Windows 10: Which DPI size is your monitor running on?

View Poll Results: Which DPI size is your monitor running on?

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  • smaller 100% (default)

    19 57.58%
  • medium 125%

    8 24.24%
  • larger 150%

    1 3.03%
  • very large 200%

    1 3.03%
  • gigantic above 200%

    0 0%
  • custom (user defined)

    4 12.12%
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  1. Posts : 864
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       10 Mar 2016 #31

    whs said: View Post
    At 100% I wouldn't see a thing.
    Reducing the resolution is the equivalent, though pixelated.
    Or just changing the text size to larger font would make it readable at 100%.

    Though I use 100%, a font size of 12pt instead of 9pt looks nicer.
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  2. Posts : 864
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       10 Mar 2016 #32

    Here is a nice test in practice:
    640x400 @100% DPI = 1920x1200 @300% DPI
    (well, equal from the item-scale point of view; not the pixels; display gfx stretching should be enabled for the low res)

    Click image to play animation, each of both frames is shown for 3 seconds:
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Notice the sharpness on high DPI but they're both practically the same from a distance.
    The screen is in the end the same for two resolutions of same ratio, the second being actually the less pixelated version of the first.
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  3.    11 Mar 2016 #33

    whs said: View Post
    I envy all you people with good eyes. At 100% I wouldn't see a thing.
    I hear ya, I'm not 25 anymore.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    11 Mar 2016 #34

    Hopachi said: View Post
    See first post:

    Go to Control Panel - Display
    (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display)

    Click on "set a custom scaling level" -> then it will give you the ruler options. Instead of using the provided drop down, type in your value. For instance I could pick 108%, sign out and back in to test.

    Also, dragging the ruler left-right works:
    Attachment 68721
    Got that, looks like 110% is my sweet spot on DPI.
    MS sure buried that setting in 10, in 7 it was easy to find.

    Now when I look at the default scale slider in display, it says 175%
    but the DPI scale is 110%.

    Now if I could get the font up to 10point and lose the High Contrast setting.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 864
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       12 Mar 2016 #35

    msny said: View Post
    Now when I look at the default scale slider in display, it says 175%
    but the DPI scale is 110%.
    I got weird values as well there, the one saying 175% is obviously inactive and wrong (a bug...)

    msny said: View Post
    Now if I could get the font up to 10point and lose the High Contrast setting.
    Text size can be changed, see here:
    Icons Text Size - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Besides icons, you see titles and other options.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    13 Mar 2016 #36

    Hopachi said: View Post
    I got weird values as well there, the one saying 175% is obviously inactive and wrong (a bug...)


    Text size can be changed, see here:
    Icons Text Size - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Besides icons, you see titles and other options.
    Changing font size does not work for me, and I go back to 100%.
    When I change the point size nothing? After I reboot nothing?
    It's still at 9 point.

    But I'm happy with DPI at 110% and high contrast.
    Thanks much!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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