App Scaling on High DPI Displays (FIX 2019)

5 (FIVE!!) years ago I posted an article titled "Adobe App Scaling on High DPI Displays (FIX)" that would help Windows users scale their older or non DPI aware application to be usable on their new high pixel density displays. This was needed since Windows (or Adobe) did not have a solution at the time and application elements would be too small for proper use.   Fast forward to April 2018 and Microsoft releases an update to Windows that offers built in High DPI settings. To this day get emails regarding the old solution despite updating it last year with this new solution. My hopes with this article is to encourage users to follow these steps and not the old ones.  How it's done: Right-click the shortcut icon of applications you want to adjust Select 'Properties' (If the icon is in the taskbar, you will have to right-click the second app icon) Select the 'Compatibility' tab  Select 'Change high DPI settings' at the bottom of the tab Check 'Override high DPI scaling behavior' at the bottom Select 'System (Enhanced)' from the drop down Select 'OK' and then 'OK' again to apply Launch the application to see the difference  [...]

By |2021-02-03T13:07:54-08:00July 8th, 2019|Electronics, Windows|172 Comments

Adobe App Scaling on High DPI Displays (FIX)

Please try the new solution by following this link: Windows High DPI Fix I recently purchased a new Yoga 2 Pro with a gorgeous 3200 x 1800 display. My main purposes for this device was to do some heavy lifting on the the road with many of my professional applications. I was quickly discouraged when I first fired up Fireworks, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator to find that I needed a magnifying glass to see simple menu options. There is the simple solution of downing the resolution to 1600 x 900 and changing the scaling to 100%, but you cut your gorgeous display down to a quarter of its previous glory…and that’s not the point. SO! Rather than change a bunch of setting every time I needed to use a few apps by Adobe, I started to seek out a better solution without much luck. […]

By |2021-02-03T13:15:13-08:00March 28th, 2014|Electronics, Windows|1,754 Comments
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