Reduce the DPI below 100% in Windows

This is a handy trick on how to reduce the DPI below 100% (below 96dpi). So all you’ll need is to adjust a registry value to match your needs.

Open regedit and browse to HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software\Fonts\LogPixels

Now change the Decimal value with anything under 96 (i think it should be over 70 though… I use 82). Log off to apply the changes and you’re done.

Why would you need the DPI below 100%?
Well reasons could be many, mine are:
– to be able to see the date next to the time while having a small taskbar
– to avoid scrolling horizontally
– to have more place on the screen

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