Windows 8.1 Multiple Screen Bug - Ruins Development on New Laptops - by ManOfFaith1

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ID 832467 Comments
Status Active Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 3/11/2014 9:01:14 PM
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This issue does not have anything to do with Windows Powershell, but I think it is very important and should be passed along. The new laptops with 3200 x 1800 resolution do not have good DPI Scaling. Many applications do not work with DPI Scaling properly. Nevertheless, I found a solution to this problem. The solution is to connect another monitor to use for those applications and I do not mind doing so as I am a developer and like multiple screens. The problem with this solution is that I can't extend the monitors and expect to see the DPI Scaling to work separately on both screens. You have to set up the DPI scaling to only work for the 1920 x 1080 monitor while you work on the specific application you're trying to use. Under Appearance and Personalizations -> Display -> Screen Resolutions, you can find "Make text and other items larger or smaller" where you would check "Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays" to change the scaling to the 1080p monitor's needs. I would like to be able to have DPI Scaling for both monitors and not for just the one. Otherwise, it's pointless having 2 monitors to develop on. And yes, the DPI Scaling isn't done automatically on the monitors by Windows 8.1.
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