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#1 quentez

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:41

Hello,

 

I installed the Windows 8.1 yesterday on my Retina MacBook Pro, and apart from the sound, everything works pretty well. Now the thing is that I used Windows 8 with a 175% High-Dpi setting, and it worked pretty well, but I can't do the same in 8.1.

 

(I actually don't understand all the news sites saying Win8.1 *finally* introduces scaling... I've been using it since the Win8 rtm and it's been very good).

 

On Windows 8 you could specify a custom scaling percentage, and while 175% wasn't in the default list, I could specify it myself. In 8.1 however, you can't select something outside of the list, and the available steps are: 125%, 150% and 200%, but no 175%.

 

Does anyone know a solution to this? I'm open to any weird registry hack that will allow me to specify a custom DPI scaling percentage.

 

Thank you for reading ;) !




#2 notuptome2004

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:56

Windows  8.1  introduce independent  scaling so  if you drag a program from your main screen that is low DPI hardware to a very high res  high DPI monitor  windows will auto adjust  it.



#3 OP quentez

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 22:54

What you point out is true. But I fail to see how it's relevant to my issue: the problem that I face is that I cannot set the right scaling/zoom level on one of my monitors as they removed the ability to set a custom value and don't currently allow for 175% scaling.



#4 George P

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 06:19

What you point out is true. But I fail to see how it's relevant to my issue: the problem that I face is that I cannot set the right scaling/zoom level on one of my monitors as they removed the ability to set a custom value and don't currently allow for 175% scaling.

 

NVM.   I didn't read your comment right.



#5 mhweb

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 13:50

Remember that you can also Custom sizing options and choose from 100% to %500.

 

Thanks,



#6 notuptome2004

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:17

Windows 8.1 does this  auto for you  so you dont have to and the options are still there just  type in search dpi