Windows 10: Change DPI Scaling Level for Displays in Windows 10
Brick. Sorry to keep bugging you about this. I re-set it again to 1680x1050 at 100% DPI and I have the task bar back. I can live with it this way for now. I do notice that most of the discussions on this issue involve making the display larger than 100%. In my case, I would like it smaller without losing the task bar. Thanks again. skh.
Do you have the latest graphics driver installed?
If not, this could be a reason why the default (recommended) screen resolution is not displaying properly for you.
Displaying my ignorance here, I'm not sure what a graphic driver is or how to update it. My computer is brand new. The monitor is 2 years old.
In that case, please go ahead and create a new thread for this issue for us to continue there so we don't go off topic anymore from this tutorial.
new here (not to computing)
I did Option Three :
and set it to my monitor's DPI of 94 ;
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop LogPixels
However , I double checked the inch ruler via
Cntrl Pnl > Display > Advanced sizing of text and other items
_ set a custom scaling level (not recommended)
-- Before and after and do not see any difference ;
it still reads long . --
Even did regedit 'As Administrator' _ no change_
I remember that in W7 it would change , and get almost exact .
Is there a work around ?
thanks in advance
Hello positiveX, and welcome to Ten Forums.
Just to verify, did you sign out and in or restart the computer afterwards to apply?
Thanks for the quick turnaround .
Looks like a change was made. I have updated OPTION THREE to add steps 6 and 7 that will allow it to work again.
Trying to set W10 to monitor physical (94) DPI
Win8DpiScaling REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)
However , the 'double check' of the inch ruler mentioned above still shows no change .
? ideas ?
There are a couple of other registry entries in this general area that might need to be set .
present setting :
DpiScalingVer REG_DWORD 0x00001000 (4096)
AppliedDPI REG_DWORD 0x00000060 (96)
finally , maybe
present setting (not set)
DpiValue 0x00000000 (0)
This technet info may imply that trying to set Windows 10 to my monitor's
physical DPI of 94 is not do-able : 'DPI-related APIs and registry settings Updated: October 20, 2013 Applies To: Windows 8.1' https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn528846.aspx#system
System-wide scale factor
When the Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays
checkbox is checked, the user can specify a scale factor that applies to all displays, regardless of each display’s pixel density. By using the custom setting, the user can select values other than 100%, 125%, 150%, 200%, although they are limited to the range (100%-500%). This setting is configured in the HKCU\ControlPanel\Desktop\LogPixels
Table 6 HKCU\ControlPanel\Desktop\LogPixels Values
|| 100% scaling on every display
|| 125% scaling on every display
|| 150% scaling on every display
|| 200% scaling on every display
|| <other>*100/96 scaling on every display
? "Limited to range 100% -"
which begins at physical DPI of 96 (according to the chart) .
FYI : regedit verification of 'AppliedDpiScaling' keeps 're-setting' to (96) [binary] .
So , does this mean that we cannot set our Windows 10 'below' 96 DPI ?
If so , maybe some more involved with M$ could raise this issue .
Again , thanks in advance
Last edited by positiveX; 03 Oct 2016 at 12:47.
Reason: Added link & info. from M$ technet
As a test, use OPTION FOUR to reset DPI, and try again to see if that may help.
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