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Windows 7: Can i zoom in on small application windows to make them bigger?

14 Oct 2013   #1
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Can i zoom in on small application windows to make them bigger?

So this may be a little confusing but here we go. As of now I have been playing battlefield 4 the game runs okay on my card while in windowed mode, and while the window is really small maybe medium size I was wondering if their is a way to zoom in on a small application window. In his case battlefield 4 to make it appear bigger than what it really is while I play it at a resolution that allows the game to perform well on my graphics card. The easiest way to describe it if my previous description was too complicated if you was to make you're browser window half the size of you're screen is there a way to make it appear to be bigger or full screen while it remains at the size thats half of you're screen Kind of similar to the magnifier found in windows that allows you to see various things on you're desktop as if you was looking through a magnifying glass. Sorry for the long description


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14 Oct 2013   #2
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I don't think you can, if you're playing in windowed mode the game will set the size of the window to best suit the set resolution. What resolution do you set and what settings are you playing on? BF4 is pretty intensive for a 5000 series GPU to be honest. It may be a stress on your CPU too for that matter but I'm not too sure on that one.
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15 Oct 2013   #3
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
So this may be a little confusing but here we go. As of now I have been playing battlefield 4 the game runs okay on my card while in windowed mode, and while the window is really small maybe medium size I was wondering if their is a way to zoom in on a small application window. In his case battlefield 4 to make it appear bigger than what it really is while I play it at a resolution that allows the game to perform well on my graphics card. The easiest way to describe it if my previous description was too complicated if you was to make you're browser window half the size of you're screen is there a way to make it appear to be bigger or full screen while it remains at the size thats half of you're screen Kind of similar to the magnifier found in windows that allows you to see various things on you're desktop as if you was looking through a magnifying glass. Sorry for the long description

This can be done by hitting escape and going into options and unchecking windowed mode for full screen I had the same issue till I figured out hitting the ESC button to gain access to the options
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15 Oct 2013   #4
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Aah apologies if I got the wrong end of the stick, I presumed the OP was running in windowed mode as the PC couldn't handle the game on full screen.
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15 Oct 2013   #5
Contrabardus

Windows 7 Home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972 View Post
So this may be a little confusing but here we go. As of now I have been playing battlefield 4 the game runs okay on my card while in windowed mode, and while the window is really small maybe medium size I was wondering if their is a way to zoom in on a small application window. In his case battlefield 4 to make it appear bigger than what it really is while I play it at a resolution that allows the game to perform well on my graphics card. The easiest way to describe it if my previous description was too complicated if you was to make you're browser window half the size of you're screen is there a way to make it appear to be bigger or full screen while it remains at the size thats half of you're screen Kind of similar to the magnifier found in windows that allows you to see various things on you're desktop as if you was looking through a magnifying glass. Sorry for the long description
You're not going to run BF4 well on that.

Your CPU isn't powerful enough. BF4 is a very physics heavy game, and a 1.6ghz CPU isn't enough to handle that kind of load. You're going to melt your CPU playing that game on anything less than a 2.3ghz quad core.

Your GPU should be fine, it's mid ranged between the recommended specs and minimum specs. It should run the game at lower settings without problems in full screen. The minimum is a 3870 and any of the 5000 series has specs well above that card.

I suspect that your bottleneck is your CPU. 1.6ghz is too slow even for a quad core. You could probably get away with a 2.0ghz quad core CPU, but I suggest at least a 2.4 or better.

As for your 'zoom in' question, the answer is no. You can't zoom in on a windowed game that way.
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