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Old 03-17-2018, 11:16 PM   #1
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The Lenovo Yoga 920 is a 14" laptop that comes with screen resolution of 3840 x 2160. Would that not make all the icons and text too tiny.

   
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If you go to Settings >System you can scale the desktop. My laptop's default is 125% which I found to be about right but is easy enough to change.

   
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I have my desktop system (1920x1200) DPI set to 115% and the Dell laptop I use as a testbed (can't remember the res--will check the next time I boot it up) has the DPI set to 125% if I'm remembering correctly.

Then, of course, I can play with the fonts, font styles and font sizes via the Appearance options which Microsoft in its infinite wisdom has removed from Win8/8.1 and Win10--yes...I'm being snarky...sorry...'-}}




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I remember spending far too much time with all of that back in the day!

Should you really want to fiddle with font sizes and styles there is a 3rd party tool from WinTools called System Font Size Changer.

Changing the font is a bit more involved as you need to do a registry edit - something I wouldn't recommend unless you know what you are doing!

If you have an earlier version on Win 10 than the Creators Update there is the option of going to Advanced display settings to tweak sizes of stuff.

   
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I was avoiding that because the interface recommends leaving this alone. But, if it works, it works.

   
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bo: I remember spending far too much time with all of that back in the day!
Me too!!!! until...I discovered that you can copy the .theme file(s)--created when you do a Save after mucking with the Appearance settings--from one system to another which made things so much easier. Depending on the differences between systems, sometimes I don't have to mod anything on the new system and sometimes it takes a little tweak here and there but overall, it's much quicker.


Microsoft's removal of the Appearance settings is what made me stick with Win7 when Win8/8.1 was released. Combine that with the lack of user control over updates in Win10 reaffirmed my sticking with Win7...



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Pondering this more. With high resolution, zooming on something (so you can see it better/close up) could exceed the resolution. IOW. zooming in you see it bigger, but with the mushy definition. But then the question becomes "why bother mentioning this." I'm still working on that.

   
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Yeah...it's a bit of a balancing act....



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How about a variable resolution screen that auto-adjusts to match what's needed for that zoom level.

   
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Scaling and zooming are different - zooming can have the result you mention, scaling scales (well it would...) interface components such as application chrome, icons and buttons etc. - but the screen resolution stays the same. Unless you change that, but if you do you might not need to adjust the scaling!

   
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