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GDI (Graphics Device Interface) is a Microsoft Windows application programming interface and core operating system component responsible for representing graphical objects and transmitting them to output devices such as monitors and printers.

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Echo GDI Object Count to Command Line or File

I'm ultimately looking for a way to set up an automated alert that will warn me if a process's GDI Object count is approaching the default 10,000 limit. I have a known issue with some software our ...
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Permanently delete DirectWrite from Microsoft Windows

I absolutely hate DirectWrite. Gamma correction is the most important aspect of font rendering. And GDI passes it perfectly. DirectWrite fails gamma more often than not. That's why reading text in ...
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Modifying font rendering in Firefox 69 for better looking

After update to latest Firefox 69 there is one problem with bold fonts rendering. Below is the screenshot of old browser (left, good) and new version. The problem is in bold fonts - the blue color is ...
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GDI+ in Windows NT 4.0 SP6

I create a Script using Autoit that needs GDI+ to work. How can I install GDI+ in Windows NT 4.0 SP6?
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How to change Visual Studio 2013 Solution Explorer font rendering mechanism?

I am using VS 2013, and I am also using MacType which allows the Windows font rendering to be similar to Mac. In Visual Studio, I can see the Performance Explorer panel font is rendered as I wished. ...
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Canon LBP-810 in modern os

I have an old but working printer (Canon LBP-810 LPT+USB). Is there a way to use it in windows 8.1? I can connect it to my laptop and install any Linux distribution, but I want to print to it from my ...
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How to connect a USB GDI printer to Linux over a D-Link print server?

Is there an equivalent of the D-Link PS-Link utility for Linux that could mirror a USB port of a GDI/MFP printer over the network for a Linux host? And can the solution be used with D-Link DPR-1020? ...
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How is the state of font-rendering in Chrome under Windows? [closed]

I'm using Chrome on Windows 7. For a long long time, it was plagued by broken rendering of anti-aliased fonts. There were some fonts what looked OK, but some looked terrible. You could recognise a ...
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Is there a program that can display the bitmap corresponding to a specified GDI handle?

I'm trying to use GDIView to trace a GDI object leak in my code, but although it gives the dimensions of bitmap objects, it would be useful to see the actual image itself. How can I display the ...
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Double pixel size of a window?

Is there a way to double the pixel size of a window, and only that window, that draws to the screen using GDI?
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Anything (apart from GDI++) to improve font rendering on Windows?

As GDI++ development has stopped... do any of you guys know a better GDI32 replacement for Windows? Should work on 32-bit Windows XP.
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Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, built-in font smoothing

I've just installed Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 onto my Windows XP to evaluate it and check whether it meets my preferences the way it did before. Okay, I've temporary defeated an urgent bug with a ...
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Why might an application fail to start on Windows 7 x64 with faulting module GDI32.dll?

I'm attempting to run NSIS.exe on Windows 7 x64, but it's crashing on start, and leaving this in the event log: Faulting application name: NSIS.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x4b1ae3a1 Faulting ...
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Can I do anything to mitigate GDI resource leakage in Windows?

There's a problem on all Windows systems that there's a limitation on graphical primitives that can be used system-wide. Which leads to the following: once I've started several (actually something ...
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a 32-bit GDI printer driver on Win 7 x64

Is there any way to get a 32-bit GDI printer driver to run on Windows 7 x64 ... or any 64-bit Windows OS? The printer in question is a Canon LBP 5200. Here is the driver download page. Nope, ...
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