Fix apps that appear blurry in Windows 10

Applies to: Windows 10

If you have multiple displays connected to your PC or if your display configuration changes, some desktop apps might appear blurry. Windows 10 (version 1803 or later) can try to fix this automatically, so apps don’t appear blurry. Windows might not be able to fix all apps, so some apps will still be blurry on high-resolution displays.

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.

Turn the notification about blurry apps on or off

While the notification for fixing blurry apps automatically can be useful, sometimes you might not want the notification to appear. Here are two ways you can turn off the notification: 

  • Select the Start  button, then select Settings > System  > Notifications & actions, and then turn off Display Settings.
  • Select action center , and then select Focus assist. This Windows 10 feature enables you to manage when notifications appear. For more info, see Turn Focus assist on or off in Windows 10.