Fix apps that appear blurry in Windows 10

Applies to: WindowsWindows 10

If you have multiple displays connected to your PC or if your display configuration changes, some desktop apps might appear blurry. Here are some examples of where you might experience this:

  • You open an app on a display with a high resolution and then move the app to another display that has a different resolution.
  • You dock your laptop or tablet to a display that has a different resolution, and then you project in Second screen only mode.
  • You connect remotely to another PC, and the display for the PC you’re connecting to has a different resolution than the one you’re connecting from.

If apps appear blurry on your main display, follow these steps:

  1. Do one of the following, depending on whether you're prompted with "Fix apps that are blurry?"
    • If the prompt appears, select Yes, open Settings, and then select Apply.
    • If the prompt doesn’t appear, select the Start  button > Settings  > System  > Display  > Advanced scaling settings (under Scale and layout).
  2. In the Advanced scaling settings window, turn on the Let Windows try to fix apps so they’re not blurry option.
  3. To check whether Windows can fix the problem, close a desktop app that appears blurry on your main display and then open it again.