Windows 10: App Windows are WAY too Small Solved

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  1.    02 Apr 2016 #1

    App Windows are WAY too Small

    I have a two-month old Alienware laptop running Windows 10 at 3840 x 2160 resolution. Both Carbon Poker and Viber (those are the only ones I've seen with the issue so far) appear extremely small. Viber can be maximized, but the text remains the same super small size. Carbon Poker can't be resized at all. It makes these apps virtually unusable.

    I've been trying to find a fix for this, but all I see are suggestions to scale everything bigger. First of all, I don't want everything else bigger, and secondly, it doesn't make the small apps big enough anyway.

    I really need to be able to play poker on this laptop, so if anyone knows something I can do to resolve this, I'd be most appreciative.

    The link shows how small Carbon Poker appears:
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  2.    02 Apr 2016 #2

    No one?
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  3.    02 Apr 2016 #3

    maybe try lower resolution ?
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  4.    04 Apr 2016 #4

    Doesn't help.
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  5.    04 Apr 2016 #5

    Hi there

    This is the trouble with people trying to write code with FIXED pixel sizes -- I've often posted about this before -- I can't assume all I.T people have eyesight better than Eagles -- on older screens and even on laptops where screen resolution is a measly 768 X 1366 you might get readable resolution but on the new large Ultra HD things those old programs have TINY resolution and the windows aren't often expandable.

    Adobe Photoshop is guilty in this regard too -- so it's not only "Cheap or Gamer end" of the spectrum.

    A lot of apps are also designed for mobile phone screens too -- these don't look good when viewed on nice large High resolution monitors.

    @all I.T coders -- PLEASE DON'T BE LAZY -- don't use fixed size screen images -- or if you must try it on 4K monitors as well.

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  6.    04 Apr 2016 #6

    Turns out that lowering the resolution does work. If I lower it to 1920x1080 and then restart for it to take effect, the apps with issues display in normal size. So that's good, and thanks tacoban. But I'm not crazy about the fact that I paid all these extra hundreds of dollars for a UHD screen and I can't use it 100% of the time.
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  7.    04 Apr 2016 #7

    Hi there

    Absolutely !!! seems pointless getting a nice High Rez screen and then having to operate it at Lower resolution.

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  8.    05 Apr 2016 #8

    About things like this, new technology, never be the first. I have been selling satellite receivers. When first HD receivers came out, there were only few channels sending in HD format and the price of the receivers were for example about 300-500. At the moment there are still a lot of channels sending SD, but the price of a HD receiver is under 100 !

    The same for TV's, Monitors, Computers etc. Why should I buy an UHD TV or Monitor if there is no interesting TV or Application available for it ? At the time that these things are available for your monitor, there will come much cheaper monitor with much more extra's.
    About IT coders, Software/Game developers; I am not a IT professional, I can build small simple tools for windows, one of them I shared on the forum. It's more about costs and the market. Imagine if 90% of the users use for example 1024x768 pixels, it does not make sense to put a lot of time to make it available for UHD users. Or the price will be much and much higher of the game/application/software.
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  9.    13 May 2016 #9

    Changing the resolution did not work for me, any other ideas?
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       21 May 2016 #10

    You might try this. Find the .EXE fie for the app in question. Right-click on it and select “properties”. Click on “compatibility”. Under “settings”, check the box for “Disable Display Scaling for high DPI settings”.
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