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Resolution on programs has changed after upgrading to windows 8.1

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  • Windows 8.1
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October 18, 2013 6:17:46 AM

Most of the computers resolution is fine: games, the desktop and windows apps have the right resolution. Yet for some reason, since the update, all desktop apps, with the exception of internet explorer for desktop :/  (Chrome, Skype and Steam) have a low resolution. Any ideas/tips?

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October 18, 2013 6:40:21 AM

Change it (resolution ) back?

Or if you can, then maybe wait for the app makers to fix it, the final 8.1 was just released for the rest of us yesterday, so such things may not be out yet. I'm using the chrome browser right now and it's fine
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October 18, 2013 6:44:38 AM

mc962 said:
Change it (resolution ) back?

Or if you can, then maybe wait for the app makers to fix it, the final 8.1 was just released for the rest of us yesterday, so such things may not be out yet. I'm using the chrome browser right now and it's fine


My actual resolution is at the correct setting its just the desktop programs i installed which don't look right. I tried uninstalling skype desktop and re installing but it looks the same (Slightly fuzzy larger text) I only got it yesterday as well
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October 18, 2013 10:00:58 AM

Right click on the program that has the problem, go to compability and down there is a option saying Disable display scaling on high DPI settings. Check it, apply, ok, reopen the program.
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October 18, 2013 11:30:10 AM

MiDNiGHTsoul said:
Right click on the program that has the problem, go to compability and down there is a option saying Disable display scaling on high DPI settings. Check it, apply, ok, reopen the program.


Brilliant, spent ages being remote accessed by Microsoft and they couldn't do it, thanks a lot!
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October 18, 2013 1:24:11 PM

You are welcome :) 
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October 23, 2013 11:37:42 AM

I'm having the same problem but not sure where you mean to right click the program?

Do you just mean to right click the shortcut on desktop? or in control panel etc?

Thanks in advance
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October 23, 2013 1:27:08 PM

jamie_o said:
I'm having the same problem but not sure where you mean to right click the program?

Do you just mean to right click the shortcut on desktop? or in control panel etc?

Thanks in advance


I just right clicked the shortcut

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October 23, 2013 6:58:25 PM

Sam_PUG said:
jamie_o said:
I'm having the same problem but not sure where you mean to right click the program?

Do you just mean to right click the shortcut on desktop? or in control panel etc?

Thanks in advance


I just right clicked the shortcut



Right click on the program. Choose Properties. Go to Compatibility tab. Then, click on the disable scaling for high dpi.
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October 25, 2013 4:07:15 AM

You can change this system-wide at:

Control Panel\Appearance and Personalisation\Display

Choose the option to 'Let me choose one scaling level for all displays' (if present) and choose 'Smaller - 100%'.

Before doing this I had the odd situation that windows changed to being scaled when I dragged them between displays.
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October 25, 2013 1:48:05 PM

NikNakk said:
You can change this system-wide at:

Control Panel\Appearance and Personalisation\Display

Choose the option to 'Let me choose one scaling level for all displays' (if present) and choose 'Smaller - 100%'.

Before doing this I had the odd situation that windows changed to being scaled when I dragged them between displays.


THANK YOU!!! That solved the problem I was having. I appreciate your instructions!
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November 1, 2013 9:08:03 PM

I have the exact same problem with my Sager. All the Windows functions are in hi-res, but all of my programs - Chrome, Spotify, Steam, are in some weird resolution. I have an Nvidia card in my laptop. Any thoughts? Extremely aggravating!!!

Sam_PUG said:
mc962 said:
Change it (resolution ) back?

Or if you can, then maybe wait for the app makers to fix it, the final 8.1 was just released for the rest of us yesterday, so such things may not be out yet. I'm using the chrome browser right now and it's fine


My actual resolution is at the correct setting its just the desktop programs i installed which don't look right. I tried uninstalling skype desktop and re installing but it looks the same (Slightly fuzzy larger text) I only got it yesterday as well


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November 2, 2013 5:42:32 AM

Have you tried the solution that is chosen in this thread?!

-Right click on the program that has the problem, go to compability and down there is a option saying Disable display scaling on high DPI settings. Check it, apply, ok, reopen the program.
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November 2, 2013 7:30:44 PM

Yes! Sorry, wasn't clear enough in my post.

Tried the apply single scale option. It didn't not apply uniformly (Chrome worked, but others not.) And now it looks like when I run dual screens (laptop+LCD TV,) the laptop is working a lot harder (louder fan, higher processor loud,) then when I had not ticked the single scale option. Is that normal?

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November 13, 2013 3:19:02 PM

NikNakk said:
You can change this system-wide at:

Control Panel\Appearance and Personalisation\Display

Choose the option to 'Let me choose one scaling level for all displays' (if present) and choose 'Smaller - 100%'.

Before doing this I had the odd situation that windows changed to being scaled when I dragged them between displays.


Niknakk: I hope it's not redundant for me to post that your solution fixed my problem too. I just got 8.1 today and was very frustrated with the change in graphics - it changed my display to 150% which I may need someday, but not yet! Thanks.
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November 24, 2013 2:51:35 PM

I went to the Chrome customization icon, and chose, "re launch Chrome in Windows 8 mode" and now the resolution is back to normal.
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November 26, 2013 8:09:07 PM

Hey mate, I'm having the same problem on my Asus G55 and it's really pissing me off! Are you having any problems with your Internet as aswell? For example some web pages not loading up or anything because I'm encountering that problem.
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December 7, 2013 7:43:07 AM

I am using 3200x1800 and Windows 8.1. Here is what I did:

1. Desktop -> RightMouse, Personalise -> Display -> [ ] Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays
2. From the same place: Larger (size of all items) to the max.
3. Firefox seems to work perfectly out of the box. Nice proper sized UI, no problems with resolution.
4. For Chrome, I need to use the chrome.exe -> Properties -> [x] Disable display scaling on high DPI settings trick. But then the tabs/addressbar/bookmarks will be super small.

So is there a way to enlarge the Chrome UI while still maintaining the full resolution? Of course changing the www content size is easy, but how about the top interface size?
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January 29, 2014 7:47:57 AM

Before the windows 8.1 Upgrade, I had my display settings set to scale all my displays and make it 117% rather than 100%. I just found 100% was too small for the size of my monitor and created eye strain, so I scaled my display larger. This worked great in all my programs and internet in Windows 8, but once I upgraded to 8.1, it went back to the normal scaling in all my programs, even though my scaling options were set to make it larger.

I found something that corrected this problem.

If you want your screen size scaled LARGER and to work in all your programs as well, follow these steps for each program:

- Right Click on Program
- Choose Properties
- Click Compatibility Tab
- Check the Box that reads "Run this Program in Compatibility Mode for"
- Scroll Down and Choose "Windows 8"
- Click Apply

Wallah...The Program will now function with whatever Display Scaling Options you have set in your Windows 8.1 Settings!
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February 8, 2014 7:52:58 PM

HI HERE'S A QUICK FIX TO THE RESOLUTION ISSUE.

-Go to Desktop
-Right Click on the Desktop
-Open Personalize
-On lower left, click Display
-Check the box that says "Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays"
-Make sure you're set to Medium (125%)
-Click Apply
-Sign out
-When you sign back in, everything should be back to normal

I just tried it and the low res isn't making my eyes bleed anymore.

SOURCE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE3IUTPy1WA
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February 11, 2014 4:57:50 AM

MiDNiGHTsoul said:
Right click on the program that has the problem, go to compability and down there is a option saying Disable display scaling on high DPI settings. Check it, apply, ok, reopen the program.


Great! Thank You!
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April 2, 2014 6:24:21 AM

MiDNiGHTsoul said:
Right click on the program that has the problem, go to compability and down there is a option saying Disable display scaling on high DPI settings. Check it, apply, ok, reopen the program.


That worked for me! ...very smart, thanks!

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