How to control size of app windows on multiple monitors


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How to control size of app windows on multiple monitors

I run a Dell M7710 with a 4K display. Attached are a Wacom Cintiq 21UX (1600 x 1200) and a Dell U2713H (2560 x 1440). When I was running Win7 Pro, any app that I called adjusted itself to the monitor resolution. So, e.g., any app would occupy its smallest space on the highest resolution monitor, the M7710. When I upgraded to Win10 Pro. I found that apps do not adjust to monitor resolution. In most cases, that's actually a good thing. However, it is problematic with Photoshop CS6, which I use constantly. There has always been a problem with the PS UI showing extremely small icons and text on a 4K screen, even with the "large text" option implemented in the software setttings. However, with Win 7 Pro, when I moved the PS window from the M7710 onto the Cintiq (1600 x 1200), the interface was readable. On Win Win10, text and icons are equally unreadable (tiny) on any monitor.

Apparently, there is a solution that makes the Photoshop interface readable in some situations but not others. It involves adding to the registry a command that has Photoshop access a photoshop.exe.manifest file (http://www.danantonielli.com/adobe-app-scaling-on-high-dpi-displays-fix/). I don’t know whether this works with CS6 as well as with CC. Unfortunately, I’m one of the lucky ones for whom this does not work. However, as I said, in Windows 7, switching the Photoshop window from the 4K screen on the laptop to the Cintiq screen fixed the problem. I would love to know how to get the same result in Windows 10. Any suggestions?
 
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Hi DocPit,

That suggested fix was fairly intensely overkill.

Have you tried the simpler:
  • Right-click the executable file > select Properties > select Compatibility tab
  • Now check the box next to Disable display settings on high DPI settings

    Sample image to illustrate my point

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