However, there are two scenarios in which scaling can be mismatched:
- Games that run in full-screen mode and bypass the output scaling of Windows (only input is scaled)
- Games that use "raw mouse input" in windowed mode and bypass the input scaling of Windows (only output is scaled)
To make these configurations, locate the game’s executable binary, and then change the compatibility properties of that file. To do this, follow these steps:
- Locate the game's executable binary. You can usually search for the file by using Windows 8.1 search, as follows:
- On the Start screen, type the name of the game application.
- Right-click or press and hold the application’s icon, and then select Open file location.
- Change the compatibility properties, as follows:
- Right-click or press and hold the file explorer icon for the application, and then select Properties.
- On the Compatibility tab, select the Disable display scaling on high DPI settings check box.
- Tap or click Apply, and then tap or click OK.
Additional troubleshooting tips
- For some games, the shortcut starts a "launcher" application that then starts the game. You may have to locate the actual game application and then apply this compatibility change to it.
- Some applications provide compatibility options within the application instead of using the application's Properties window. If this window does not have a Compatibility tab, determine whether the options within the application include the ability to disable high-DPI scaling.
Article ID: 2907016 - Last Review: Apr 24, 2014 - Revision: 1