Windows 10: Change DPI Scaling Level for Displays in Windows 10
Hello Kerpert, and welcome to Ten Forums.
I'm afraid that the DPI setting is a global setting that cannot be set per app. You could set the DPI per display if that may help to be able to run each app on a separate display with the DPI you want.
You can only turn OFF DPI scaling per app by going to the properties of the shortcut, compatibility tab, and check "Disable Display Scaling on High DPI Settings".
Hi, thanks both for reply.
Strangely this app hasn't effect with and without that option enabled (aldo under all user tab).
I have to keep all at 149%.
I'm having the exact same problems also on a Dell (2-in-1 7568)! so frustrated have spent hours online with Dell tech support! Also tried the program someone else suggested as a "quick fix" it did not work for me either. Does anyone have any other ideas?
I know there hasn't been activity for a while on this thread, but I will try posting a question anyway: My move to Win 10 seemed to go well until I took a closer look at the display and saw changes from my previous Win 7 setup. My Dell monitor is not particularly high-resolution (1280 x 1024), but with the update Windows shows the resolution scale factor at 150%. Some applications (Chrome, for example) look OK, but others (such as dBase) look different--everything seems compressed, auto-centered controls are not centered on the screen. I went to the place where the DPI can be adjusted, and 150% is shown with no option for changing it to anything else. I went to the custom page and it showed 125%. As the tutorial above described, I checked the Registry setting, and it shows the value as 120 (that is, 125%). I am not sure what to do. If the scaling factor actually is 150%, then I would like to try 125%, but am puzzled as to why the slider for choosing scale factor won't let me change it. Any help would be appreciated.
Hello Jim, and welcome to Ten Forums.
Are you able to change your DPI using the other options?
Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this in Settings to see if anything may stand out.
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Yes, I can change the DPI on the advanced settings (custom) page. As I said, it defaults to 125 (which, I assume, is where the system thinks it is actually set). I have attached a screenshot showing the initial page, where the 150% cannot be changed.
The size in Settings doesn't mean anything since you have a custom DPI size set and used instead, and is also why you're unable to make changes in Settings.
I didn't say previously that this is my second Win 10 installation. When I installed it the first time, 125% was displayed in the settings, with the option of moving the slider to other figures (100 or 150). Clearly when I first upgraded, Windows decided that 125 was the best setting. I was having problems with Firefox, which deals with scaling options differently from every other browser. So I selected 100% to deal with the Firefox problem, but found this is to be much too small. So I returned to Win 7 to check what my previous settings had been. They showed up as 125%. So I again installed Win 10, but this time the figure had become 150%, with no option to change it. I'm still not clear why the Registry would give a dpi size as 125%, but the slider is showing 150%. It is definitely different from what was displayed in the first Win 10 installation.
The setting in the registry will override what you see in Settings.
You are unable to change it in Settings (option 1) since you either have it set in the registry (option 3) or custom size (option 2). If you undo option 2 and 3, you should be able to set option 1 again.
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