how to solve 200% dpi scaling results making address bar far smaller.

I installed clean copy of windows 7 ultimate 32bit final (trial) version.

Trial version doesn't mean you can't underestimate my windows.

Windows set my resolution to native 1680*1050 at installation.

You should know my resolution is 1680*1050 because I said Windows set it.

My only customization is I set dpi scaling to 200%. If you have heard of dpi scaling it is ok.

The problem is address bar of windows explorer is far smaller than before.

I am PRETTY SURE you don't understand me NOW. so please let me instruct you how to reproduce the problem.

Please set your resolution to max (it means maximum).

And set your dpi to 200% by clicking custom text size from the left side.

You can open windows explorer now and see the address bar.

The address bar is much smaller and search bar is much bigger.

I did the following.

My graphics hardware and driver software is OK and Updated so don't ask me about it please.

I already tried to drag n drop the arrows between the 2 bar so please don't tell about that method to me. It isNOT working.

 

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Hi,

 

·        Do you get any warning message when you change the DPI to 200%?

 

If the warning says “Some items may not fit your screen if you choose this setting while your display is set to this resolution” then that is not the optimal resolution for your computer, you will have to decrease the resolution and check if that helps.

 

You may also refer to the link given below:

Ways to improve display quality

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Ways-to-improve-display-quality

 

Hope this information is helpful.

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Hello

I set my resolution to native 1680*1050.

then I set custom 200% dpi.

The above procedure results in much longer search box and too little address bar in the windows explorer.

Please please please see the picture:

http://i53.tinypic.com/k3wxe1.png

The arrow (between the two) solution is not working. Please report this problem to your senior staff.

And reply I will be happy if you care.

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You can even produce this problem by setting your resolution to the max and dpi to 200%. I strongly recommend you to try this.

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Hello Iknowyoucnt,

First, lets try to clean boot to determine if there is another app that could be causing a issue by following the steps here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135.

If clean booting your system does not resolve the issue, try creating a new user account by following the steps here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Create-a-user-account

Hope this helps


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I tried both steps and can't resolve my issue.

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I tried your method and no successful result.

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do you just ignore old posts?

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why do you ignore me?

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When you say the arrow between the two doesn't work, can you clarify?  Does it not allow you to drag the bar to resize them?  I apologize that I can't attempt myself at this time, I'm writing this from a ChromeOS netbook.

Shawn "Cmdr" Keene | Microsoft MVP - Windows Insider | CmdrKeene.com | tweet me: @LtCmdrKeene
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Hi

I can confirm what you are describing.

I set one of my systems to the maximum recommended resolution (1280x1024) and the DPI to 200%.

Opened Windows Explorer and tried to resize the Address/Search bars and could not move them.

I'm not sure what may be causing this, or whether it is by design or a bug?

Regards.

MVP 1999 - Present
Windows Insider MVP

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