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I bought a new Lenovo laptop and everything on the display is pretty hard for me to read, so I adjusted the display settings to 125% (which it shows as "Recommended"). But with this setting above 100%, an Autoit GUI that I created is messed up. The buttons are oversized for the dialog box and placed too far down and right. Anyone else have this issue, and is there a fix?

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A well-known problem - search the forum for "DPI Aware" and  you will find many threads on the subject.


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Thanks so much for the tip. I found this bit of code that I added just before defining the GUI and it works perfectly!

;Make gui DPI AWARE...
If @OSVersion = 'WIN_10' Then DllCall("User32.dll", "bool", "SetProcessDpiAwarenessContext" , "HWND", "DPI_AWARENESS_CONTEXT" -2)
If @OSVersion = 'WIN_81' Then DllCall("User32.dll", "bool", "SetProcessDPIAware")


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;Make gui DPI AWARE...
If @OSVersion = 'WIN_10' Then DllCall("User32.dll", "bool", "SetProcessDpiAwarenessContext" , "HWND", "DPI_AWARENESS_CONTEXT" -2)
If @OSVersion = 'WIN_81' Then DllCall("User32.dll", "bool", "SetProcessDPIAware")

This is exactly what we needed....

Not sure if I also needed the new beta autoitwrapper but I have that too...

Now here is the next question....
Will this confuse the app on low res monitors?  do I need separate versions now?


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