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Monitor Scaling in Windows 10

Lloyd Chumbley
8 discussion posts
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->isplay) 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%.

Could you add the ability to change scaling as a part of a Monitor Configuration profile? 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.

Oct 26, 2018  • #2
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
Gerhard Zelenka
1 discussion post
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
Haroon Q. Raja
1 discussion post
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
Jodi Enda
1 discussion post
Same here. Please add Scaling to the Monitor Profile options.
Jul 31, 2019  • #7
Christian Treffler
39 discussion posts

Add me to the list of supporters for this feature, please.
Aug 7, 2019  • #8
François Beauvais
15 discussion posts
I would also like this!
Aug 8, 2019  • #9
1 discussion post
yes please
Sep 20, 2019  • #10
Michael Fritz30741
1 discussion post
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
Kevin Scharnhorst
21 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
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
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.

Sep 16, 2020  • #16
2 discussion posts
Excellent news, I was just thinking about asking about this.
Nov 1, 2020  • #17
Klaas Hobo
2 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
Jon-Håkon Bøe Røli568130
1 discussion post
+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
Feb 4, 2021  • #20
2 discussion posts
+1 for me too, please add this feature.
Feb 7, 2021  • #21
Klaas Hobo
2 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
1 discussion post
Add me to the list, please. I hope 10.0 gets here soon.
Apr 6, 2021  • #24
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