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How to configure a LabVIEW application to ignore the Windows scaling.

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Does anybody know how to get a LabVIEW built application to ignore the scaling setting in Windows?

I have some code designed to fit nicely in 1280x1024 pixels, but some of my customers say that even on a 1920x1080 display the menu bar at the top is cut off. I guess this is probably because their windows scaling is set to some number other than 100%.

In my experience LabVIEW looks really rubbish when run on Windows 10 with this setting to anything other than 100% (blurry and inconsistent). I suppose is to be expected from an application like LabVIEW that is approaching retirement age!

Am I missing something obvious here? Although I always set my Windows scaling to 100% on all the PCs I control it is not really practical for me to expect ask my clients to change this setting as some of them have probably gotten used to seeing Windows text nice and big at 125 or 150%. 

Edit 1 I have done quite a bit of googling and not really come across anything LabVIEW specific. The closest I got was some NI KB about LabWindows.

Edit 2. Success! https://knowledge.ni.com/KnowledgeArticleDetails?id=kA00Z0000004A7eSAE   Note a newer Windows update adds a few more options which are now tucked away in a separate dialogue. I have not tried playing around with the other options yet as this fix works fine on my PC.

Edit 3. And this is how it can be done programatically: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mspfe/2013/11/21/disabling-dpi-scaling-on-windows-8-1-the-enterprise-way/   (i.e. as part of an installer action)

 

 

 

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