AJerman, on 29 January 2013 - 17:46, said:
Is it or is it something that apps have found a workaround for? It seems to me like it shouldn't have happened in the first place, and maybe that's why many apps don't have the issue now when they used to, because they are fixed now. Either way, maybe I'll give it a try again, but there are still so many reasons why DPI scaling seems so poor. Fonts are terribly ugly, even when they aren't scaled and blurry, and it's Microsoft's ecosystem. I know they can't control third parties, but they can push them to support high DPI better. It's time.
Perhaps I can get some more interesting screenshots...
Well those were famous last words if I've ever said them.
Changed my resolution to native (3840x2400) and DPI to 150% to take a look at some things. Changing my screen resolution and DPI caused explorer to stop responding. Explorer not responding caused me to do a ctrl-alt-del to try to open task manager to restart it. Clicking task manager caused my entire computer to hang. My hung computer caused me to have to turn it off by holding the power button. Holding the power button to turn it off managed to corrupt my system drive. This caused me to spend an hour trying to recover it, only to remember the entire hard drive is encrypted (work) and there was no way to unlock it and then boot into recovery software, so I was screwed. Changing my screen resolution and DPI tanked my entire work computer. Thanks Microsoft and AMD!! Keep up the awesome work.
And of course a reformat and reinstall wouldn't be so bad.... if it weren't pulling OS image files from completely across the country. Instead reinstalling took 4 hours. God dammit I hate computers sometimes.
Now it's 9 PM and I'd like to go home.