Problems after enlarging items on monitors and screens

I have been often disappointed by Windows when making text on my screens larger…

Optimal resolution is supposed to be available, but…when enlarging my display…I have found many applications that have problems. Not so much with text, but the interface of the program being used.

And, Microsoft appears to make two different statements about this issue…at the same time:

“You can make the text and other items, such as icons, on your screen easier to see by making them larger. You can do this without changing the screen resolution of your monitor or laptop screen. This allows you to increase or decrease the size of text and other items on your screen while keeping your monitor or laptop set to its optimal resolution…

“You can also make text appear larger or smaller by changing your screen resolution, but if you’re using an LCD monitor or laptop, we recommend that you set your screen to its native resolution to avoid blurry text. This is the optimal resolution an LCD monitor or laptop screen was designed to display based on its size…”

Problems have been documented:

“When you perform these steps, sometimes the fonts may not all get scaled properly. Certain fonts in the user inteface may be either too large or too small.

“This is the result of a timing issue between the Explorer and Winlogon processes. When this condition happens, certain fonts get resized twice.”

I had been faulting the programs that I had problems with, and uninstalled them.  Now, for a while…in general…I’m going to try to suffer through my display being “too small”.  Until I need to change it for the moment.

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