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Override high DPI settings for Windows Media Player?

I am using Windows Media Player for playing music files, because there does not seem any decent free music player for Windows. VLC's interface sucks. Groove Music, which Microsoft is replacing WMP ...
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Windows 10 make text bigger problems with office apps

If I go on Windows 10 to Settings -> Display -> Make Text Bigger and drag the slider to increase text to 110% my office apps appear with fuzzy text. I'm not scaling though, but just making the ...
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How to change high DPI settings for programs in C:\Windows?

Windows 10, 64-bit. My personal laptop. I need to enable the system scaler for high DPI mode for C:\Windows\hh.exe (the HTML help viewer), because it's not scaled properly on my machine. However, for ...
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Mouse pointer flickering on external monitor with HiDPI Scaling on

A few days ago I switched from macOS to Linux Mint, and first everything was just fine. But today, I connected an external display to my MacBook Pro Early 2015 "13 and turned on HiDPI Scaling. ...
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Is there any way to account for higher DPI scaling in case of Windows internal utilities

Because of high resolution of my displays I have to turn to using higher DPI scaling (125% and 150%). Windows 10 is smart enough to take it into account when rendering most of the program windows, so ...
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Jagged font issue on Full HDTV Display on Windows 10

Those who jump in as soon as seen the title, I know this is an ongoing problem for years and I just wanted to check if there has been any development about this issue. It seems Microsoft won't fix it ...
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Starting a child process without inheriting high DPI compatibility settings

My situation is: I'm on Windows 10, system scaling set to 250%, display size 3840x2160. I have a program (Qt Creator) that can be configured to launch other external tools. External tools are ...
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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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Windows scales apps however it wants regardless its High DPI settings

As I have a 4K screen, Windows suggested to use 150% scaling which is just fine otherwise things are so small that it's barely readable. So far so good, but now I have the following hapenning randomly:...
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How can I adjust scaling of W10 to match as closely as possible to W7

On Win7 I use scaling of 125% and that was enough to cover all my needs. However, on Win10, I had to up it to 135% to even barely match the scale factor. But the issue is that since it works ...
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Dia on Ubuntu with high DPI screen

I use Dia version 0.97 in Ubuntu 20.04 on a high DPI screen notebook and the User Interface is very small. How to make the toolboxes look bigger, more readable?
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Scaling Spotify client on Linux

On my Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon I just installed Spotify like this: curl -sS https://download.spotify.com/debian/pubkey_0D811D58.gpg | sudo apt-key add - echo "deb http://repository.spotify.com ...
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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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Windows 10 Custom Scaling - Why is DPI value rounded?

I've a PC with a 4k 27" screen. The screen has a physical DPI value of 163.2 = sqrt(3840^2 + 2160^2)/27. But that's not the DPI value my question is about. I was wondering why my full screen ...
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RDP Connection with custom scaling (High DPI)

I've two computer both running Windows 10 (1909). PC 1 has a 4k 27" screen and I've set custom scaling to 160 %. When I open a RDP connection to PC 2 it has set the same scaling for the RDP ...
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Excel Power Query Editor icons and text too small or too large

I have a Dell XPS13 laptop whose recommended resolution is 3840x2160 and the recommended scaling is 300% These are the values I use and generally everything works fine. Sometimes when I try to use ...
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Disable automatic DPI scaling

I would like to disable the scaling that Windows automatically does to programs that don't support DPI scaling, which makes them blurry, without turning off scaling for programs that do support DPI ...
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Windows 10 display resolution is getting scaled

I'm trying to hook up my new Dell Inspiron 15 5000 to my QHD monitor and having problems with the display resolution. The Display settings dialog (Desktop->Display Settings) lists the maximum ...
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Windows setting “Fix scaling for apps” - what does it do?

In the Windows 10 settings (as of version 1809), there is a setting "Fix scaling for apps" (under Settings -> Display -> Advanced Scaling Settings), with a toggle switch that says: Let Windows try ...
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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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HIGHDPIAWARE for all apps in Windows 10?

I'm using Windows 10 and currently, I specifically set for each app, the HIGHDPIAWARE (high-DPI scaling) attribute in registry key which is found in : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\...
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Office 2019 Ribbon too chunky with DPI scaling

I've just bought a Dell XPS 15 and a pair of 4k monitors. I have all 3 screens set to 200% scaling, and when I run an Office app, the buttons on the ribbon have WAY too much margin/padding and cause ...
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How can I use the built-in VBA editor on a high resolution screen

As you can see in the below screenshot, intellisense often doesn't leave enough room for the full description on enum members (and in some other places). But I think Dim... seems fine I don't seem ...
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Disable display scaling on high DPI settings from a USB Stick Drive

My question is very similar to other requests for disabling high DPI settings but mine has a bit of a twist. I am using various USB stick drives to enact a script to 'reset' desktops to a certain ...
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Linux apps don't scale properly in Chrome OS with high resolution displays

Just got an Acer Spin 13, which has a 2K display. When I run Linux apps, the entire application is tiny: fonts, icons, etc. I understand that this is a result of the resolution scaling tricks Chrome ...
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RemoteApp doesn't apply correct scaling initially

I have a large app that we are delaying supporting dynamic DPI for. Currently, when we launch our app via RemoteApp (RDP to our Windows Server 2016 server) on a high DPI screen, the text and controls ...
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Caret width too small on 288 DPI

I use 288 DPI meaning 300 % zoom and have a caret width of only 1 pixel in all apps based on win32 and wpf, most apps are either win32 or wpf so it is a severe issue for me. I reported this to the ...
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Slightly moving pressed button on high dpi mouse causes initiate drug too early when in fact I want to execute click on 4k laptop

Related question with answer on close but slightly different topic: Slightly moving high dpi mouse prevents executing single and double clicks normally on 4k laptop Problem is only on new 4k 17'' ...
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Slightly moving high dpi mouse prevents executing single and double clicks normally on 4k laptop

Problem is only on new 4k 17'' laptop. I use Windows 10. I use: UtechSmart Venus Gaming Mouse RGB Wired, 16400 DPI High Precision Laser Programmable MMO Computer Gaming Mice ( https://www.amazon.com/...
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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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Is there a way to explicitly set a program's exact DPI scaling value?

I have a program that is fussy when it comes to DPI scaling, and the high DPI settings in the Compatibility Properties are not working for this particular program, no matter the combination of ...
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In Ubuntu 16.04, connecting through vino only shows the top leftmost screen (High DPI screen)

When I connect to my machine with VNC under vino, I only see the top-left side quarter of the screen. Is there a way to fix it so I can see the whole screen? Details My machine is ubuntu 16.04, my ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon HiDPI scaled with xrandr — laggy interface?

I am running Linux Mint Cinnamon 19. I have two 4K monitors running their native display. Everything is too small for me. Then I turn on HiDPI scaling in the Cinnamon settings under General. This ...
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What Windows do, when I enable “Let Windows try to fix apps they're not blurry”?

How windows try to fix it? Does it use other bitmap scaling or doing something else? Why it doesn't work for all dpi-unaware apps? For what apps it works?
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Fixing Firefox Quantum HiDPI scaling across multiple displays

I have a laptop with a 3840x2160 screen and a second monitor with a 1680x1050 resolution. The standard Firefox DPI is far too small on the builtin screen, but when I scale the layout.css....
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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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Run program inside a virtual monitor in order to limit its size?

I have a program than need to be runed in 1080p to work properly. My monitor is 4k and i'd like to use it this way. I have tried all windows options to prevent bug with high dpi monitor but none are ...
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KDE network applet icons too large

After a KDE update to 5.13, the icons in the KDE network manager applet are oversized. I have a HiDPI display with scaling set up, but this has never been a problem before. Is there any way to get ...
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MacOS High Sierra doesn't offer HiDPI scaling options

Windows and Linux DE environments usually have HiDPI scaling, which means keeping the resolution native (4k, 2k...) but scaling up the graphics. MacOS seems to have this feature as well in the ...
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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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High DPI display at quarter native resolution

I have a high-DPI display (13" 3200x1800) and figured that if I set it at 1600x900 (exactly 1/4 native - 1/2 width and 1/2 height) then each pixel outputted should be represented by a 2x2 block of ...
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Windows 10 monitor scaling blurry

Circumstances Windows 10 Version 1709 x64 One 4K (27") and one 2K (27") monitor Nvidia 1050 TI Feel free to ask for more information, if you need them. The Problem Everything works fine if I don't ...
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Windows RDP is extremely slow (high GPU load)

I have a problem with accessing my computer using RDP. The frame rate is very slow (about 1-2 fps) and GPU consumption on remote PC is extremely high for GTX 1080: Absolutely the same effect occurs ...
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Can I scale (stretch) a Remote Desktop session locally?

How can I view a 1080p RDP session in stretched fullscreen on a 2160p (UHD) display? I am using high-DPI screens with a UHD native resolution. I would like to have a full-screen remote desktop ...
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Apps still blurry after DPI change on Fall Creators Update

So I've updated my Surface Pro 4 to Fall Creators and the much touted fix for high DPI screen doesn't seem to be there. When I change screen from high dpi to low dpi or back, there is still a red ...
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Windows applications resized incorrectly when moving between monitors with different resolutions and scaling

I have a new laptop that has a 4K display. It's set at the recommended 250% zoom level. I also have 2 Full HD monitors plugged into it (1920x1080) each set at the recommended zoom level of 100%. ...
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How to make Windows 10 draw a window at 100% scaling, rather than 125%?

I have a small, high-resolution display that is set at 125%. However, one program I want to run consistently draws it's start screen at 1024x768, which is a tad too big for my screen. I want this ...