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Old 08-16-2016, 08:06 AM
 
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Adjusting size with W10 is borderline trivial, and it affects everything. I adjusted screen brightness this morning (brighter for sitting outside.) Outlook looked terrible for some reason - much to big for me. Browser wasn't much better. Turns out I changed size instead of brightness. The sliders are near each other, and mistakes happen!

Clicked back to my usual size in a second or so.

So yes, the Settings/system/display/size affects everything and would solve your excel problem to boot. Size is really not the most accurate description. It's a variable scaler, and it now works well, fonts, dialog boxes and all.
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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When I used XP setting things larger made everything look off. Since then I never do it. I use the program's own resize or zoom feature, if it has that feature. Since this topic brings it up, I have to ask if the Windows 10 feature is better than it was back then? I have never tried it on Vista, 7, or 8. I may try it on 10 when I get home, but just curious of others opinions on it.
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Old 08-16-2016, 02:20 PM
 
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better than xp? definitely. xp was not a real scaler, iirc. it just changed display fonts and icon sizes
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Old 08-16-2016, 02:45 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Windows still hasn't fixed the scaling issue on high res screens. Look at macbook pros.
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Old 08-16-2016, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Windows still hasn't fixed the scaling issue on high res screens. Look at macbook pros.
Does this mean I should avoid a 4K screen in favor for 1080p?
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Windows still hasn't fixed the scaling issue on high res screens. Look at macbook pros.
I'm looking at my MacBook Pro and it don't see the scaling issue with Windows 10.
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:11 PM
 
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Adjusting size with W10 is borderline trivial, and it affects everything. I adjusted screen brightness this morning (brighter for sitting outside.) Outlook looked terrible for some reason - much to big for me. Browser wasn't much better. Turns out I changed size instead of brightness. The sliders are near each other, and mistakes happen!

Clicked back to my usual size in a second or so.

So yes, the Settings/system/display/size affects everything and would solve your excel problem to boot. Size is really not the most accurate description. It's a variable scaler, and it now works well, fonts, dialog boxes and all.
Thanks! I looked into this a while back, got sidetracked, and forgot. Looking much better now.
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:14 PM
 
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glad to have helped!
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:41 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Does this mean I should avoid a 4K screen in favor for 1080p?
If going for a windows laptop, right now, yes. Apple laptops have system wide scaling instead of application specific scaling as in windows, so you don't run into this issue.

TBH though, once you get a high resolution screen, it's very hard to go back. You don't notice how pixelated a 1080p screen is until you upgrade.
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:42 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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I'm looking at my MacBook Pro and it don't see the scaling issue with Windows 10.
Try running applications that are not made for 4k. Most professional software I have doesn't scale at all (particularly Revit and Rhino and adobe CS6 on windows.)
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