Tip of the Day: Applications looks blurry after Windows 8.1

Today’s Tip…

After upgrading to Windows 8.1 some folks have found that applications may looks blurry.

This may be due to the  Windows 8.1 DPI Scaling Enhancement added by Windows 8.1

In order to solve the blurry application you can do one of the following:

Either to disable DPI scaling for one application with the following steps:

  1. Right click the application > Choose Properties
  2. Browse to Compatibility tab
  3. Select the checkbox “Disable display scaling on high DPI settings”


      4.   Click Apply and Ok

Or you may disable the DPI scaling for the Operating System

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Choose Appearance and Personalization
  3. Choose Display
  4. Select “Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays”
  5. Choose smaller 100%


     6.   You will need to sign out to get these new setting applied.

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  2. Scott says:

    What about if you have a 4k monitor and a non-4k monitor hooked up to the same system? How do you get 200% scaling on the 4k monitor and 100% on the non-4k monitor?

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