Docking station text/item size issue

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    Jasper Minnaert New Member

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    Dear all,

    We have a few surface pro 3's in our company. However one issue keeps popping up.
    We connect these surfaces with a docking station to an external monitor. The item/text size is huge, really really huge. What I do is go to screen resolution>make text and other items larger or smaller and I choose the smallest option. This provides them with a perfect resolution. However, if you undock the surface this setting is remembered and the desktop is truly supersmall. Unworkably small. So I have to tell my (not so IT savvy) colleagues to change the setting themselves. This is a massive inconvenience, one that we do not have on our laptops.

    Is there a solution to this? Are we doing something wrong?

    Thanks a bunch!

    Jasper - VIB
     
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    Thanks so much, going to try this immediately!
     
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    Which specific thread, there are a lot of them at this link? They ones I read on your link conclude that you have to log out and log in every time you undock & dock with an external display or else the desktop icon fonts and file explorer fonts go nuts ... which has been my experience. This is a common scenario that I would expect to be fixed before a real product is released.
     
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    Hi db11 and welcome to the forum...

    As you may have noticed this thread is from 2014 and relates to Windows 8.1 and the SP3. You have a SP4 and are running Windows 10, again there are relevant threads to your situation. Windows 10 handles this much better but still recommends the log on/off because most legacy software is unable to adapt has they use XP GDI Scaling vs. NT 6.x and higher Vector Scaling.
     
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