Create a windows shortcut to change the screen scaling


  1. Posts : 1
    windows 11
       #1

    Create a windows shortcut to change the screen scaling


    Hi

    How can I create a Windows shortcut to change the display scaling on display number 2 to 150%?
    I want to be able to click the shortcut to change the screen scaling.

    The solution can be in the form of a .bat file or in a windows shortcut (.lnk)

    Thank You

    Window 11

    Thank you
    Last edited by win123; 07 Jun 2023 at 14:13.
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  2. Posts : 4,921
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
       #2

    You can access Scaling by Right clicking the Desktop and choosing Display Settings then going to Scale. If that is too many clicks (2?) then I am sure someone could write you a batch file.
    ignore the link on this page to download any 3rd party app. How to Adjust Scaling for Different Monitors In Windows 10
    Last edited by spunk; 08 Jun 2023 at 03:57. Reason: Corrected Link posted
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  3. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #3

    spunk,

    Did you mean to include a link to this page rather than another one?


    All the best,
    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 08 Jun 2023 at 00:34.
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  4. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    Somebody suggested AutoHotKey for the job
    Hotkey For Scaling In Windows 10? - TenForums

    I think this thread contains the basis for a scripted solution
    Change display scaling via hotkey - Super User
    It also contains a link to Is it possible to change display scaling via command line - SendKeys soln - Super User but SendKeys solutions can often be unreliable.



    Denis
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    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
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    You say you have Windows 11. I know that the following works for Windows 10:


    (Source: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/wi...h-settings-app )

    So I found a way you can create a Shortcut (.lnk file) to access either of the following two:

    Create a windows shortcut to  change the screen scaling-image.png
    ms-settings:easeofaccess-display



    Create a windows shortcut to  change the screen scaling-image.png
    ms-settings:display-advanced


    (I think you may be referring to the second picture. The thing though, on my end, I only have one monitor. I'm not sure that if you place the shortcut on the second monitor, it would access the settings for that monitor only. Because on my computer, in the second picture, it says the Custom Scaling will apply to all displays.)


    To make the shortcuts for either, you right-click the Desktop -> New -> Shortcut, and paste in the "ms-settings" command for either.
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  6. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    win123 said:
    Window 11
    Use
    Windows 11 Forum
    for any other questions & do search it in case the subject has already been addressed there.
    Advanced search - ElevenForum


    All the best,
    Denis



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  7. Posts : 51
    Windows 10 Home 22H2
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    spunk said:
    You can access Scaling by Right clicking the Desktop and choosing Display Settings then going to Scale. If that is too many clicks (2?) then I am sure someone could write you a batch file.
    ignore the link on this page to download any 3rd party app. How to Adjust Scaling for Different Monitors In Windows 10
    This is what I have to do when I use my old checkbook app, MS Money Sunset. Change display settings temporarily to use app then change back when finished. Maybe it's time to find a new app.
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  8. Posts : 4,921
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
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    MS Money in Excel will stop being supported at the end of this month.
    Quicken is the best alternative, but it is expensive. Here are some other alternatives Alternatives to Microsoft Money for Personal Finances
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  9. Posts : 51
    Windows 10 Home 22H2
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    spunk said:
    MS Money in Excel will stop being supported at the end of this month.
    Quicken is the best alternative, but it is expensive. Here are some other alternatives Alternatives to Microsoft Money for Personal Finances
    I'll take a look at it. Thanks!
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