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More flexible DPI scaling for Win8.1SE / Win10PESE needed
« on: November 06, 2017, 05:46:12 AM »

Mikka

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Hi,

I've got a DELL XPS 13 9360 here and need to make a PE for it, currently using Win8.1SE.
Booting up the PE Desktop I noticed that the resolution with "small" scaling (96 dpi/100 % - Smaller) is hardly readable.
At my production system a 24" screen is used, so 96 dpi is fine here, no need for scaling.

I found out that the Registry values for DPI scaling (Win8DpiScaling, LogPixels) are written in yy_Theme.script -
however, modifying the relevant LogPixels value to 120 dpi/125 % - Medium won't have an effect on the PE Desktop.
I suppose there's another information that needs to be added for this to work.

The best solution would be to make Win8.1SE/Win10PESE capable of changing the item size as in regular Windows installations.
Right now, this will lead to a visual flaw as Win8.1SE starts a new session without applying the changes.
:undecided:
Any ideas?

Re: More flexible DPI scaling for Win8.1SE / Win10PESE needed
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 12:54:42 PM »

Lancelot

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I suppose there's another information that needs to be added for this to work.
https://ss64.com/nt/syntax-dpi.html

missing info for PE:
 Theme overrides some registry after Boot
 AND loader (PECMD) may overwrite too !

The best solution would be to make Win8.1SE/Win10PESE capable of changing the item size as in regular Windows installations.
Feel free to create a Plugin that change dpi etc. settings on
 both
  Registry AND Theme setting file simultaneously.


Any ideas?

Quick solution to me is, start PE with low resolution instead of "maximum"
PE is a temporary environment, it should be enough to change resolution to get screen human readable.

ex:
create a Mikka_Display.cmd
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cd /d "%~dp0"
nircmd.exe setdisplay 1024 768 32
Exit
Utils\PC Packed
1) ...\Mikka_Display.cmd
2) Mikka_Display.cmd
Options Button
Enable "Add Startup Option"
Enable "Hide"
Enable "Delay"
3)Gooo

Edit plugin:
After line
//Dependencies ....
Add this line:
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Require,File,nircmd.exe

+
Enable Startup on plugin
ps: Delay option 2 seconds probably will be enough for emulator tests. :wink:

Or Enable only "Desktop" Shortcut in case you use PE on such wide screen computer.  :wink:

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Related:
Downloads\AppYGS\Supplementary\Graphics\MultiRes

Downloads\AppYGS\Supplementary\Tweaks\DesktopOK

ps: I use MultiRes when screen is too big and unreadable. :wink:





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Or If you find a DPI changer utility like Accent changer utiliy:
Downloads\AppYGS\Supplementary\Tweaks\Windows 10 color control
It will be great.

Info: Like DPI you also can not change Accent values at PE build time because of Theme (AND maybe PECMD !)
"Windows 10 color control" workaround this limitation for Accent.

A utility like "Windows DPI control" missing, I hope you find one on the internet.


Let us know.

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Re: More flexible DPI scaling for Win8.1SE / Win10PESE needed
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 12:04:20 PM »

sa mo

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XPExplorer
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http://windows10_dpi_blurry_fix.xpexplorer.com/

 

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