Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How to optimize display scaling and fix scaling issues on Windows 7

You can use scaling to increase the size of text and other items on the screen in Windows. If you use this scaling feature in this way, Windows will magnify the size of text and UI elements to scale you choose. Moreover, each account on a Computer features a separate setting for scaling purpose. At the same time, if you want to specify the scaling to use for text and UI elements, follow the following steps.

•    First, open the Control Panel and then select the “Appearance And Personalization” option.
•    Now, under the Display option, click Make Text and Other Items Larger or Smaller.
•    Using the default scaling options, you can choose a 100 percent scale (the default), a 125-percent scale, or a 150-percent scale. If you want to use any of the options, make a selection and then click on “Apply”.
•    If you want to choose a custom setting between 100 and 500 percent, you have to click Set Custom Text Size (DPI) in the left pane.
•    Then, use the Scale combo box to select or specify a scale.
•    After that, you have to log off the User and then log on the User again for the changes to take the effect.
•    The main thing you have to remember is if you select a setting higher than 200 percent, UI elements and text may be scaled so large that you can’t work with the Computer.
•    Therefore, you will not be able to get back into Control Panel to restore the original settings.
•    At the same time, if you have any scaling issues, enter dpiscaling at the Command Prompt or in the Search Box of the Start Menu to open the Display page directly that lets you reset the scaling settings.
•    Consider if you’ve enabled the scaling and the text in the Application is blurred or unreadable, you’ve to disable the display scaling for the particular application. If you want to disable the display scaling, right click on the Application’s shortcut and then click Properties.
•    Then select the “Disable display scaling on high DPI Settings” and then click OK.

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