I'm using a DELL PRECISION M4400 workstation. I messed up the screen resolution of my Windows-10 installation by adjusting the set custom scaling level and the screen resolution one after the other.

I looked up online for ways to reset them (bring both of them to defaults) in vain. This question Monitor reset itself and now I can't set the resolution/settings back to how it was before seems to address a monitor issue and not ways of bringing the resolution / custom scaling back.

The impact is not just on Windows, but also on my VMs. For example, my Mac OSX looks like a small box even VMplayer is running full screen.

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Is there an easier way to reset these settings?

  • My current resolution is 1920 X 1200
  • Scaling is at 150%

If there is no other option - I should think of re-installing my Windows-10.

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    "by adjusting the set custom scaling level and the screen resolution one after." - Can't you just simply set it back to the default values? I am not entirely clear, on what you actually did, the sentence appears to be an incomplete statement. – Ramhound Sep 22 '16 at 16:32
  • @Ramhound.... "the other" got deleted by mistake. I have updated the question now. The problem with set custom scaling is it will work at the present resolution level. X% of current resolution. And when u change the resolution and again change custom scaling - it is a function of past scaling + present scaling (at new resolution)... It is complex – Prasanna Sep 22 '16 at 16:41
  • Close votes can make someone think harder of the problem... I re-visited the problem and now it is solved.... Thanks Community! – Prasanna Sep 22 '16 at 17:02
  • Be sure you submit an answer to your question so you help all those with the same problem. – Ramhound Sep 22 '16 at 17:05
  • The answer is simply stupid. I tried visiting all the resolutions until I got the one that best fitted me without any scaling (0%). To my surprise, this approach was not given in any of the online portals. But the sharpness of the text is gone now... I can live with that – Prasanna Sep 22 '16 at 17:08

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