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Your high DPI desktop won’t look blurry with Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Creators Update is available worldwide now for all customers and is set to bring some new innovations like 3D for everyone, mixed reality and improvements to Microsoft Edge browser etc. If you are on a multiple monitor set up where the attached monitor is a high-DPI one, until now you might have been struggling to get a crisp and sharp icons or imagery which looked blurry or washed away, but things are going to change soon.

With Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft introduced mixed-mode DPI scaling and other high-DPI-related APIs. The purpose of the APIs was to give developers a way to handle dynamic DPI situations where a desktop application detects and responds to DPI changes at runtime.

The current major update for Windows 10 improves upon the already available APIs and fixes many of these issues.

The high-DPI improvements in the Creators Update fall in two categories:

  • Improvements for desktop application developers
  • Improvements for end users

For developer-focussed improvements, Microsoft is incrementally adding automatic per-monitor DPI scaling to desktop UI frameworks.

For end-user DPI-scaling improvements, Microsoft is introducing a few techniques like DPI-scaling overrides and System-enhanced DPI scaling.

For an in-depth information, please visit the source page.


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