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How do I fix the DPI scaling on my laptop?

Asked by DominicX (28696 points ) December 19th, 2010

My new laptop has an enormous 1080p resolution and lately I’ve been getting headaches from using my computer, something that’s never happened to me before. So I decided to change the DPI scaling to 125% to make the text larger. Well, I did, but I found I didn’t like it as it messed up certain web pages and blurred and distorted icons, so I decided to switch back to 100%. Now all of a sudden the text on menus and programs (such as the text in the title bar for Firefox or something like that) is really really small, much smaller than the normal 100% size and I don’t know how to get it back to normal. What should I do?

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DominicX's avatar

Wow, so, I tried entering Safe Mode to fix my computer (someone on another site said to try adjust the text size on Safe Mode) and I must’ve pressed something wrong during the setup…I restarted it and the internet was off for no reason. So I restarted the computer again and then all of a sudden I smelled a hideous burning plastic smell and my laptop just turned itself off. Now my whole room smells like burnt plastic/metal.

I’ll be returning it as soon as possible. I don’t know what the hell is going on, but wow.

1alpha1's avatar

You have to open up the same desktop screen resulution program by right clicking on the desk top and selecting screen resulution. The setting is in the same program, and change the settings back.

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