Windows 10: Windows 10 Screen Scaling Issues

  1.    30 Jul 2015 #1

    Windows 10 Screen Scaling Issues


    Hello everyone,

    First time poster here.

    I upgraded to Windows 10 yesterday so far I am pleased.
    Having one issue though that I can't seem to figure out.
    I also couldn't seem to find any information on Google for what I was looking for.

    Let me start out by saying that this issue did not exist on Windows 7, everything was fine.

    I use a Sanyo 52" TV as my monitor. When I upgraded to Windows 10, the border of the screen hangs way off
    the edges. I have it set at 1920 X 1080. Although, every resolution hangs off the edges, so much that I can't see the taskbar or start menu.

    I knew it was an overscan issue. I installed the latest AMD drivers hoping that would help. It did not.
    I used the Catalyst Control Center to adjust the over/under scan, and got the desktop to finally fit correctly.

    However, when I launch any games, ARMA III, KSP, GTA V etc. The edges again hang off the screen. I can barely see the edge of the AMD CrossfireX logo in the top right hand.

    Any ideas what could be causing this issue? In Windows 7 the scaling was always perfect, I never had to adjust anything at all. So it is definitely related to Windows 10.

    Thanks much!

    Erik

    System Specs:
    AMD FX8350
    MSI 990FXA-GD80v2
    CFx MSI HD7970 Lightnings
    32GB G. Skill Ripjaws 1866Mhz
    4x 1TB Drives in RAID0
    EVGA SuperNova 1300w
    Thermaltake GT10 Snow Edition Case
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    29 Aug 2015 #2

    Hey I have exactly the same problem as you with a Panasonic Viera. Have you found a solution?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Home
       11 Sep 2016 #3

    eekmiester said: View Post
    Hello everyone,

    First time poster here.

    I upgraded to Windows 10 yesterday so far I am pleased.
    Having one issue though that I can't seem to figure out.
    I also couldn't seem to find any information on Google for what I was looking for.

    Let me start out by saying that this issue did not exist on Windows 7, everything was fine.

    I use a Sanyo 52" TV as my monitor. When I upgraded to Windows 10, the border of the screen hangs way off
    the edges. I have it set at 1920 X 1080. Although, every resolution hangs off the edges, so much that I can't see the taskbar or start menu.

    I knew it was an overscan issue. I installed the latest AMD drivers hoping that would help. It did not.
    I used the Catalyst Control Center to adjust the over/under scan, and got the desktop to finally fit correctly.

    However, when I launch any games, ARMA III, KSP, GTA V etc. The edges again hang off the screen. I can barely see the edge of the AMD CrossfireX logo in the top right hand.

    Any ideas what could be causing this issue? In Windows 7 the scaling was always perfect, I never had to adjust anything at all. So it is definitely related to Windows 10.

    Thanks much!

    Erik

    System Specs:
    AMD FX8350
    MSI 990FXA-GD80v2
    CFx MSI HD7970 Lightnings
    32GB G. Skill Ripjaws 1866Mhz
    4x 1TB Drives in RAID0
    EVGA SuperNova 1300w
    Thermaltake GT10 Snow Edition Case

    I had the same problem. I use a 46" VIZIO 1080p HDTV as my monitor too for the past few years. Never had any scaling, resolution, or text issues with Windows 7. When I first installed Windows 10 and scaled @ 125%, it looked like garbage. Same thing with 150% (Which was actually recommended by Windows).

    What you are going to have to do is go to 'display settings' and set the 'scaling to 100%' for the most crisp resolution for the desktop and apps. Don't worry, you will get used to it and it will look more modern, clearer, and crisp once your eyes adjust.

    After you change it to 100% scaling, go into the 'advanced display settings', click 'advanced sizing of text and other items', scroll down to 'Change only the text size', and make 'Title Bars' 11 point font.

    Click 'Apply', on the left hand side of the screen you will see 'Adjust ClearType Text', click that, make sure 'ClearType' is checked to 'on', then hit next and continue the process of selecting what looks the best and finish adjusting ClearType. Click 'OK' and exit the display settings.

    Go to the desktop, hover your mouse somewhere on the desktop, hold 'Ctrl' and scroll your mouse wheel up and down until the icons are a good size for you.

    Then open up your web browser (Edge/Chrome/Firefox, etc.) go to Settings, and make sure the zoom is at 125% for all pages. In Chrome you must go to the advanced settings and select 125%.

    Restart your PC. It may take a day or so to get used to it, but it looks fine. Program UI's don't look funky anymore.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Home
       11 Sep 2016 #4

    johnpliz said: View Post
    Hey I have exactly the same problem as you with a Panasonic Viera. Have you found a solution?
    I had the same problem. I use a 46" VIZIO 1080p HDTV as my monitor too for the past few years. Never had any scaling, resolution, or text issues with Windows 7. When I first installed Windows 10 and scaled @ 125%, it looked like garbage. Same thing with 150% (Which was actually recommended by Windows).

    What you are going to have to do is go to 'display settings' and set the 'scaling to 100%' for the most crisp resolution for the desktop and apps. Don't worry, you will get used to it and it will look more modern, clearer, and crisp once your eyes adjust.

    After you change it to 100% scaling, go into the 'advanced display settings', click 'advanced sizing of text and other items', scroll down to 'Change only the text size', and make 'Title Bars' 11 point font.

    Click 'Apply', on the left hand side of the screen you will see 'Adjust ClearType Text', click that, make sure 'ClearType' is checked to 'on', then hit next and continue the process of selecting what looks the best and finish adjusting ClearType. Click 'OK' and exit the display settings.

    Go to the desktop, hover your mouse somewhere on the desktop, hold 'Ctrl' and scroll your mouse wheel up and down until the icons are a good size for you.

    Then open up your web browser (Edge/Chrome/Firefox, etc.) go to Settings, and make sure the zoom is at 125% for all pages. In Chrome you must go to the advanced settings and select 125%.

    Restart your PC. It may take a day or so to get used to it, but it looks fine. Program UI's don't look funky anymore.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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