How To Adjust Display Scaling In Windows 10

When using a fresh install of Windows 10, you may feel that apps and menu items are either too small or too large for the size of the display. This can be changed by adjusting the Display Scaling, which we will be explaining how to change.

Step 1: Open the Display Settings

Search for “Display” in the Windows Search Bar, and select any of the results that have the black display icon next to them (Alternatively, navigate to the display section of the settings menu through the settings panel itself)

Step 2: Adjust Display Scaling

Underneath “Scale and layout”, the option “Change the size of text, apps and other items” can be used to adjust the display scaling to pre-set amounts. Changing the selected option will cause most apps to adjust automatically but some may require restarting.

Although one of the options is highlighted as recommended, feel free to test the other settings to find what’s most comfortable for your screen.

(Optional) Step 3: Custom Scaling

If a scaling amount that fits your screen isn't available, underneath the drop-down box, select “Advanced Scaling Options”.

From here, type any valid custom value into the text field and select apply.

Keep in mind when creating a custom scale size that some apps may have compatibility issues with non-standard values. The options on the drop down lists are far more likely to be compatible.

Note that when changing Display Scaling, some apps may not update until the next time they are opened, simply restart the affected programs if this is the case.