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LWE10195 : DPI scaling in Windows XP and Vista

Symptom:

Optimize size of fonts and icons with increasing resolution

Cause:

The larger the display resolution (good!), the smaller are icons, buttons and fonts (bad!)

Solution:

With Windows XP and Vista the default setting for display resolution of 96dpi can be changed to "large" (120dpi or 125%) or to a custom setting from 20% to 500% (or 480dpi).

WARNING!!! Don't mess with settings larger than 192dpi (200%) - you might not find your <ok> button to return to normal setting...

However, if you already did so, set your advanced display setting back to "normal" (96dpi) and just hit the enter-key. If asked to reboot, do so and all will be fine.

How to get there?

Windows XP:
right click on Desktop - "Properties" - Tab "Settings" and choose button "advanced"

Windows Vista:
right click on Desktop - "Personalize" - then choose "Adjust font size (DPI)" in the left frame

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