Bootcamp - Windows 10 Custom Scaling

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  1. doverlock macrumors regular

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    I've successfully installed Bootcamp on my Late 2013 13" rMBP, as soon as all of the Win10 drivers installed I noticed that the scaling was set correctly to compensate for the retina display.

    This changed when I mucked around the Display Settings in Windows 10 and dragged the 'Change the size of text, apps, and other items' option from CUSTOM to 175%. After setting it, I realized there was no way to set it back to the Bootcamp default. Does anyone have any clue as to what value Bootcamp set the scaling to before I messed it up? I can't find it anywhere.

    I know there's a registry key referenced here: http://pureinfotech.com/2014/10/18/...ing-virtual-machine-high-definition-displays/. I wonder if this registry key overrides the scaling in Display Settings, and if it's not set to a supported option (one that the slider can adjust to - 100%, 150%, 175%, 200%, etc.), it'll just say 'Custom'. I haven't a clue what this default value was set to previously, unfortunately.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. doynton macrumors 6502

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    200%. Upgrading to Bootcamp version 6 reset it to something far too small for some reason (and it said custom also) so I had to reset it to 200%.

    I've not changed any registry key - just moved the slider.

    I expect you are right about custom being for non recommended resolutions.
     
  3. doverlock thread starter macrumors regular

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    I actually liked the custom scaling it had it set to, but I agree it was small. I liken it to the 'More space' resolution that OS X gives you. 175% seems close to what the 'custom' default was, so I may just keep it at that. I just wish I knew what that value was previously, and how they are even setting it to something custom.
     
  4. doverlock thread starter macrumors regular

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    If anyone is curious, I think the default setting is 150%. Not sure why it says 'Custom' after the Bootcamp drivers install.
     
  5. doynton macrumors 6502

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    Ah, that is because the API sets the scaling in the old Control Panel, Display, Set a custom scaling panel.

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    If you change it to something in the new Display Settings panel (from right click on the desktop) the word custom goes away.

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    Interestingly (mildly) you can only use the "Change only the text size" drop down in the old control panel if you have changed the scaling from the default in the old place not the new. It is a bit confusing having two screens doing almost but not quite the same. I suppose they'll tidy it up over time.
     

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