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Images on the LCD Screen Appear Fuzzy - Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) - 169001

Resize Icons and Adjust DPI

Adjust display properties and make icons and text easier to see, by:

  • Increasing icon size
  • Changing text DPI settings to 96 DPI

Increase icon size as follows:

  1. Right-click an open area of the desktop and click Properties.

  2. In the Display Properties window, click the Appearance tab.

  3. Under Font size, click the down arrow to change the font size to large or extra-large (Figure 1).

    Figure 1: Appearance Tab

  4. Click the Effects button.

  5. In the Effects window (Figure 2), click to put a checkmark next to Use Large Icons.

    Figure 2: Effects Window

  6. Click OK twice to apply the new settings and exit Display Properties.

Change the DPI setting to the default setting of 96 DPI, as follows:

  1. Right-click an open area of the desktop and click Properties.

  2. Click the Settings tab.

  3. Click the Advanced button.

  4. On the General tab, click the drop-down menu to change the DPI setting to 96 (Figure 3 ).

    Figure 3: DPI Setting Drop Down Menu

  5. Click OK.

  6. Click Yes to restart the system for the changes to take effect.

The DPI setting in Advanced Display Properties are set to 120 when it is shipped from the factory.

Images in Internet Explorer or other applications may appear fuzzy or may be of poor quality.

The DPI setting in Advanced Display Properties is sometimes set to too high a resolution of 120 DPI when the computer ships from the factory. Note also that the problem can recur if the operating system is reinstalled; if it does, reset the resolution to 96.


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Article ID: SLN69178

Last Date Modified: 11/13/2010 12:00 AM

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