On Windows 8.1 I use Internet Explorer 11 and I also got my notebook with 13" screen and LCD monitor with 24" screen.

When I move IE windows between screens, IE automatically changes the zoom "to preserve same font size" on screens with different DPI. This is unwanted, I don't want to have 100% on one screen and 125% on the other. Is there a way how to disable this, even using registry fix?

Note this is already reported on Microsoft Connect with no proper answer.

  • Do you know if this affects browser apps like SAP, which is somewhat notorious for only working at 100% zoom? – blaughw Sep 5 '15 at 0:42
  • still no solution? – brauliobo Feb 7 '17 at 12:54
  • Does this happen with other browsers too? – Aulis Ronkainen Dec 3 '18 at 14:29

This is what worked for me:

  • Open Internet Explorer on the Desktop.......
  • Tools → Internet Options → Advanced (tab on top) → Accessibility
  • CHECK the box "Reset zoom level for new windows and tabs"
  • Click APPLY
  • Click OK

I got the answer from:



Found this online and works on my IE11:

Set the following registry keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Zoom

ZoomDisabled [DWORD] = 1

ZoomFactor [DWORD] = 186a0 (this resets the zoom to 100%)

  • This doesn't seem to work (IE 11, Windows 8.1, high DPI screen). It just disables the manual zoom changes, the automatic zooming is still in effect. – Marnix van Valen Jun 30 '15 at 8:18

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