SAS Management Console on HiDPI Windows 10 Revisited

It has been a few years since I posted SAS Management Console on HiDPI Windows 10, and the Windows 10 HiDPI options have changed a little since then, so I wanted to post an update.

Compared to the simple Override high DPI combo box from 2017, there is now a full High DPI settings dialog:

Windows High DPI Setting Dialog

The choices now include:

  • Program DPI:
    • I signed into Windows
    • I open this program
  • High DPI scaling override:
    • Application
    • System
    • System (Enhanced)

A little while back, I had noticed there were both System and System (Enhanced) options and so had been meaning to do a side-by-side comparison to see which I should be using. I decided to do an animated GIF that loops over the main options to see if there were any differences and to see which is my preference.

SAS Management Console on Windows 10 High DPI settings

I had my Windows display scaling set at 150% and I cannot see any difference between the original (no setting), Program DPI and High DPI: Application. The font is nice and crisp but I don’t like the squashed layout.

None of them are ideal, but my preference is between System or System (Enhanced). The font is somewhat blurry but I find the better layout makes it easier to read. In my opinion System (Enhanced) is slightly more blurry than System so I have settled on System as the option I will use for the time being.

What’s your preference?

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