[Solved] How Do I Adjust Monitor’s Dots Per Inch (DPI) Scaling Setting in Windows

When viewing monitor screen is difficult, increasing Dots Per Inch (DPI) Scaling settings to change the size of desktop icons, text, and other items on the monitor screen can fix the issue. This is a feature built into Windows. Follow below steps to adjust the DPI Scaling settings.

Step 1: Click Start > Control Panel.

Step 2: Type Display into the search text field at the top right of the window. Click Display.

Step 3: Select one of the three options below and click Apply to save the changes:

  • Smaller – 100% = 96 DPI (Pixels / Dots Per Inch), default
  • Medium – 125% = 120 DPI (Pixels / Dots Per Inch)
  • Larger – 150% = 144 DPI (Pixels / Dots Per Inch)
Adjust the DPI Scaling in Windows
Adjust the DPI Scaling in Windows

Step 4: Click on Log off now button.

Step 5: To further customize the text size, click Set customer text size (DPI) link on the left side of the window.

Step 6: The DPI Scaling dialog box appears. You can use the menu to choose a custom DPI scaling or drag the ruler left and right.

Custom DPI Setting in Windows
Custom DPI Setting in Windows

Note: Check Use Windows XP style DPI scaling box to make text and items clearer in programs that are not designed for higher settings than 96 DPI (100%).

Step 7: Click OK button to save the new DPI setting.