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Windows 7: Adjusted system DPI, now certain things aren't scaling back right?

25 Jan 2012   #1

7 Professional x64 - SP1
Adjusted system DPI, now certain things aren't scaling back right?

To combat some missing icons (specifically, MSI Afterburner) I adjusted the system DPI to 125% then back to 100%. Most everything went back to normal, except two things:

1. Firefox's menu and toolbar font size
2. System message font size

Restarting does nothing. I tried changing to 150% then back to see if that'd work, but now it's even smaller! Programs seem fine, I tested Word and Skyrim. 1920x1080 res if it matters.

How do I fix those issues?

Thanks in advance, and sorry if this has been covered. I couldn't find any relevant threads, but I might be searching the wrong terms.

EDIT: Looks like the menus for Media Player Classic are tiny, too.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2012   #2

7 Professional x64 - SP1

Ok, don't know why I didn't try this before, but the settings are tied to the current theme, so switching it fixes the problem.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Adjusted system DPI, now certain things aren't scaling back right?

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