Application is blurry on Win 8 Tablet / Enable DPI Awareness?

  • Kian

    Kian - 2013-02-12

    When using notepad++ on a windows tablet (surface pro), the application appears fuzzy / text and icons are blurry. A quick search shows that the application might not support DPI scaling in windows. I'm wondering/hoping this can be added?

    Another user wrote up this same issue against the 7-zip app; his description contains good detail:


    Last edit: Kian 2013-02-12
  • François-R Boyer

    Until it is fixed in Notepad++... I have not tried in Win 8, but in Win 7 there is a setting called "disable display scaling on high DPI settings", when you right-click on an executable file and go to Properties->Compatibility. If that setting works also in Win 8, you will then only have to set your fonts a little bigger in Notepad++ configuration so that it does not appear too small on your screen.

  • Tilo

    Tilo - 2013-12-31

    Hi, when you "disable display scaling on high DPI settings" the tabs looks bad see attached screenshot.


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