Alienware 14. Screen resolution and programs, blurry issue.


New Member
May 27, 2014

Got my new Alienware 14 today. i7 4010MQ, 16GB, GTM750, 1920x1080.

The desktop screen resolution is set to 1920x1080 and it looks crisp, but when im running Chrome, spotify, steam and so on, those programs are blurry, kinda like they would be if the screen resolution was wrong.

All the drivers are up to date and my games works fine. What could cause this problem?


New Member
May 26, 2014
that's the windows scaling bug *Cough cough* "feature".
Basically you need to adjust the scaling of your machine to 100%.
Here is a step by step guide:click

The issue behind the problem is that Windows detects that you are using fairly small
display (14") and running a pretty high resolution (1920x1080) so it wrongly (IMHO)
assumes (or the guy that took the decision to make this state the default one) that
it will be better if it scales everything so you can read it more conveniently. And this
leads to that blurry picture you are getting on everything that is not prepared to be
scaled in the first place.

Don't get me wrong this is a pretty handy feature if you have problems reading the displayed
information, but then again let me decide for my self what's best for me and don't mess with
my picture quality in the mean time!


P.S. I was sure that there was a topic in this forum discussing the same issue.
I just found it: click
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