If you have multiple displays connected to your PC or your display configuration changes, some desktop apps might appear blurry. Here are some of examples of when you might see this:
- You open an app on a display with a high resolution, then move the app over to another display that has a different resolution.
- You dock your laptop or tablet to a display that has a different resolution, and then project in Second screen only mode.
- You remotely connect 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, these steps might help to fix them, so that they appear correctly:
Step 1: Do one of the following, depending on if you see a notification that asks Fix apps that are blurry?
- If the notification appears, select Yes, open Settings, and then select Apply.
- If the notification doesn’t appear, select the Start button, then select Settings > System > Display > Advanced scaling settings.
Step 2: On Advanced scaling settings, turn on Let Windows try to fix apps so they’re not blurry.
Step 3: To see if Windows can fix the problem, close a desktop app that appears blurry on your main display, and then open it again.
- 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 version of Windows 10 am I running?
- If this doesn’t fix the problem, 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.