A new option in the Settings app allows you to set up Custom Scaling in Windows 10. Starting with Windows 10 build 15019, there is a text box which allows you to specify a custom value for scaling.
The Control Panel in Windows 10 still houses many important settings which are not available in Settings. You can use Administrative Tools, manage user accounts on the computer in a flexible way, maintain data backups, change the functionality of hardware and many other things. However, more settings are transitioning from the classic Control Panel to the Settings app in Windows 10. Advanced DPI scaling options were moved from the Control Panel to Settings in Windows 10 build 15019.
To Set Display Custom Scaling in Windows 10, you need to do the following.
- Open Settings.
- Go to Settings - Display.
- On the left, click the Custom Scaling link under "Scale and Layout".
- The Custom Layout page will be opened. Specify a new value for scaling percent from 100 to 500.
Once you configure the custom scale option, all your displays will be set to the custom size that you specified. This will change the text size, app windows and buttons. Basically, everything will be zoomed in. These settings can cause an issue if the display or some app does not support the scaling value you are trying to set.
Modern Win32 apps and Universal apps have no issues with scaling. Some older apps and certain popular legacy apps can became unusable or display their user interface blurred when you adjust the scaling options. In this case, there is a workaround. If you face an issue with some app which is not scaled properly, read the following article carefully:
This should help with certain apps.
Besides DPI scaling, these new Display options in Settings can be used to configure the display resolution.