Solved or temporarily solved
Solved or temporarily solved
This guy posting this software "fix" is all over the forum. Are the mods aware of this? Has this been tested? We shouldn't have to have a 3rd party "fix" software to correct this.
So I tried to help the people here in this forum who were suffering from it, so I posted it to all the posts that asked for a fix, just to help them nothing more!
I fully agree with you on that we should not rely on a 3rd party utility to fix this.
Can you please explain to me why MS has not implemented this feature on Windows 10?
I, as an Insider, have reported this AT LEAST fifty (50) times!
Why is it so difficult for them to do it? This utility does it! It fixes it! How can they not??
However, if someone can actually test this utility, research it, and report what it actually does, we would all benefit!
The only thing I can do is scan it, and scan my entire system, with Antiviruses and Anti-malware etc programs.
Last edited by Joanne; 05 Aug 2015 at 16:58.
If you don't want to use a third party tool, just create a .cmd file with the content of
and put it in your startup folder. Voila! You have your own fix now. This is what I linked in the previous page as well.Code:REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v DpiScalingVer /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00001018 /f REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v Win8DpiScaling /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001 /f REG ADD "HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop" /v LogPixels /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000078 /f
The problem lies with DpiScalingVer and Win8DpiScaling keys in the respective section of registry. These keys used to change respecting what scale option you did choose in Windows 8.1 (Win8DpiScaling entry being "Let me choose one display scale for all stuff", it's not even present in Windows 10), but now only LogPixels entry is affected when a scaling option is selected.
So in fact we manually edit those keys to have what we had in the past. There are no negative side effects or anything, and it's gonna probably be fixed in the future.
Hey, thank you for this, I will definitely try it on my "secondary" Windows 10 Pro installation, after a little while, when I will mount back my second SSD! I keep that Windows 10 Pro installation almost completely untouched! Because I want to test the updates and see what has been fixed and what not, each time.
So, I will try your suggestion today!
Can you please tell me how can I create this .cmd file and where exactly should I place it (save it)?
After that press Windows Key+R and type "shell:startup". Copy the .cmd file you created here and you're done. You need to restart twice for this file to take effect - first time it runs to insert the codes into the registry, and in second time the inserted codes actually start working (logging off may work for this as well).
Note that you may need to add this file to the excluded/trusted apps list in your security software (I had to with Kaspersky Total Security 2016), if you don't it'll probably get deleted because it gets identified as a threat trying to change the registry.
Why do we need to add this program to the startup? Because every time the PC starts DpiScalingVer reverts back to its default value, rendering our fix useless. So we set it to automatically change every start.
A command screen will flash for 0.1-0.5 secs on every startup but I think the result outweighs this small annoyance.
p.s. Again all credits go to those rafalek/Fra31 guys in MDL forums.
All right, I have applied the tweak Jormvngandr suggested in both of my Windows 10 Pro installations and I can confirm that it works fine and exactly as described
- On my Insider Win 10 Pro OS I have not made any modifications or tweaks and the ONLY programs I have installed are CCleaner and Chrome. The utility mentioned in this thread was never installed on this OS. After updating it today, and observing that the blurriness has not been fixed with today's update either, I applied the tweak. It took three reboots to get applied but it got applied and it works great. I have not added an exclusion to Windows Defender, neither have I scanned this installation after the tweak, but it has not deleted the .cmd file. So, all well on this one!
- Then I applied the same tweak on my main OS. Again, Win 10 Pro but customized and modified this time. I first deleted the folder of the XPExplorer utility, cleaned everything (and the Registry) with CCleaner, rebooted, set both of my monitors to 100% (default), and then applied the tweak. It works fine! In this main OS I have all the programs I use, so browsers, Office 2016, Adobe CS6 and other programs. It displays all of them nicely and with the appropriate (125% custom) text size.
So, thank you for this tweak, it works great. It's true that the CMD appears for a fraction of a second. I will keep this tweak for about 6 months, waiting for MS to fix this. If they won't fix it I will reuse XPExplorer, permanently this time.
Seriously, does anybody know why MS is not fixing this? I remember lots of reports on Windows Feedback in regard to blurry text. IF it is just a couple of lines of code, as it seems, why aren't they dealing with it?
After a full system scan with Win Defender, no issues were reported and the .cmd file was not deleted. With other antiviruses though perhaps an exclusion must be added.
Last edited by Joanne; 06 Aug 2015 at 05:15.
I have read many topics and tried some of the methods were suggested. I don't know which one of them actually solved this problem but it doesn't matter because finally, it seems fine now. Anw, you can find all of those methods I've tried here:
Hope it helps!