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    Turn On or Off Fix Scaling for Apps that are Blurry in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Fix Scaling for Apps that are Blurry in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Fix Scaling for Apps that are Blurry in Windows 10
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    05 Feb 2018
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    Starting with Windows 10 build 17063, Microsoft has made it easier for you to fix apps that become blurry if you dock/undock, RDP, or change display settings. Some desktop apps can become blurry in these scenarios. When this happens, you have to sign out and sign in to Windows to have these apps render properly. You can now instead turn on the Fix scaling for apps feature that will enable these apps to be fixed simply by re-launching them.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to let Windows try and fix DPI scaling for apps so they are not blurry for your account in Windows 10.


    Note   Note
    This won’t work for all desktop apps and it only improves blurry desktop apps while they’re on the main display. If you’re using multiple displays with different scale factors and running in “Extend” display mode, these apps might still be blurry on secondary displays.




    CONTENTS:

    • Option One: Turn On Fix Scaling for Apps using Notification
    • Option Two: Turn On or Off Fix Scaling for Apps in Settings
    • Option Three: Turn On or Off Fix Scaling for Apps using a REG file
    • Option Four: "Override system DPI" Per-app in Compatibility Mode Settings





    Turn On or Off Fix Scaling for Apps that are Blurry in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Fix Scaling for Apps that are Blurry in Windows 10
    Turn On Fix Scaling for Apps using Notification

    1. If Windows detects that you might have blurry apps on your main display, click/tap on Yes, fix apps in the notification. (see screenshot below)

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    Turn On or Off Fix Scaling for Apps that are Blurry in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Fix Scaling for Apps that are Blurry in Windows 10
    Turn On or Off Fix Scaling for Apps in Settings

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

    2. Click/tap on Display on the left side, and click/tap on the Advanced scaling settings link on the right side under "Scale and layout". (see screenshot below)

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    3. Turn on or off (default) Let Windows try to fix apps so they're not blurry for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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    4. You can now close Settings if you like.






    Turn On or Off Fix Scaling for Apps that are Blurry in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Turn On or Off Fix Scaling for Apps that are Blurry in Windows 10
    Turn On or Off Show OneDrive Cloud States in Navigation Pane using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below will change the registry key and value below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

    EnablePerProcessSystemDPI DWORD

    (delete) = Off
    1 = On

    1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn On Fix Scaling for Apps

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_ON_fix_scaling_for_apps.reg

    download


     3. To Turn Off Fix Scaling for Apps

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_OFF_fix_scaling_for_apps.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






    Turn On or Off Fix Scaling for Apps that are Blurry in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Turn On or Off Fix Scaling for Apps that are Blurry in Windows 10
    "Override system DPI" Per-app in Compatibility Mode Settings

    Note   Note
    Windows reports an unchanging DPI to legacy applications, which is set when the user first signs in to Windows. This can result in blurry applications if the DPI of the main monitor changes while the user is signed in.

    This override setting will allow Windows to instead report the current DPI of the main monitor when the application starts.

    1. Open the compatibility settings for the .exe file of the app you want to change the override system DPI settings for.

    2. Click/tap on the Change high DPI settings button. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Do step 4 (on) or step 5 (off) below for what you want.


     4. To Turn On "Override system DPI" for this App

    A) Check the Override system DPI box. (see screenshot below)

    B) Select Windows logon or Application start in the drop menu for what you want.

    C) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 6 below.

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     5. To Turn Off "Override system DPI" for this App

    A) Uncheck the Override system DPI box. (see screenshot below)

    B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 6 below.

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    6. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 2)


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1

    Please correct from NavPaneShowAllCloudStates toEnablePerProcessSystemDPI.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 27,247
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
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       2 Weeks Ago #2

    Thank you farag. Corrected.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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