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How to change dots-per-Inch (DPI) settings and screen resolution

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This article will help you with DPI and screen resolution settings.

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Section 1: DPI Settings

Option 1: Windows 11

  1. Right-click on the desktop and select Display Settings.
  2. Click the Scale section
  3. Set the scaling setting to 100% (Recommended) from the drop-down list.
  4. Windows 11 will automatically apply the new DPI scaling.

Option 2: Windows 10

  1. Right-click on the desktop and select Display Settings.
  2. Select Change the size of text, apps, and other items, and then adjust the slider for each monitor.
  3. Set the DPI setting to Smaller - 100%.
  4. Select Apply.
  5. Select Log off now.

Section 2: Screen Resolution

Option 1: Windows 11

  1. Right-click on the desktop and select Display Settings.
  2. Right-click menu settings in Windows 11 with Display Settings highlighted. If this doesn’t open directly to the Display section of settings, find and click Display in the Start menu.
  3. Scroll down to the Scale & Layout section. 
  4. Select the drop-down next to Display resolution to select the screen resolution settings you want to use. Once you make the change it should take effect immediately.

Option 2: Windows 10

  1. Right-click on the Desktop and select Display Settings.
  2. Select Display.
  3. Select Advanced Display settings.
  4. Select Advanced sizing of text and other items.
  5. Select Set a custom scaling level link located in the paragraph titled Change size of items.
  6. Set percentage to 100%.
  7. Log out user and log in again.
  8. Alternative:
    • Right-click the Desktop, and then select Display Settings
    • Ensure everything is saved and closed out
    • In the middle of the screen, click Turn off custom scaling and sign out
    • Log in again



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