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Windows 7: Simulate higher screen resolution

19 Jun 2012   #1
dino13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Simulate higher screen resolution

Hi,

I have a 22' monitor with a resolution of 1680x1050px...
When I am working on my pictures for example in Adobe Lightroom the UI is very big and it lets about half of the monitor space for the actual image... I know that people having bigger screens with higher resolutions have the UI MUCH smaller, and I also know that the screen resolution is physically limited so I don't want to set my resolution to for example 2560x1600px but I want to decrease the size of everything on the desktop... Like just scale it down like you can do with the icons with simply holding Control and rolling the mouse when but with the whole desktop, the mouse, the UI, the start, etc. etc.

Can anyone help me ?

Update: A good picture of what I am trying to achieve is when you set the DPI to 125 or 150% but I want to set it to like 50 or 75%


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23 Jun 2012   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

This should work, but the usual warnings about tweaking the registry, make a backup 1st (a system image is even better). Use at your own risk!

Registry - Backup and Restore

Vista less than 96 DPI by registry change | Message 8 of 25 | TechRepublic

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23 Jun 2012   #3
dino13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the answer but it didn't work... It did scale down only the login screen text and icons but did not affect the regular desktop...
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23 Jun 2012   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Bummer From what I read, it would mess with the fonts in many programs anyway.

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