Display scaling has been a problem for a long time, and even though, Windows 10 has introduced changes to prevent blurry apps as a result of incorrect scaling, it’s still a big issue, especially when using traditional desktop applications and multi-monitor setups.
However, the operating system includes an option in the Settings app to make it easier to fix apps when they become blurry without having to sign out. For instance, when changing the display settings, running a remote session, or docking and undocking a device.
This guide will teach you the steps to use Windows 10 settings to fix scaling issues on your computer.
- Fix blurry apps on Windows 10
- Fix app scaling issues individually on Windows 10
Fix blurry apps on Windows 10
To fix blurry apps from the Settings app on Windows 10, use these steps:
Open Settings on Windows 10.
Click on System.
Click on Display.
Under “Scale and layout,” click the “Advanced scaling settings” option.
Turn on the “Let Windows try to fix apps so they’re not blurry” toggle switch.
Once you complete the steps, Windows 10 will try to make sure apps don’t look blurry the next time you open the app without having to sign out and sign back into your device.
In addition, if the system detects that you may be running a blurry app, a notification will inform you that there’s an option to fix this issue when you reopen the app.
This feature only works for apps running on your primary display. If you use a multi-monitor setup with different scale factors, apps may still look blurry on secondary monitors. Furthermore, this may not work with every program.
Fix app scaling issues individually on Windows 10
To fix scaling issues on applications individually overriding the global scaling settings on Windows 10, use these steps:
Right-click the .exe of the app.
Click on Properties.
Click the Compatibility tab.
Under “Settings,” click the “Change high DPI settings” button.
Check the “Use this setting to fix scaling problems for this program instead of the one in Settings” option.
Choose when to apply the scaling settings, including when opening the app or when signing in to Windows 10.
Check the “Override high DPI scaling behavior” option.
Choose the behavior with the drop-drop menu, including “Application,” “System,” or “System (Enhanced).”
Click the OK button.
Click the Apply button.
Click the OK button.
After completing the steps, even though, you may have specific global scaling settings configured on Windows 10, the app will not respond to those settings. Instead, it’ll use the custom settings you selected within the “Compatibility” settings.