How To Adjust High-DPI scaling in Windows (Explained)

Windows and macOS, both are good operating systems. Some people prefer to use the Windows operating system and some of them prefer the MacOS.

However, people who do office-related work will prefer to use macOS. Because it is slightly better than windows.

Apple is always known for its best quality products. And the reason that MacOS devices perform better as compared to windows is their display.

It always uses high-quality retina displays that gives a lot of advantage to increase the overall user experience of using the macOS.

Now, Windows also started supporting the high resolutions display and hence it became a strong competitor of MacOS now.

Here in this article, I’ll explain to you – How to Adjust the high DPI scaling in Windows 10 to get the maximum visual qualities from your PC.

What Are High DPI Displays

These days, Full HD resolution is very common to display that everyone uses. But people who work on their computers for a longer span of time are also using the 4K displays which enhances their overall experiences.

Some budget segment laptops such as Lenovo Ideapad come with a basic 720p display. Whereas some of the laptops such as Microsoft Surface pro offer a very high-quality premium 4K display.

These laptops and PCs have very different PPI ( pixels per inch ) packed in the screen. A Higher pixel density display will deliver a more quality image than the lesser one.

However, there is no doubt that having higher pixel displays is great to use. But if you want to pack those pixels on a small display then it will not work properly.

DPI, which stands for Dots per inch is the concept created for printers. In simple language, it means, how many dots that a printer can print horizontally and vertically within an inch.

Similarly, If more pixels are installed on the screen then the GPU needs to print more dots to render the picture on the screen.

According to Microsoft, Windows 7 can easily support high DPI ( 120 to 144 dots per inch ) monitors.

But, while running the native resolutions on the high DPI screen, Many apps and games started appearing in a very small window.

The Pixels Per Inch Problem

Windows 10 supports very high-resolution displays. There are plenty of 1440p 144hz monitors that come with higher DPI.

But, the problem is, there are lots of applications that are currently not optimized for high resolution.

Hence those applications do not display well on the screen when they are running at their native resolutions.

Hence you will see the application window is very small because the screen has very high pixels per inches and the application is not coded to support the large height and width.

And, to solve this problem, Windows Scaling comes into play.

How To Adjust The Windows Scaling In High DPI Monitors?

Now, here is the complete process to adjust the windows scaling in high DPI monitors.

Step 1: Open Windows 10 Settings and go to the “System” tab.

Step 2: Under the “Display” tab, you will find the option of “Scale and layout”.

Step 3: Here select the suitable percentage that you want to scale. ( Typically it was set to “recommended” )

Step 4: Save it and then click on “Advanced scaling settings”.

Step 5: Here turn the “Let Windows Try To Fix Apps So They’re Not Blurry.” box on.

Save it and all done 🙂 Just a couple of min tasks.


Microsoft is trying to make Windows 10 a universal windows platform from all the PC apps and software.

That’s why it has lots of built-in features to adjust the screen size and other things to get the best graphic experience on it.

Hope you found this article helpful.

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