is Is there ...
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Increase mouse pointer speed

I have a Microsoft Basic Optical mouse on a Windows Vista 32-bit machine, with IntelliPoint 8.0 installed. In the Mouse properties in Control Panel, I have my pointer speed set to the maximum setting ...
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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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Can the GUI be scaled down in Windows 7?

In Windows 7 there is the ability to scale the GUI size up by going to Control Panel -> Personalize -> Set custom text size. However, there is no obvious way to set the zoom to anything below 100%. ...
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How to change the default system dpi?

I have a 15.4" work laptop with 1680x1050 native resolution that came with Vista. After re-installing it with 7 a few days ago I noticed that the DPI setting in Control Panel -> Appearance and ...
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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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default dpi resolutions with Xsane

when I scan a document with Xsane, I wonder why there are only these resolutions: 75,150,300,600,1200,2400,4800. Why is there no resolution 100dpi? 75 is a little bit to small but 150 is already to ...
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How get rulers with ticks every 85 pixels (1 cm @ 216 DPI) in Illustrator?

I have a file with 800x480 pixels that will be displayed on a 216 DPI display. I would like to have Illustrator display rulers that respect this, i.e. with ticks every ~85 pixels (1 cm). Ideally, the ...
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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 ...