Windows: App Scaling Issues

High resolution monitors can mess up the scaling of some applications. This guide will walk you through how to override these settings.


Example of a high-resolution scaling issue:


An example of the scaling issue.


Fixing the Issue

  1. If open, close out the effected application.

  2. Click the search icon in the bottom left of your screen and search for the application that is having scaling issues.

  3. Right-click the application and select Open File Location.

    Example of searching for the app and opening the file location

  4. In finder, right-click the application again and select Properties.

  5. Change to the Compatibility tab.

    Example of the compatibility tab and settings location

  6. Click Change high DPI settings.

  7. Click the checkbox next to Override high DPI scaling behavior.

  8. Change the drop-down menu to System (Enhanced).

    Example of the settings change that needs to be made

  9. Click OK then Apply then OK to apply and close the settings.






Keywords:windows hp app application scaling scale menu small large dpi high res resolution   Doc ID:100796
Owner:Larissa H.Group:UW Stout
Created:2020-04-17 11:23 CDTUpdated:2020-04-17 12:30 CDT
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