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High DPI VMWare

My display is 4k. When I run VMWare, my linux guests look like postage stamps. Sadly, none of them support HDPI scaling (Running LXDE/XFCE mainly). I'm also interested in "Unity Mode", but ...
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Installing Debian (or other flavors) on WQHD display laptops?

I am thinking to get a laptop with one of those highres screens (WQHD ). Will I have any issues with screen resolution if I install Debian or alikes? I will install Jessie on it. I do not want to ...
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Using multiple screens with very different DPI simultaneously in Windows 8.1?

I'm running Windows 8.1 inside VMWare Fusion 6. I have two screens: Macbook Pro Retina aka MBPr (15", 220 ppi) External HDMI monitor (24", 96 ppi) VMWare Fusion IS indeed allowing me to use the ...
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Crunchy icon rescaling on non-standard dpi display

I've got a laptop with FullHD resolution on a 15" screen so I've set the display DPI to 125% Now system fonts are looking better but some of the icons, those that doesn't have the exact resolution ...
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Using a high-DPI laptop with a normal-DPI external monitor - how can I extend the taskbar?

Through work I've been given a shiny new high-DPI Dell XPS15. I'm also using a normal-DPI external monitor which I've been told will not be getting upgraded to high-DPI. I'm unable to extend my ...
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Can I set a display's DPI in Windows 8.1?

I want to tell Windows what the DPI is of one of my displays. I have a Windows 8.1 laptop (an Asus Zenbook Infinity) which has a 2560x1440 display; which needs high DPI support in order to be usable. ...
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Are there any tools to scale/magnify a given window or application?

I recently purchased a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, which sports a high-dpi 13" screen with a resolution of 3200x1800, running under Win8.1. The issue I sometimes face is that some applications will not scale ...
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Force DPI scaling for a ClickOnce application

I have a problem with a ClickOnce application, it does not scale fonts at all when I change the DPI setting in Windows. The fonts stay at the 100% size, while all other applications respect the ...
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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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Prevent the taskbar appearing on top of full-screen applications without disabling scaling on high DPI settings on Windows 8

My new laptop has a 13.3" monitor. Stupidly, its only supported widescreen resolution is 1920x1080, which by default makes everything really difficult to read. This has ultimately forced me to ...
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Forcing XP Style DPI Scaling through a vb 2010 app?

i have an app in vb.net 2010. on a windows 7 machine, the UI appears ok for up to 120 dpi (125%) since windows 7 by default enables "xp style dpi scaling" for dpi values equal or less than 120. for ...
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Why don't all applications look alright on the Retina display?

According to my understanding if pixels per inch are increased on the screen, the content should only look better. Now when I use my Mac I see a lot of programs which have blurry text when viewed on ...
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How can I run a single Windows application in High DPI mode? [duplicate]

Windows has a "high DPI" feature which lets users effectively use high DPI displays, in since Windows XP. However, many applications implemented display scaling incorrectly. In Windows Vista, they ...
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Cannot disable DPI scaling for Visual Studio 2012

I would like high DPI enabled for most of the applications that I use on my 14" 1920x1080 laptop, except for a few like Visual Studio that benefits from the extra space. However, setting "disable high ...
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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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Disable display scaling on high DPI makes text too big

I have manually checked the option "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" for most applications that used to look blurry. This has helped in most cases but in others it has messed up with the ...
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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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High DPI messes up text and icons; did not happen before reformat

I have two 2560x1440 monitors running off an ATI Radeon 6970 on Windows 7. Before reformatting, I had adjusted the DPI to 120 via Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > "Medium - ...
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Windows 7 cannot turn off DPI/PPI scaling for an application

I have Windows 7 with DPI scaling set to 120 DPI. It makes some problems with older applications like clipped text, blurred graphics or too big text. I'd like to disable DPI scaling for these ...
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Switching Windows XP to 120 DPI slows down Acrobat Reader 9

Is it possible that switching Windows XP to 120 DPI would have negative impact on computer performance? Namely, I see Acrobat Reader starting much slower. Could maybe the font cache run out of memory ...
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Vista/7: Possible to DPI lie, but without the scaling?

In Windows Vista and Windows 7, it is possible to lie to applications about what the current horizontal and vertical DPI setting is. Background: The "normal" setting on Windows is 96dpi. Most ...
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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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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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How to make Google Chrome honor my Windows DPI setting?

Google Chrome doesn't seem to respect my DPI setting in Windows. I run at 150 DPI, but Chrome ignores that, meaning that images and text are teeeeeeny tiny. I hit: Ctrl + + Ctrl + + to zoom in. ...