How can I change the resolution for a specific program?

  1.    29 Nov 2016 #1

    How can I change the resolution for a specific program?

    My default resolution is 1920x1260 but I have one program that runs best at 1260x1028. How can I set it up so the resolution changes when I run that program then changes back when it ends?
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  2.    30 Nov 2016 #2

    I don't think you can do that. You can select the program.exe file, go to the Properties / Compatibility tab and select "Disable DPI scaling on high dpi settings". You can also select "Run in 640x480 screen resolution" but that will be too large.
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  3.    30 Nov 2016 #3

    Thanks. I've tried both of those & they don't solve the problem. I guess I'll just have to live with it for now. The problem isn't technical but I was hoping for a technical solution. The problem's biological-my eyes can't see small details in images any more. (I can see text fine as long as it isn't too small-and text is usually easy to resize.) The technical solution is a bigger monitor-but I work on a laptop & 17" is pretty much as large as it gets, I think. If anybody knows of a laptop with a 20" screen I'd be pleased to hear about it. Thanks.
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  4.    01 Dec 2016 #4

    If you are using laptop at home, you can ad a separate screen to it or even connect to TV set.
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  5.    02 Dec 2016 #5

    Sometimes there are problems with applications. I found iTunes is blurry on a 2560x1440 monitor at 125% zoom but it's OK if you disable dpi scaling. However, you then find that the Store apps don't display correctly and the information on the right hand side is truncated. This appears to be a common problem with Tunes users.
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