Windows 10 has a feature which allows one to change the size of fonts. However it comes with a warning:

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Changing the font size without signing out does indeed cause many programs (including browsers) to improperly scale text:

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Is there some sort of a console command or setting which can allow me to avoid signing out when changing the font size? The reason is that I use my laptop both with monitors (where no scaling is needed) and without monitors (where I like 125% scaling), and constantly signing out is a bit impractical.

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  • @LPChip while this could solve my particular problem, it doesn't solve this particular question. May 20, 2016 at 10:32
  • Well, it actually is, because you ask if its possible to change the DPI settinngs without logging out, and that is simply not possible. Then again, its not necessary because you do not need to keep changing the DPI settings.
    – LPChip
    May 20, 2016 at 11:12
  • @LPChip The problem is, when applying different scaling to different monitors, Windows still draws the UI at the primary monitors scale, and then bitmap stretches/shrinks the Ui to the alternate scalings, which does not look good. See - superuser.com/a/849724
    – levi
    Jan 17, 2017 at 2:13

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This seems impossible in the current version of Windows. Use Dual monitors on Windows - How do I set a different DPI or text size on each monitor? to avoid the issue when switching between different monitors.

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    This answer would be more useful if you actually provided the steps to follow, rather than just linked to another question.
    – Nicholas
    Mar 18, 2017 at 11:42

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