New Advanced Display and High DPI Settings in Windows 10

The much anticipated and talked about Windows 10 update is here, and it brings in a lot of new features and functionality. If you’ve already not upgraded to Windows 10 v1803, check out our guide on how to do so. Out of all the features, a lot of display-centric features have been introduced. If you use multiple monitors, then there is some good news for you. In this post, we are going to talk about new Display settings introduced in Windows 10 v1803.

Mostly the Display Settings remain unchanged, and the page looks familiar. There are a few additions that bring in the change. The new features aim to improve the display quality on a variety of devices and brings automatic fixes to some display issues.

Advanced Scaling Settings in Windows 10

Did you ever have to face blurry programs and text on the screen? Well if yes, this latest feature can help you with that. Under Settings > System > Display > Advanced scaling settings, you can now find a feature called Let Windows try to fix apps so they’re not blurry. Blurry Applications usually occurred when you connected/disconnected an external display or a projector.

With this feature in place, you will not have to sign-out or restart your computer to fix any of these blurry applications. Also, whenever a display is unplugged, Windows will notify you about the blurry applications, and you can directly fix them from the notification actions itself. This feature is really very useful for people who use multiple monitors with their laptops. It can save time and frustration that went into fixing blurry applications.

Not just this, there is also an option to define DPI settings individually for exe programs that will override system settings. This gives you more control over DPI settings and can fix almost all scaling issues. Right-click an exe file, go to Compatibility and then select Change High DPI Settings. In this settings window, you can define custom DPI settings for this program. You can also select when the program should override system’s DPI settings.

Addition of this feature gives you more control, and at the same time lets, you fix any particular application that is not coming up on screen properly.

Advanced Display Settings in Windows 10

This page is completely new and was added to Windows with v1803. Currently, this page does not offer much but seems like it is a place where Microsoft will be adding more features. Currently, Advanced Display Settings page tells you about the screens that you have connected to your computer. Moreover, it can tell you which graphics processor is powering a screen. Other than that, it displays some basic information such as resolution, refresh rate, bit depth, color format, color space etc.

Also, there is an option that links to the display adapter properties that a display is using. From Adapter Properties, you can change some of the important settings.

Graphics Settings

Advanced Display and High DPI Settings

This Graphic Setting was also introduced in the recent update, and it lets you customize the graphics performance of individual apps. You can select any Classic or Universal App and define the GPU it should use.

Hope you find this information useful.

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