scaling in windows 10 is garbage


  1. Posts : 2
    win10
       #1

    scaling in windows 10 is garbage


    can anyone explain to me why when i ran 125% scaling in windows 7 everything was crisp and clear and now in windows 10 a supposedly superior OS everything appears blurry.

    now i am forced to strain my eyes to see the tiny text because i despise the blurriness.
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  2. Posts : 273
    Windows 10 Pro 1709 x64
       #2

    What's your screen resolution?
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  3. Posts : 2,505
    Win 11 Pro
       #3

    I was going to comment that my video display is sharper and brighter than it was on Win 8.1.

    I tried 125% after seeing your comment and it didn't screw things up on mine.

    I'm using an AMD Radeon HD7700 Video card, Viewsonic 23" LCD Monitor. 1920X1080 resolution.
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  4. Posts : 12,461
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #4

    You've probably seen the Settings you can change but there can be problems as warned about.
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    Mine does well at 125%. If I need the contents of a window larger I click in the window and use the Ctrl key plus the + key to enlarge. Or the Ctrl key plus roll the mouse wheel back or forth to increase or decrease. Don't get along too well yet with the Magnifier.

    A note: I use a KVM with 4 computers, one monitor/keyboard/mouse and all 4 are set for 1440x900 resolution.
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  5. Posts : 124
    Win10 Pro (20H2, v.2)
       #5

    In the misery loves company category, my Lenovo notebook (which does have high-res LCD) blurs at any non-integer magnification. e.g. At 100% and 200% everything is sharp. But, at 250% (which Win10 decrees is the optimal), several legacy apps, and an occasional Windows dialog box, is fuzzy. And, to add insult to injury, unless I choose the "optimal" 250%, I cannot change the font nor size of desktop icon titles.
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  6. Posts : 1
    10
       #6

    This post should help your issue, it fixed it for me on 125% scaling.

    Solved Blurry text - Page 4 - Windows 10 Forums
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