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Dots per inch, a common unit of quality in a picture.

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Rearrange displays according to dpi instead of according to resolution - Windows 10

I use two monitors which have the same physical size but different resolutions: my laptop screen is 4K (3840 x 2160), 15.6" an external portable display, which is FHD (1920 x 1080), 15.6" ...
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Force “Scaling performed by Application” for all apps

Windows automatically scales DPI-unaware apps making them blurry. I am able to override this per-program in the program compatibility properties (resulting in the program being smaller, but not blurry)...
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X Logical Font Description and HiDPI

The problem: X-server serves fonts at a fixed resolution of 100dpi, rather than the current window system resolution (xdpyinfo | grep -F resolution). A bit of theory. There are legacy server-side ...
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Screen resolution and DPI

I'm a little confused as to how screen resolution and DPI work. It seems to me that for a given display, once you set the screen resolution the dpi should also be fixed. However, xrandr allows you to ...
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Do 15.6 inch laptop screens need higher resolution

I know the more resolution the better. But I have a limited budget. Will 1366x768 resolution on a 15.6 inch screen look granny, and gray and washed out and give headaches? I purchase a hp 15 dy 100 ...
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Is it possible to get all possible properties/parameters/etc attached to the client’s RDP session on server side?

To understand the question below here is the situation: I have a DPI related issue. Two notebooks of different make/model connecting to the same Windows Server 2012R2 and executing same software with ...
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GIMP: Setting default DPI when creating an image from clipboard

Is there a way to change the default DPI when creating an image from clipboard? On my old version of GIMP, it used to be 300 DPI, which I quite liked. After updating GIMP, it creates images from the ...
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Does Windows know physical size of external monitor?

I have a new business-class laptop and Windows 10, with an external monitor connected via HDMI. Both monitors (i.e. the laptop's and the external monitor) are 1920x1080 but the external monitor is ...
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How do I toggle override high dpi scaling behavior for **all** apps at once on?

I want to have 125% as my screen scale (because if I had it as 100%, it would all be hard to see and read, it will be very zoomed out, that's why 125% is set as recommended for my laptop) while having ...
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Why win 10 display scaling is disabled

I have win 10 Dell 7480 machine. Integrated graphic card Intel HD Graphics 620. The screen is pretty old CHIMEI-24EH HDMI, and is co connected with HDMI cable. I am trying to adjust DPI scaling, but ...
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Why does Remote Desktop struggle with DPI settings so much?

I run a QHD (2k) display with a DPI of 125%. It works with RDP sessions but it is so clunky when you connect - it can take a good 30s for each window to be adjusted, you can see it happening one by ...
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Outlook to use high-dpi rendering, even over remote desktop, even after logging out and in

I use Windows 10 with some high-dpi screens and a 200% font scaling. Microsoft Outlook 2016 just about works when run locally; it shows nicely rendered text at the correct size. (It often starts up ...
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How to enlarge Gimp UI font and icon size for HDPI screen?

I'm using Gimp for Mac on a 4k screen and the interface text and icons look tiny. How can I make it bigger?
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Is it possible to scale the UI and text of Chrome browser without scaling the images and videos?

My Windows DPI scaling is set to 125% and Chrome obeys this rule. No issues whatsoever in that regard. On Windows 7, the photo viewer app does exactly what I'm looking for - It scales its interphase (...
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What do I need to do to make applications aware of high DPI when using startx or nodm?

I'm trying to set up a bare-bones desktop environment, using TWM along with the nodm display manager. I installed Ubuntu from the minimal ISO without a desktop environment, then manually installed ...
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How to change a picture's PPI without changing the print size in GIMP

E.g. I have a picture with print size 10x20 cm and resolution 300 PPI. How can I change PPI to 200 and keep the print size 10x20 cm? Size in pixels should also change of course. GIMP always does vice ...
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Registry under HKEY LOCAL_MACHINE is not working

I needed to override DPI setting value in the windows machine of my Java swing application. For that, I needed to create registry key following path. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\...
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Applied Dpi in Registry

While searching the Windows registry for a setting mentioned in a previous question, I found a whole bunch of settings that were of interest to me in the following registry key: Computer\...
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Playing around in the registry windows 10

In trying to set up multiple displays, I have found a setting in Windows 10 registry that is in the following location; Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics\Applied DPI ...
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Why do apps blur out when not focused on windows?

I am having scaling issues in windows 10. The applications blur out frequently. This is not happening in all of the apps though, examples for problematic apps: Skype, Slack, Visual Studio Code. My ...
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5-monitor setup with different size but same resolution

I have a 5-monitor setup with a large screen in the middle and 4x monitors that are ¼ of the main monitor size. The resolution is the same. Is there a way to have the small monitors behave like they ...
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If my printer can print at 1200 x 4800 dpi, what resolution do I save my tiff at for max printed resolution?

I have a color laser printer with max resolution specified to be 1200 x 4800 dpi, which is vertical by horizontal resolution based on this answer. I want to print an image at the highest possible ...
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How to change the DPI value for screenshots?

If I take screenshots under Win7 (e.g. size 600x600 pixels) and paste it into various applications they will appear with a size of ca. 15.8x15.8 cm. Because, apparently, the Windows system or the ...
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Is it possible to change display scaling via command line?

I've got a laptop with a 2560 x 1440 display, connected to 2 external 1080p monitors. The scaling is fine normally, with the native monitor at 125% and the 1080p monitors at 100%, but when I undock ...
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Windows 10 1709: Set custom scaling for each monitor

I would like to achieve the following scaling scenario: Intern Monitor - 175% When connected to: Extern Monitor 1 - 100% Extern Monitor 2 - 110% By using the settings app, you only can set Extern ...
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What is the difference between mouse Acceleration, Pointer speed and DPI and how to adjust them for gaming? [closed]

What is the difference between mouse Acceleration, Pointer speed and DPI? How to adjust them to get best gaming experience?
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Blurry text after DPI change

My laptop has 1920x1080 resolution and a size of 15,5. The external monitor I use has the same resolution, but it is 24". If I move a window to the external monitor, the text becomes huge, and vice ...
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Reduce the font size windows 10 [duplicate]

I have been trying to reduce the font size of my PC. However in Display Settings there is option to increase the font size to 125% but no option to reduce it to 75%. Here is the screenshot. Also is ...
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Can margins in PDF be modified without losing original quality?

AFAIK, the only way to modify margins is to print it with a larger page size and then crop the new file. But the DPI is significantly decreased while the file size is significantly increased, not to ...
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Can monitors send the DPI info?

Is there any monitor that can send the DPI info to the computer using Display Data Channel or similar?
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Reduce resolution,size,dpi,number of pixels in PDF images

I scanned a text at 600dpi and it turned out to be much more than I needed to make a PDF out of it. I've already OCR'ed the text and I want to retain the OCR in the PDF. I want to decrease the number ...
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How to change screen's DPI scaling automatically when switching to multi-monitor setup?

I have a 14" 1920×1080 laptop and a 24" 1920×1200 screen. The pixel density difference is huge. When I'm using the large screen as a main one and laptop as an additional screen, I'd like ...
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Is it possible to change the Windows 7 display scaling without logging out?

In Windows 7 and 10 (possibly in earlier versions as well), you can change how the DPI scaling for your desktop, essentially "magnifying" items on the screen. In Windows 7, this option can be found ...
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After Windows 10 Creators Update, Chrome toolbar is either too small or too big

When I run Chrome with the following arguments I get Chrome toolbar/menus too small: /high-dpi-support=1 /force-device-scale-factor=1 Without such arguments, toolbar is too big and icons on ...
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Configure different DPI per monitor in Windows 10

I just upgraded to a dual display setup: a 4K and a 720p display. Both have vastly different DPIs. It seems that Windows 10 is interpreting both as having the same DPI, making the scaling not work ...
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Hot do I fix Windows 10 Creators Update desktop icon positioning

I have found that after installing the Windows 10 Creators update on 2 machines so far, the desktop icon spacing is such that there is a massive gap between icons at the bottom of the desktop and the ...
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How to take screenshot at “100% size” on a high-DPI with scaling enabled?

Seemingly simple thing but I can't figure it out. I'm on Windows 10 with a high-DPI monitor for which I have 125% scaling enabled. The screenshots look good (crisp, correct size) in local apps like ...
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Can I fix the inconsistent scaling of UI controls in Windows 7?

Brief History: I HAD a Dell Latitude with native 1920x1200 resolution. I have two nice Dell 24" LCDs, also with a native 1920x1200 resolution. I used my laptop docked and everything was wonderful. ...
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Xterm configuration: colors work, font size not?

echo $TERM replies xterm-256color and my .Xresources file looks like this: *dpi: 165 Xft.antialias: true Xft.hinting: true Xft.rgba: rgb Xft....
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Zoom HyperV screen

I was using HyperV for some time and everything was fine until my 1080p display just broke. I bought a new one which is 4k and encountered a problem: on my host system I set 175% zoom, but on HyperV ...
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Website bigger in Chrome than Internet Explorer

I am viewing this page in Chrome version 55.0.2883.87 m and IE version 11.0. http://isometricland.net/keyboard/chart-doom-doom-ii-hell-on-earth.php?gam=4&sty=15&lay=1 The page uses a lot of ...
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Is changing DPI of LED harmful?

I just bought a 23" widescreen LED monitor for my Windows PC, I always use CRT monitors, it is the first time for me to work on a LED monitor. I am a low vision, so I always increase DPI. Is ...
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Changing the DPI in a JPEG without re-encoding? with ImageMagick or something else

Sometimes I have image files which I want to contain a certain DPI setting. Note that I mean just the DPI value, i.e. just the value in the image's metadata. I don't want to resize the actual image. ...
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How to adjust UI scaling for Chrome?

For some reason when I opened chrome this morning I noticed that the entire UI has been scaled up slightly. Everything (buttons, text, webpages, etc.) is about ~10% larger than it used to be. This ...
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How do i change values in windows 8 registry editor without it returning to the default?

I tried to reduce my windows 8 display scaling with the registry editor, but when i restart or sign out, it returns to the original value.this image should explain better
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Windows 10 icon scaling on taskbar

I am using 125% DPI scaling. Windows scales icons on the taskbar differently when they are pinned to it, and, in some cases just by being on another monitor. By difference I mean grainy. Unpinned ...
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Print size of image without DPI

If I have image which is e.g. 240 x 320 (width x height) pixels and has 300 DPI then the print size will be: 0.80 x 1.07 inches (see image with goat). Those numbers are computed as width/DPI and ...
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Laptop screen blurry to eye but not in screenshot

I've had my laptop for about a year now. About an hour ago, all the UI went blurry. It seems to only affect certain things, This webpage appears fine, and images, like the one below of a program on ...
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Does reducing DPI scaling increase CPU usage?

I'm running a Surface Book, i5 with no dedicated GPU. I've just dropped the scaling further to 125%, by default it comes at 200%. I've had a performance drop but it also coincided with Windows 10 ...
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Move mouse proportionaly between different resolution (and DPI) displays

I have three displays, a 4K display flanked by two 1080p displays. Physically, these monitors are roughly the same size. Furthermore, Windows 10 handles the DPI scaling of the 4K monitor separately ...