Windows 10: 200% display magnification *AND* larger icon title font possible?

  1.    09 Aug 2015 #1

    200% display magnification *AND* larger icon title font possible?


    My notebook computer has a 3200 x 1800 native resolution which at 100% renders mighty tiny desktop icons and text.

    In all her wisdom, Mother Microsoft has decreed that 250% resolution is the "(Recommended)" one. Problem is, some "legacy" programs, including WordPerfect and and Opera 12, don't scale well at non-even ratios. At 200% they are razor sharp. At 250% they are fuzzy. The whole point of a 3200 x 1800 screen is razor sharp. Even a few Windows dialog boxes are fuzzy at 250%.

    But, my main gripe is that at 200% zoom, the icon titles and title bars default to 9 and the ability to change is greyed out. I would like to use 10 (or possibly 11, not sure because I can't test them.) Only with the zoom set to the "Recommended" 250% can the font size be changed, but it doesn't stick when changing to 200%.

    Is it possible to modify a Registry key directly to enable enlarging the font sizes when using 200% zoom? I can't seem to locate an appropriate Registry key.

    And/or is there a way to get razor sharp display in all apps at the "Recommended" 250%?
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  2.    09 Aug 2015 #2

    your monitor should be under.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\PerMonitorSettings

    poke around other keys in that area might help.
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  3.    10 Aug 2015 #3

    There are no strings or DWORDS in the right pane for PerMonitorSettings. Do you have any suggestions for what to add?

    There is a sub-key in the left pane under PerMonitorSettings with a really long name, starting with SDC424A0_... which has one DWORD -- "DpiValue" with a complex rather value (Decimal=4294967294, Hex=0Xfffffffe). That sub-key doesn't seem to lend itself for tweaking, either.
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  4.    10 Aug 2015 #4

    wpcoe said: View Post
    There are no strings or DWORDS in the right pane for PerMonitorSettings. Do you have any suggestions for what to add?

    There is a sub-key in the left pane under PerMonitorSettings with a really long name, starting with SDC424A0_... which has one DWORD -- "DpiValue" with a complex rather value (Decimal=4294967294, Hex=0Xfffffffe). That sub-key doesn't seem to lend itself for tweaking, either.
    The subkey is the monitor name windows uses. You are gonna have to do the math to get a decimal value to enter, for the magnification you want. My display is 1920x1080p and my DPI value is set at 0 (for both monitors). All i can say is adjust your screen from 150% to 250% and watch the values of that key change so you have an idea what range to use.

    then again I could be wrong about that for you, trial and error worked for me.
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  5.    10 Aug 2015 #5

    I don't have a problem with the magnification. 200% is exactly what I want, and I can select that from Display. What I want is to unlock the icon font-size when I do that. It's locked at a then-teeny size 9 and greyed-out. At 250%, I it's unlocked and I can select another size. (250% is what Mother Microsoft decrees is "recommended. )
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  6.    10 Aug 2015 #6

    Oh I'm sorry, I misread what you wanted. there are tons of posts about the icons and MS is pushing SR1 "soon"(tm)
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