SP3 + IE11 + Low resolution external monitor = scaling disaster

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  1. SteveMac

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    Hi All,

    Hoping that you can help me with a rather frustrating issue I'm seeing with my Surface Pro 3.

    When I use IE11 on my 1920x1200 external monitor, the window elements/menu bars/etc "scale up" to a massive size, looking stupid.

    When I use either Firefox or Chrome, they don't.

    Screen shot attached might explain better.


    To fix this for other apps I just modify the "Disable display scaling on high D PI settings" check box on the Compatibility tab in the file properties. Trouble is Internet Explorer has no such settings.

    ** The only reason that I really want to use IE11 is the lack of smooth scrolling available in either Firefox or Chrome **


    Any ideas?


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  2. SteveMac

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    Can anyone offer any suggestions on how to stop IE11 from appearing comically large on my external 1920x1200 monitor?

    Thanks!
     
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    How is your scaling set.... Slider or Let me set a DPI Setting for all Monitors?
     
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    I've tried all settings, including full reboots in-between, yet when I move IE onto the lower resolution monitor, it is massive.

    Test 1 - Selected "Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays" with 150% scaling = IE size issue

    Test 2 - Un-selected "Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays" with 150% scaling = IE size issue

    Test 3 - Try various scaling sizes, still same issue
     

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