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Topic # 146713 26-May-2014 22:52
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My chrome has stopped doing high DPI stuff and now looks microscopic ...

Is chrome still the best at this - if so how do I make it work again?

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  Reply # 1054032 27-May-2014 03:34
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ummm I think Chrome is still the best and did you try this?

Have you got a 4k monitor?

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  Reply # 1054042 27-May-2014 07:12
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no I got a PITA laptop that is very fast and very light. *sigh ... can't complain can I -

will read those after work today


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  Reply # 1054101 27-May-2014 09:06
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No matter what I tried (every built-in Chrome setting, Windows setting, and a handful of extensions) I just could not get Chrome to look anything other than terrible on my new laptop (12.5" 1080p). IE11 was, somewhat surprisingly, actually the best, but was ruled out for being IE. I settled on Firefox, which seems to work fine without having to do anything special.

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  Reply # 1054125 27-May-2014 09:43
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I find Chrome best, personally, though as opposed to a smallish 1080p screen, I use 27" 2560x1440s, so experience may be different. That said, Chrome is also the easiest imo on the Windows ultrabook I've been playing with which is 11.6" and also 2560x1440.

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  Reply # 1054309 27-May-2014 13:34
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Ie just doubles the pixels of all graphics so high res pictures appear pixellated

Whereas true scaling should allow high res pictures to be unscaled ... would I be correct?

Worst is if text is doubled in pixels you feel like reading something on a 90s Nintendo

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  Reply # 1054334 27-May-2014 14:12
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as far as I know Google removed HiDPI support from Chrome recently, not sure why

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