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HighDPI screens on Gnome & Linux: Force scaling on a per application basis?

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome on a Dell XPS 13 9343 (Early 2015) with a 3200 x 1800 pixel (QHD+) display. I switched from the vanilla Ubuntu unity back in 15.04, as gnome seemed to do a much better job of ...
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Giant system dialog font on Windows 10

A couple of examples which should be self-explanatory - Notepad++ Visual Studio The setup is an XPS13 (3200 x 1800) but the screenshots are from external monitors (2 x Dell U2414H 1920 x ...
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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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Java application showing unusably small on hi DPI screen [duplicate]

I have a 4k screen notebook, a Lenovo Yoga 900 to be precise. We have a Java application that doesn't scale itself to high resolution and seems very very small to on screen. I changed the ...
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Force an application to run in a lower resolution to native Windows 10

I'm trying to use Solid Edge ST8 on a 4k laptop. In 4K the application becomes almost unusable. Screen shot of Solid Edge ST8 running at 4k: When I go into the Windows settings and change the ...
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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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Downgrading From High DPI Resolution

I started using ultrabook Asus Zenbook with QHD (3200x1800) screen. After week I realized that nowadays are still more problems than benefits with High-DPI screen on Windows. Some application ignores ...
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Chromebook: How do you increase the size of the Chrome webbrowser GUI?

I have a Chromebook with a small screen size and relatively high pixel count (aka resolution)[1]. Some of the text that normally would be easily readable on my large 27 inch screen is literally... ...
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Windows 10 dual monitor - lower res monitor is blurry

I have two monitors on my desktop computer running Windows 10. 1- Dell 2560 x 1440 2- HP 1920 x 1200 In "Customize your display", if I set both monitors at 100%, everything is sharp. If I set both ...
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High DPI screen & Windows: how to make programs behave as on low-res screens?

I am using Windows 10 on a high resolution laptop screen. Some programs supports the high-res screen and look sharp. Some don't and look blurry, but still appear at the correct size. I'm happy with ...
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Windows Photoviewer slideshow displays zoomed and off-center

"Play Slideshow (F11)" in Windows Photoviewer only shows the top-left 1/8th of the photos. The normal (non slideshow) view and all views in other apps ("Windows Photos", Irfanvew, Adobe Bridge) are ...
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No “Extra Large icons” on High DPI laptop (Win)

I have a high DPI laptop (3200x1800, 13" screen. Hardware is Lenovo Yoga2Pro), which I hate for these reasons. My specific question is about the size of thumbnail icons in native Windows (10). The ...
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Windows 10: Run certain applications at a different scaling level

I bought a 24" 4k/UltraHD monitor a while ago and used it with Windows 8.1 at 200% scaling. With most modern applications I use, the scaling worked fine and the crisp text was a blessing for my eyes. ...
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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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How do I run Java apps upscaled on a high-DPI display?

I'm trying to run a Java app (JAR file) on a high-DPI display on Windows 10. The app uses Swing and thus isn't DPI-aware. Normally when I run an application that isn't DPI-aware, Windows will scale it ...
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Capabilities of new & upcoming Wireless based Display protocols & mechanisms?

The up & coming High Resolution/ HiDPI QHD, UHD, 4K Displays are currently being supported by newer & more capable revisions of Display Port, HDMI and possibly some merging/ overlaps with ...
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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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How do I prevent a child process from inheriting compatibility setting? (Display scaling)

When I enable the “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings” setting on the compatibility tab for a program. It looks like any programs spawned from that program also inherits this setting. Is ...
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How to disable DPI scaling for certain built-in system applications?

On windows 10, most built-in programs work well with high DPI, but some don't (the Hyper-V Manager for example). For third party apps, I can change their compatibility settings. How can I do this ...
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Enforce blurry scaling on high dpi

I have a 4K 15 inch screen set with scaling on 200% with the new Windows 10 display settings (not via the old Control Panel). Of course there are some old (and also recent unfortunately) applications ...
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Very bad fonts in Evernote

Font renedering is very bad and almost unusable in Evernote in Windows 10 PC. I have a FHD screen and have gdipp installed (disabling that makes no difference). Screenshots:
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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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LICEcap doesn't respect High DPI settings on Windows 8 and 10

I attempted to make an animated gif screenshot of the image of my answer here using LICEcap, on windows 8.1. This is as a test and I selected the whole gif, and a small border around it. I have a 4K ...
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Does Arch Linux support a high DPI laptop display?

I'm currently looking for a laptop to use with Arch Linux and XFCE, and have a question about Arch's support for, or compatibility with, high-DPI (retina-style) displays. Does Arch support this type ...
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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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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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Web pages narrow on 1080p screen

I have recently bought a laptop with a 1080p screen. Although i have no issues with the text and image size, the web pages with text are very narrow and have quite a lot empty spaces at the sides. Is ...
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Windows 8.1 DPI per monitor: In which situations does it interpolate?

I'm curious about the new "DPI per monitor" feature of Windows 8.1. My question concerns legacy applications that do support a global DPI setting, but are not yet "per monitor DPI aware". These ...
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How to set the Metro app font size to “larger” when not offered?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, which has a very high resolution display (3200x1800). In desktop mode, this is quite nice, since it gives me really sharp fonts (with the appropriate DPI setting). However, ...
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Windows 8.1 VM: full resolution on iMac Retina 5K (5120 x 2880) and VMware Fusion 7

I am able to run a Windows 7 VM at full native resolution on a iMac with a Retina 5K display (HiDPI / Retina, at 5120 x 2880) using VMware Fusion 7. Windows 8.1, though, does not list any resolution ...
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Windows 8.1 highdpi - fuzzy fonts on secondary FullHD screen in highdpi optimized apps

I just started using a laptop with a 3k (2880 x 1620) 15" display (MSI GS60 2QE). I've hooked up my FullHD 22" display as a secondary screen and would like to use that side-by-side with the laptop. ...
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Remote Desktop DPI nightmare in Windows 8.1/2012 R2 - how can I fix it?

Several of my users have 1 Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1 with all updates) and 2 ViewSonic monitorsand they connect to our servers using Remote Desktop 2012 R2. All screens are fine on client, but when ...
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Windows Scaling Algorithm

When Windows scales a window the result is foggy (shown here: Windows 8.1 on high-DPI laptop display and normal-DPI external display ). What algorithm does Windows use to do window scaling? Is there ...
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How can I change the Normalised DPI value for a display in Windows 8.1?

Looking at Windows 8.1 DPI Scaling Enhancements it is clear that Windows 8.1 is going in the right direction for giving Windows decent Hi DPI support, but the description of how it uses a "normalized ...
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How do I make Windows scale the taskbar correctly after I switch to monitors with different DPIs?

I have a laptop that has a native 3200x1800 15" high-DPI display, and a docking station connected to two 1920x1200 23" monitors. If I sign in while the external monitors are disconnected, the task ...
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Remote Desktop into Windows 8.1 PC with high DPI scaling

I recently attached two high DPI displays to my Windows 8.1 desktop PC. As a result I put the scaling (found at Screen Resolution > Make text ... larger or smaller) to 200%. This has been an ...
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Down-scaling high-density image for standard density external display

I am hitting the common problem with Windows 7, where a laptop has a high-density internal display, but has a standard-density external display attached. Once the (global) DPI setting in Windows is ...
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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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How to let the Hyper-V / Virtual Machine Connection window use native resolution instead of incorrect high-DPI scaling?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Hyper-V virtual machine hosted on Windows 8.1. It all runs on a Surface 3, so the high DPI scaling is enabled on Windows. I also have a plain old full HD secondary ...
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Google Chrome browser everything looking tiny DPI issue?

Everything looks fine in Firefox and IE. But in Chrome everything looks very tiny, seems DPI has changed to 160. Please help me fix the font, overall look of Chrome to make bigger. Im using 1920x1080 ...
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high dpi chrome 36 on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have this weird issue with chrome. When I launch it in desktop mode, everything is blurry. However when I go to its settings and relaunch in windows 8 mode, everything is super clear and crisp. I ...
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How do I scale default app size smaller than “Default” in Windows 8.1?

I'm on a 1920x1080 pixel, 15.1" laptop running Windows 8.1. Some of my apps (Eclipse, SourceTree, pgAdmin, Chrome) render larger than I would like, fitting far less content than on Windows 7. I can ...
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Can I turn off high-DPI scaling for all applications? [duplicate]

I'm on a Windows 8.1 laptop (Thinkpad T440s). For some programs to not appear blurred/scaled, I have to access the .exe properties, go to Compatibility and "Disable display scaling on high DPI ...
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Synergy broken on Windows 8.1 + HDPI

When I run synergy and move the cursor to a client, the cursor goes invisible and sticks to the bottom right corner of the screen (triggering windows peek). This renders all computers useless until ...
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RDP for High DPI Monitors?

A client is having some problems with their laptop. They use RDP to remote into their work PC, but the laptop they are using is a small 13" Sony Vaio laptop, but with 1920x1080 resolution. Everything ...
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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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App to switch between video profiles in a high-DPI laptop

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 2 Pro, which sports a high-DPI 13" 3200x1800 screen. Since using that with normal Windows app would be impossible, it ships with "DPI scaling" in Windows set to 200%. ...
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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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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 ...