Windows Display Settings (Pixel Density)

Hello there! I have just purchased myself a 4K Monitor to go alongside my existing 1080P monitor. I have always experienced annoying display settings in windows 7, and I hoped that upgrading to windows 10 would fix many of my problems. I have done quiet a lot of research into how to fix this, but I have, of course, come to no answer. Which is why I am asking this question directly now; HOW IN THE GOSH DARN EVER-LIVING H*LL DO YOU CHANGE PIXEL DENSITY IN WINDOWS 10.

Please excuse my anger, but I would think that a huge tech-company like Microsoft would understand that just because a monitor is 2 times the resolution of another one, does not mean that it's physical size is also 2 times the size. This is why I think that I am just missing something. I have to be right? I see an option to change the scale of items on the screen, but this does not actually change the DPI. This is very annoying to me because the screen transition from my 4K monitor to my 1080P monitor is not seamless. I have even tried looking into fixing this using the NVIDIA Control Panel, but alas the solution does not lie there either.

TLDR: Both of my monitors are 27 inch. One is 4k, the other is 1080P. How do I set the pixel density (DPI?) so that inside of the display settings Display 1 looks to be the same size as display 2. I know that scaling is a thing, but this does not do what I want it to. 

Hi Mr. Adhesive,

High-DPI displays have a larger number of pixels in the same physical screen area compared to traditional computer monitors. This enables the display to produce crisper text and graphics. However, it also requires applications to display their output at a higher resolution in order to provide an optimal experience. 

To change the display settings so your Display 1 will look to be the same size as display 2, select Display > Change the size of text, apps, and other items, and then adjust the slider for each monitor.

Should you need further assistance, don't hesitate to get back to us.

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Last updated January 20, 2021 Views 1,735 Applies to: