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Any app that makes apps look correct in 4k resolution?

coolbeanz 408 76 February 16, 2016 at 07:29 AM
I have a 4k screen on my new laptop .. while I love it , the problem is the apps I use were not made for 4k resolution such as Quickbooks ... they look pretty messed up in 4k resolution. Is there any add on app I can install which makes apps render correctly in 4k? I can turn it down to 1080P but then I would be wasting my 4k screen ... laugh out loud

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I have a 4k screen on my new laptop .. while I love it , the problem is the apps I use were not made for 4k resolution such as Quickbooks ... they look pretty messed up in 4k resolution. Is there any add on app I can install which makes apps render correctly in 4k? I can turn it down to 1080P but then I would be wasting my 4k screen ... laugh out loud
Not really that I know of, there are various apps that you can use to magnify things, use windows to scale fonts etc (This doesn't work in many apps happening on how they were written).

If you are running windows 10 (I assume you are) then see if this might help. http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/windo...y-scaling/
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Yeah, not all apps work with display scaling. We found this out with our new ERP system and the Surface Pro 4. Only part of the application scales proper which makes the Surface useless in our organization where the ERP system is needed to be used. (Microsoft Dynamics AX). We never found a good solution to the scaling issues other than showing 100% or 125% font size. This is too small to read, but anything higher messes with the application.
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This is venturing into ridiculous hack territory, but I wonder if there's something you could do with either a remote desktop client or virtualized environment where you run the whole environment at 2x scale and only run QuickBooks on it.
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Surprised noone has found a way to fix this yet .. this is really a big issue with 4k screens ... this is with scaling, other users having the same issue, just copied his image from quickbooks forum


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Surprised noone has found a way to fix this yet .. this is really a big issue with 4k screens ... this is with scaling, other users having the same issue, just copied his image from quickbooks forum


I agree it's a problem, Windows 10 has steps to address it if you see my link above it but your running into 2 big factors and not everyone has supported the windows preferred way yet.

1 Quickbook devs are notorious for just not caring about advances in technology etc. It's taken them months to support new OS, etc. While you won't get immediate answers I would make sure Quickbooks knew this was a requested feature. Sometimes we all assume Dev's just know, but a lot of time if no one requests it then they are busy doing other stuff.

2 A very small segment of the total computer user population has 4k Displays, especially those running quickbooks. The displays are sure nice but right now they are just too expensive for many and your average home user/ small business doesn't see the huge benefit to justify the cost. It's an enthusiast/specialized item right now.

It's taken apple and apple 3rd party quite a while to fully support "Retina" displays as well which are not 4k but much higher than standard. It's definitely better but it's not on the top of everyone's development list.

Sadly OP's option is to probably switch to a lower res to run incompatible programs then switch to higher res when doing other stuff.
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it's not a windows problem. it's the application developer's problem.
it's not like Microsoft scaling thing is new.

I know it's not an option for some stuff, but I suggest avoiding programs that don't update with the times.
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There are 2 types of 4k screens, those with a ppi closer to the standard 72 and those with a much higher ppi. Until the developers release a fix the only real option is running your screen at a lower resolution or adding a second lower ppi monitor.
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