1.    23 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 6
    Windows 7 x64

    Resolution & DPI

    I still don't understand this dilemma. I'm working on a 22 inch monitor that has a native resolution of 1920*1080 but there are lots of elements in the Windows 7 x64 UI that is too small even for my vision which is 100% good. I also notice this tiny text phenomenon on programs like Photoshop & InDesign especially in the Preferences dialog box where the list of options in InDesign (General, Interface, UI scaling,...etc) are way too small for me to read to the point that I need the magnifier app just to read well! I thought it's a Windows 7 issue so I had to live with that but I've never seen any change in that aspect on Windows 8 and Windows 10 which I've tried only for the hope of finding a real solution to this problem but they both disappointed me so I'm back to Windows 7.

    All the solutions I've read on the internet are talking about raising the DPI to 125% or even 150% but raising the DPI to e.g. 125% makes my screen's real estate even smaller thus I'm not taking full advantage of my screen/resolution so I'm really stuck between two hateful situations. Will we never have the ability to work with default 100% DPI and at the same time, those tiny text elements are taken care of to look bigger and more sharp? What's the difficulty for the programmers in having that become true?!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    25 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Posts : 6,792
    All kinds

    DPI is Dots Per Inch and higher value make higher resolution.
    What you need is to change is scaling and/or font size for various elements like Icon, Palette, and Messages font size.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Win 10 just gave me a update, and my Resolution is now messed up. I have tried every resolution setting that there is still wont fit right. i have updated all of my drivers still nothing. anyone have any ideas on how to fix it.
Graphic Cards
DNS resolution on LAN
-won't let me delete this? fine.-
Network and Sharing
Resolution Problem
Hi Everyone Have a bit of a problem, just put a new monitor onto my Windows 10 machine after my friend through his camera into my old one and broke it. I was playing around with the screen resolution to see what it could display, unfortunately I...
Graphic Cards
Solved Resolution problems
I have two screens; The main one I use is a 47" 1080p tv. The other one is a 20.1" 1680x1050 max monitor which I use in another room which is used a few times a week. For some reason, I can't seem to lower the resolution of either monitors lower...
Graphic Cards
Resolution help
hi guys; i have my Hp dv-6 1259DX and it has Intel card Hd 4500 with max resolution 1366x720 and my LCD Tv has the same resolution through HDMI,how come whem i use 1366x720 my TV displays a very small screen,in order to fill tv screen i have to...
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:14.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums