Fix Blurry Fonts in Windows 10 - DPI Scaling Fix

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  1. Ultra Male

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  2. gastro

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    This link neither works nor does it look legit.
     
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    #3 Ultra Male, Oct 5, 2015
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    What exactly does this do? I thought windows 10 forced all apps to scale even if they weren't designed to (which is why blurry fonts). However, in Win8 if the app wasn't designed to scale it wouldn't and everything would be real small. Or am I wrong?
     
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    #5 naseap, Oct 5, 2015
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    This definitely works. I just tried it on a program I use that has noticeably blurred text in a high dpi setting. Went in to properties and checked disable display scaling on high dpi settings and the text is no longer blurred. Thanks.
     

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  6. Ultra Male

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    Windows 8 had a problem.........

    See, in Windows 7, once you choose a scaling level, it applies that scaling level to all screens which is perfect.......

    In Windows 8, by default it was the same way as Windows 10, it would apply the scaling level to some windows but not all, leaving you with blurry icons/text. The way around that was to check the box that says "Apply this scaling level to all connected displays" or something like that.

    In Windows 10, they removed that option altogether that's why people would have blurry screens on some windows like device manager, GPEDIT, Services.msc, Computer Management, etc.

    This utility fixes that by applying that same setting which was available in Windows 8
     
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    It wasn't when I tried it, smart guy.
     
  8. Ultra Male

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    NP man, enjoy
     
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  13. genenioo

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    A little confused. Would you say mine is corrected properly from the images displayed?
     
  14. odiebugs1

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    If the pic on top is scaling up over 100% and the pic under it is the tool fixing blur, then it's not fixing the blur, it's only reducing the scaling. When you scale up and fix, the image size must remain the same size and blur corrected, not scale back down and making the image smaller or back to original size.
     
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  15. Ultra Male

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    The image below is how it should be, that is apply the same scaling level to all windows/screens
     
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    One of the things I had HUGE hopes for with Win10 was that this would be fixed. Or at least better implemented. I kind of think that all MS has to do is use vector fonts everywhere and stop with the bitmap ones.
     
  17. raiden89

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    Hmm tempted to try this on my Surface 3. Skype has a horribad blurry font problem that almost makes it undesirable to use. I'll try this later and see if it fixes Skype and other things that look a little blurry.