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Monitor Scaling in Windows 10

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Lloyd Chumbley
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I have a Microsoft Surface. When I am working as a standalone without monitors, I set the screen to 1920 x 1280 but the text is a bit small so I go into Windows 10 settings (System->Display) and under "Scale and layout" I change the "Change the size of text, apps, and other items" to 125%.

When I go back to my desktop setup with multiple monitors, I have to manually go back into Windows 10 settings and set this back to 100%.

[U]Could you add the ability to change scaling as a part of a Monitor Configuration profile?[/U] This way, I could have my single monitor profile to 1920 x 1280 with scaling of 125% but the desktop profile would be 1920 x 1280 with a scaling of 100%.

I hope this makes sense. I have attached a screenshot of the Windows 10 settings screen in case you do not understand what parameter I am changing.

Thank you,
Lloyd C
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Oct 25, 2018  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It does make sense, and we're actually planning to add this at some point :)

I've added your info to the ticket and we'll be sure to let you know if/when we're able to get it implemented.

Thanks!
Oct 26, 2018  • #2
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bnz
2 discussion posts
I second that request. In fact, it totally useful for anyone who uses 4k or 5k screens for different usage profiles (e.g. 4x 1080p with multiple apps (=scaling 1.0) vs. 1x 4k for hidpi website browsing (=scaling 1.5)). I'm actually kind of surprised that it's missing given the vast amount of functionality otherwise.
Mar 25, 2019  • #3
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Gerhard Zelenka
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Hi Chris, I would also like to be able to save display scaling as part of monitor profiles - can you please add me to the update ticket to be notified if you're able to add this functionality? Thanks for your help.
May 9, 2019  • #4
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I've added your info to the ticket, thanks!
May 9, 2019  • #5
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Haroon Q. Raja
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I also need this feature. I use a 55" 4k screen as my external monitor with my laptop when I have it docked. To best utilize the screen real estate, I've split it into four monitors with DisplayFusion, with scaling set to 150% in Windows 10 display settings, and all works well while I'm sitting on my desk and working. However, when I move back a few feek away to my bed, I need to switch to a different profile that's a single monitor, along with changing the scaling to 300% from Windows 10 display settings in order to actually be able to see things on the screens from such distance. Having scaling options as part of DisplayFusion monitor profiles would mean I'd need to change only the DisplayFusion profile each time I need to make the switch, rather than having to change both the DisplayFusion profile AND windows scaling from display settings.
May 24, 2019 (modified May 24, 2019)  • #6
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Jodi Enda
1 discussion post
Same here. Please add Scaling to the Monitor Profile options.
Jul 31, 2019  • #7
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Christian Treffler
42 discussion posts
Hi,

Add me to the list of supporters for this feature, please.
Aug 7, 2019  • #8
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François Beauvais
19 discussion posts
I would also like this!
Aug 8, 2019  • #9
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c26zwj
1 discussion post
yes please
Sep 20, 2019  • #10
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Michael Fritz30741
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Yes please!! Our whole company is using DisplayFusion and we got >50% UHD displays in place already. Not supporting scaling factor makes DisplayFusion more or less useless and we need to search alternatives soon...
Jan 16, 2020  • #11
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Kevin Scharnhorst
50 discussion posts
Keith and DF devs, in my hunt to figure out why changing scaling would change some registry values, but changing those values did not change the scaling (until next login) I came across someone who was close to the answer. I fell out of contact for a bit, and soon afterward they had the problem licked it seems.
Have a look at his github repo and I believe you would finally be able to implement a per monitor scaling option into monitor configurations.

As much as I'd like to help more, I'm a C# dev... C++ is not in my wheelhouse.
Mar 10, 2020  • #12
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Kevin: No worries at all, that's really helpful, thanks!
Mar 10, 2020  • #13
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redbull666
1 discussion post
I need this as well! I am holding back purchasing DF due to lacking this feature. Any progress to report?
Sep 15, 2020  • #14
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janerikSH
4 discussion posts
Me too
Sep 15, 2020  • #15
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We've actually made some progress on this, and we're hoping to have it implemented for the next major version after 9.7.1.

Thanks!
Sep 16, 2020  • #16
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Heathy65
2 discussion posts
Excellent news, I was just thinking about asking about this.
Nov 1, 2020  • #17
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Klaas Hobo
3 discussion posts
I too would be noted when this feature is ready to use. I have made a request for this about 1,5 year ago so if I'm not already on the list can you please add me to it again?
Nov 15, 2020  • #18
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
We'll follow-up in this thread for sure, so you should get notified when we do that :)
Nov 16, 2020  • #19
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Jon-Håkon Bøe Røli568130
2 discussion posts
+1 for this feature!
Working on my laptop only, i set scale to 100 %, but when using it as a secondary screen when docked, I have to set it to 125 %.
Would indeed be very handy to swap this with monitor profiles, as I often need to do this multiple times a day :laugh:
Feb 4, 2021  • #20
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Heathy65
2 discussion posts
+1 for me too, please add this feature.
Feb 7, 2021  • #21
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Klaas Hobo
3 discussion posts
HI Keith, this was planned for 9.7.1, can you give some estimation on when to expect this?
Feb 7, 2021  • #22
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I believe we're now targeting 10.0 for storing DPI scaling with Monitor Profiles.
Feb 10, 2021  • #23
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LadyAsh
1 discussion post
Add me to the list, please. I hope 10.0 gets here soon.
Apr 6, 2021  • #24
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Bryan Krauthamer571146
1 discussion post
Any updates on this please? Pretty please?
Aug 31, 2021  • #25
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No updates yet, sorry.
Aug 31, 2021  • #26
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Sacco Belmonte74130
3 discussion posts
Same here :( I so want this feature.
My new M28U monitor requires 175% at 4K and 100% at 1080p and the windows 10 / 11 scaling is very dumbbbbbbb
Actually at 1080p it would look better if I could choose 80% scaling but windows doesn't allow for scaling below 100% (again, dumb)
Nov 13, 2021 (modified Nov 13, 2021)  • #27
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Lloyd Chumbley
10 discussion posts
A little over 3 years ago a small idea was born. It seemed simple: Allow monitor scaling to be a part of saved DisplayFusion profiles.

It has been a good journey. We have had several people come on board to support the idea. Several even seemed to have a few ways to build on the concept. A few times it looked like we were close. It might just happen!!! And then COVID hit and it became even more important as we had to work in our living rooms, bedrooms and, yes, even in the yard.

Tears were shed when the promises seem to come up empty. But I implore you to remember the laughter we had as well ("Whats the problem? its only 17 keystrokes to do it manually!!!").

As I begin to contemplate retirement in the coming new year, I may have to get off this bus and join another train going another direction. But I ask you all: Don't lose the faith!!! I am sure before the end of the millennium one of two things will happen: first, just maybe, just maybe, The Fortress will find a way to put the feature in one of the releases; but if not, Windows 11 will most certainly come along and make us all want to buy Macs where things like this are a part of the operating system.

I will probably be around for at least a few weeks. Feel free to drop me a note and say hello!!!

...Rusty
Nov 30, 2021  • #28
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Lloyd Chumbley
10 discussion posts
A little over 3 years ago a small idea was born. It seemed simple: Allow monitor scaling to be a part of saved DisplayFusion profiles.

It has been a good journey. We have had several people come on board to support the idea. Several even seemed to have a few ways to build on the concept. A few times it looked like we were close. It might just happen!!! And then COVID hit and it became even more important as we had to work in our living rooms, bedrooms and, yes, even in the yard.

Tears were shed when the promises seem to come up empty. But I implore you to remember the laughter we had as well ("Whats the problem? its only 17 keystrokes to do it manually!!!").

As I begin to contemplate retirement in the coming new year, I may have to get off this bus and join another train going another direction. But I ask you all: Don't lose the faith!!! I am sure before the end of the millennium one of two things will happen: first, just maybe, just maybe, The Fortress will find a way to put the feature in one of the releases; but if not, Windows 11 will most certainly come along and make us all want to buy Macs where things like this are a part of the operating system.

I will probably be around for at least a few weeks. Feel free to drop me a note and say hello!!!

...Rusty
Nov 30, 2021  • #29
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shawnzarelli
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I recently bought Display Fusion, and I would like to add my plea to the cacophony of voices asking for the ability to save DPI scaling per monitor profile. And furthermore, the ability to save custom scaling per monitor with finer granularity than Windows 10 exposes would be extremely helpful.

In my case, I have a laptop that has a 15" 4K primary monitor plus a half-height secondary monitor built into the body of the laptop right above the keyboard.
The primary monitor is 3840 x 2160 and Windows 10 allows scaling up to 250%, which is pretty useful given the very high DPI at this resolution/size combo.

However, the secondary "half-monitor" is 3840 x 1100 and Windows 10 only allows up to 175% scaling on it. Some things are very difficult to read at this scale, plus it's really annoying to drag objects from one monitor to the other and have them be different size. It's making the secondary monitor less useful than the marketing suggested it would be.

I would love it if Display Fusion opened up the possibilities here, to get around Windows 10's seemingly arbitrary limitations.

EDIT: And that's not even to mention the two 1080P monitors I have hooked up to the laptop's dock. :D
Dec 10, 2021 (modified Dec 10, 2021)  • #30
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afevis
4 discussion posts
This feature would be amazing :)
I regularly switch between 1440p and 4k since 1440 runs at 120hz and 4k runs at 60hz
Apr 20, 2022 (modified Apr 20, 2022)  • #31
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Richard Grech
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I can't believe this was suggested four years ago, acknowledged as something that was already in the plans to be added to the application, but yet still isn't here. Disappointing.
Apr 28, 2022 (modified Apr 28, 2022)  • #32
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David Oslager
1 discussion post
+1 for this feature.

I travel a lot and constantly connecting to hotel/customer TVs via HDMI and windows seems to always want to set the scaling to what it thinks i want. I just purchased DisplayFusion and i am very surprised this feature is not already implemented.

FWIW, i'm using Windows 11 and the latest version as of this post (9.9)
Jun 8, 2022  • #33
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Fernando Calleja92856
2 discussion posts
Another plea for this feature!
I constantly change between 1440p-120hz and 4k-60hz and having to manually adjust scaling is driving me nuts.
Aug 31, 2022 (modified Aug 31, 2022)  • #34
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KevinLambert77
4 discussion posts
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I can't believe this was suggested four years ago, acknowledged as something that was already in the plans to be added to the application, but yet still isn't here. Disappointing.


You are 100% correct. However, at this stage I think "disappointing" is a massive understatement. This should have been a day 1 option. Anyone using multiple monitors (especially different sizes and resolutions) with various applications needs an option like this.

I genuinely love DF, but I feel like so much of it is over-engineered fringe options that most people don't / won't use. Meanwhile, options that we're begging for are either put on the back burner or simply never implemented. :'(

I'm dumber than hell, I couldn't make a program half as good as DF even if I had a thousand years. Nevertheless, I still feel that DF could be streamlined and the highly sought-after options could be implemented without losing users. If there was a program comparable to DF with good basic options (like monitor scaling) and without the clutter, I'd at least give it a try.

Side note: When I swap monitor profiles, some scaling on my other monitor's DF taskbars are wonky; For instance, the time and date is huge and cut off. Force scaling each monitor on a profile could fix this issue. This is not the only reason I want monitor scaling, just that it's one of the issues caused by not having proper scaling / forced scaling.
Oct 5, 2022  • #35
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Bachelor Sun34083
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why this is still not supported?
if display dusionsupport this,I would buy it immedematley!
Nov 28, 2022  • #36
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
The next beta will have the ability to set the monitor scaling value in the monitor config/monitor profiles :)
Nov 28, 2022  • #37
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It's been a long time coming, but we've finally added the ability to set the monitor scaling level in DisplayFusion's Monitor Configuration and Monitor Profiles. This is available in the latest beta version, here: https://www.displayfusion.com/download/beta

Thanks!
Dec 1, 2022  • #38
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Klaas Hobo
3 discussion posts
Yes it's working great! Finally I can use it.

Thanks a lot fot this
Dec 4, 2022  • #39
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Stephen Richards1
7 discussion posts
The DPI setting appears to override the Windows DPI Scaling, which is a problem (for me) because I use custom scaling of 110% due to monitor size and resolution.

I have overriden in the DF registry and it seems to be working at 110%, though I think it would be beneficial to either turn of DF Scaling or allow custom percents.

When I installed the beta 18 the DF scaling was defaulted to 100% and it immediately overrode my monitor scaling to 100% moving windows and making everything smaller. Windows scaling still showed 110%. Changing DF scaling to 125% makes the display contents too large for me.

Thx.
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Dec 5, 2022  • #40
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@Stephen Richards1: Thanks for letting us know about this. We've reproduced the same behaviour here and will add it to our list to fix up.
Dec 5, 2022  • #41
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Jon-Håkon Bøe Røli568130
2 discussion posts
Yay! Works great, thanks for this :laugh:
Dec 12, 2022  • #42
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Fernando Calleja92856
2 discussion posts
Do we know when this will be added to the final release so Steam users see it too?
Dec 21, 2022  • #43
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afevis
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Do we know when this will be added to the final release so Steam users see it too?


You are able to use the beta with the steam version.

DisplayFusion Settings > Options tab, you can enable "Check for new beta versions", and then press the "Check for updates now" button.
Dec 21, 2022  • #44
Owen Muhlethaler (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
This issue should be fixed up in the latest beta, available here: https://www.displayfusion.com/Download/Beta. Please let me know if you still run into any trouble after updating.

Thanks!
19 days ago (modified 19 days ago)  • #45
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