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:
- Windows might not be able to fix all apps, so some apps will still be blurry on high-resolution displays.
- To use the setting Let Windows try to fix apps so they’re not blurry, you must have Windows 10 (Version 1803) installed. To find out which version of Windows you have installed, see Which Windows operating system am I running?
- If this doesn’t fix the problem for a desktop app and it still appears blurry, you can try to use a different high-DPI compatibility setting for that app instead of the Let Windows try to fix apps so they’re not blurry setting. For more info about how to do this, see Make older programs compatible with this version of Windows.
- 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).
- In the Advanced scaling settings window, turn on the Let Windows try to fix apps so they’re not blurry option.
- To check whether Windows can fix the problem, close a desktop app that appears blurry on your main display and then open it again.