Configure DPI Settings in Windows 8.1 Using Registry

Windows 8.1 is providing us the Dots Per Inch (DPI) Scaling to be configured for consistent experience on display. This DPI Scaling handles the way your computer give the size to fonts, icons etc. per display. For an instance, if you’re running your device at resolution at or above 1366×768 pixels, then DPI Scaling in your case should be a hundred of percent. Here is the window, form where you can configure DPI Settings in Windows 8.1:

configure DPI settings in windows 8

In Windows 8, there exists only two options to configure DPI Settings between 100 & 150 percents. Fortunately, Windows 8.1 has got the per display DPI Settings feature support, so you can select from 8 different ways to let DPI Scaling handle your device. This article will provide the advanced way to fix DPI Scaling using registry modification.

Why do You Need to Change Windows DPI ?

DPI Scaling becomes an important consideration while you’re running the operating system in order to project it on a television. While projecting it on the television screen, the relative size of the tiles from Start Screen may be non-uniform, which looks cumbersome. So if you have configured DPI Scaling to its best, you can easily project the tiles from a 10” monitor to 42” television without losing relative proportion of tiles.

So without wasting your time anymore, lets see the how to part:

Modify DPI Scaling Using Registry Editor

1. Press Windows Key + R and put regedit in Run dialog box, click OK to open Registry Editor.

open regedit in windows 8.1

2. Navigate here:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

Change dpi display settings in windows 8.1

3. In the right pane of this location, look for the DWORD name LogPixels (refer to above screenshot). Double click on it to modify, so that you’ll got this:

changing DPI value in windows 8.1

4. Put the following Value data as per your requirement and click OK.

96   –   Smaller 100%

120   –  Medium 125%

144  –   Larger 150%

192   –   Extra Large 200%

240  –  Custom 250%

288  –  Custom 300%   – 

384  –  Custom 400%

480  –   Custom 500%

That’s it. Reboot to see changes. So you have configured the DPI Scaling using registry which overrides the manual way. Hope you enjoyed the tip!

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Pritam Patil - July 23, 2013

Nice article..Keep it up !


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