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Discus and support Display Scaling Issue on Windows 10 in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; So I upgraded from Windows 8.1 and had everything working perfectly, no blurry texts in any application. However, a lot of applications now have really... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Zorua, Jul 28, 2015.

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    Display Scaling Issue on Windows 10


    So I upgraded from Windows 8.1 and had everything working perfectly, no blurry texts in any application. However, a lot of applications now have really blurry text, including some installed apps like Device Manager. The problem goes away if I reduce scaling to 100% but that makes everything really small because I am on 1440p. I like Windows 10 and don't want to go back to 8.1, so I'd be thankful if anyone had suggestions as to how I could fix it.

    I don't understand why Microsoft broke something that was working flawlessly in a previous version. Oh well. Also, I know that you can change the compatibility mode setting to make apps look fine, but that's a pain because almost every app has the problem.

    :)
     
    Zorua, Jul 28, 2015
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    Joanna 777, Jul 28, 2015
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    Thanks for the reply.

    I've created the new user account and through doing so, I have identified the issue.

    In windows 7, I had the custom scaling level set to "125%" because on a 1080p display, many of the icons on screen are too small for comfortable use (such as taskbar, and windows file explorer navigation).

    In windows 10, the display scaling of 125% was also applied to my account, as I have had done on windows 7, although windows 10 now applies this display scaling to certain programs and not just the windows display itself. The problem is that these programs
    are not designed to have this scale applied, and as such, the display of the program becomes distorted.

    I managed to resolve this by right clicking the program shortcut for whatever program I want to use, and selecting "properties". Under the "compatibility" tab, I then check the following box:

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    "Disable display scaling...."

    which then prevents the program from trying to apply the windows custom scaling level. The display on the programs I have fixed now looks fine.

    This is only a temporary solution, though. If windows 10 persists in applying this custom scaling level to every program, then the issue will continue to re-occur until I can find a global fix for the problem.

    Do you know of any way I can stop Windows 10 from applying this scale, or any way I can universally select an option which disables the scaling? Windows 7 was correct in not automatically assigning this scale to programs because it entirely distorts the
    display. It seems that Windows 10 has ignored this entirely. Without a fix, I may have to return to Windows 7.
     
    davethelimit, Jul 28, 2015
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    It's too bad that we can't type in a custom scale size in Windows-10, like we could do in Windows-7. Now, there's only a little slider that increases the size of everything on the screen in huge 25% increment chunks! I had my Windows 7 O.S. set at 115%, which was perfect. Now, I can only choose 100% or 125%. I'm set a 125%. It took a couple days to get used to, eventually you adapt to these things.

    The one thing that is weird at this 125% scale, is how the Edge icon on my desktop looks. The blue rectangle got bigger on the desktop, but the "e" in the center of it didn't get any bigger. It's now just a tiny little "e" that's dwarfed by the blue rectangle that it sits in the middle of. All the other desktop icons kept their aspect ratio when I went from 100% to 125% scaling. I'm sure there's nothing I can do about it and it's not really a big deal. Just something I wanted to mention. (Think I will file a feedback report on this though. It's nice of the Edge browser to give us this capability...like Firefox.)
    ac
     
    AllenChicago, Sep 2, 2015
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