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How to change DPI and display scaling Windows 10

Hello! The visual aspect of the desktop and the icons are essential in the customization. Also, configuring them is important to improve the user experience. Since we can edit them according to our needs. Well, DPI stands for dots per inch and is closely related to pixels. In today’s post, we will see how to change DPI and display scaling Windows 10.

What is DPI?

As mentioned, DPI literally stands for dots per inch. In addition, it is a unit of measurement used to represent the dimensional levels of a monitor, which is used to determine the resolution of devices such as cameras and printers. This is used to determine the resolution of devices such as cameras and printers. On the other hand, the resolution and DPI of a monitor is already determined. Consequently, if we use an image with more DPI than the monitor, then it will look bigger.

How to change the DPI and scaling in Windows 10 from the Settings.

The first thing we have to do is to enter the Windows Settings. With this in mind, press the Win+I combination. Once there, click on System.

Windows Settings>System
Windows Settings>System

A new window will open. Please click on Display in the left column. Then scroll down in the menu on the right. You can modify the scale in the Scale and Layout section.

Modifying the display scaling in Windows 10
Modifying the display scaling in Windows 10

If you modify the percentage, you will see how the size of what you see on the display changes.

We can also set a custom scale. With this in mind, click on Advanced scaling settings.

In the next window, you will see two options related to the scale. First, the scaling fix for applications. And finally the custom scaling. Note that you can assign any value you want. However, you may cause some elements not to be displayed correctly. Therefore, proceed with caution.

Setting a custom scaling value.
Setting a custom scaling value.

Change DPI of a Windows 10 program

With the above method, we will set the changes in a general way. But it is also possible to edit the scaling to a specific program. This avoids program display problems when high scaling is performed. Please follow these steps. Right-click on the app shortcut. Then go to Properties.

Entering the program properties
Entering the program properties

Now please click on the Compatibility tab. Next, click on Change high DPI settings.

Modifying the DPI settings.

Next, check the box High DPI scaling override. And then select the System (enhanced) option.

This way you configure the DPI setting for a specific application. Okay, so ultimately we have seen how to change DPI and display scaling Windows 10. From now on you can correct the appearance of some problematic applications. See you later!

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