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This video will show you how to disable display scaling on High DPI settings globally; eg. for all programs on your system. It will also show you an easier fix which can be applied for individual programs & apps.
This fix will work on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.
You see, in Windows 8.1, Microsoft removed a feature called “XP-style DPI scaling”. This allowed apps to simply blow up their text size and icons, which often resulted in graphics that were blurry but text which was crystal-clear. The only way to emulate this lost functionality in Windows 8.1 and later is to either right click on each app and tick a textbox in the “Compatibility” section, which is a bit laborious, or to go into your display settings and set the scaling to either 125% or 100%, the latter of which is no scaling at all.
It’s admittedly not the perfect fix, but hopefully it works for you. If it did, please like this video and leave a comment.
Hi, it’s HandyAndy Tech Tips here, and today I’m going to
show you how to disable display scaling on High DPI settings on your Windows PC. This is useful for if you have an app made for an older version of Windows, like Game Maker here, which looks terribly blurry on your high DPI screen.
First, you need to find a shortcut to the app, or the actual exe file itself. I’ve got a shortcut here. Next, right click on it and click “Properties”. Go to the compatibility tab, and click “Disable display scaling on High DPI settings”. It’s as simple as that!
Now, unfortunately, if you’ve got multiple apps with this problem,
then you’re going to have to individually set this option for
each one. And, if you’re running Windows 8.1 or later, there would
normally be no way around this. BUT, the reason why your apps are blurry in the first place, a feature called “DPI virtualisation”, is disabled at scaling levels below 150%. This means that you can right click on your desktop, click “Screen resolution”, click “Make text and other items larger or smaller”, and then set either 125%
or 100% scaling, and when you log out and log back in again,
there will be no more problems with blurry apps. Sure, everything
on your screen will be smaller than before, but it will also
be much sharper, which, in my opinion, is far preferable.