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knewton90
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Some of my programs are very small

So i just purchased this laptop and I installed 2 of my programs and for some reason they are opening and all of the buttons and dialog boxes are tiny. Is there any reason this would do that? Is there any way to fix it?Small screen copy.jpg

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Re: Some of my programs are very small

It's a display scaling issue, which is when a program jumbles things up because of the QHD resolution. 

 

Try these steps to fix that: 

Right-click the desktop application’s shortcut and select Properties. If the application is on the taskbar, right-click the taskbar icon, right-click the application’s name, and select Properties.

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Click the Compatibility tab and click the “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings” checkbox. After you do, close the application and re-open it.

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Fonts will no longer appear blurry in the application, but graphical elements will likely be much smaller. This is a trade-off you’ll have to make. Depending on the program, you may be able to enlarge fonts and other graphical elements in its preferences window to make them appear larger and compensate for the loss of proper scaling,

You could also just disable DPI scaling system-wide by selecting 100% scaling in the control panel screen above. If you did this, everything would appear smaller. Whether this is acceptable depends on how pixel-dense your screen is and how good your eyesight is.


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Eric Xu

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DD92
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Re: Some of my programs are very small

Changing the dpi settings did nothing.  Problem still exists.

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Re: Some of my programs are very small

Have you tried changing the display resolution to 1080p? That might help. 

 

Also, what program is this happening on? 


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