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Windows 7: Changing DPI settings without restarting or logging off

03 Nov 2009   #1

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Changing DPI settings without restarting or logging off

Hi All,

Is there anyway to change the dpi / magnification settings in Windows 7 without having to log off and back on or restart the machine?

I'm looking at a 15.6" laptop as a desktop replacement with a 1080p (1920 X 1080) screen which makes the text and icons quite small. I can easily change the DPI to 120 (125%) or 144 (150%) and make everything readable which is great however when it's at a desk it's going to be connected to two 20 inch plus monitors and these require the normal 96dpi (100%).

The problem is it gets connected and disconnected frequently and having to close and reopen all apps to shut the machine down properly is a real pain.

Windows XP used to warn you about having to restart but if you didn't things were still resized. With Win 7 nothing happens until you do.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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