Everything in Chrome is now too big (UI, text, etc), tried things suggested in previous threads and nothing works

Update happened an hour or so ago

Windows 10AU, 64bit, Intel i7-6700HQ CPU

Help please, this is super annoying

Edit: [This site](https://productforums.google.com/forum/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer#!topicsearchin/chrome/zoom%7Csort:relevance/chrome/_jmREHlt3ZE) has a rep saying that it's an intended change. It seems like the /high-dpi-support=1 /force-device-scale-factor=1 is working for some people there, not everyone though.

Edit: I figured out why it wasn't working for me. Adding the code to the end and enabling the Disable display scaling on high DPI settings button does work, but I had to make sure the entire Chrome process ended but forcing quitting it on Task Manager.

21 thoughts on “Everything in Chrome is now too big (UI, text, etc), tried things suggested in previous threads and nothing works”

  1. I just made the same thread/question and realised there was a large thread about it

    I did the ‘–high-dpi-support=1 –force-device-scale-factor=1’ thing and it worked.

    Maybe you’re not doing it right? Make sure you do it after the last ” and leave a space before pasting. Make sure you have admin rights too

  2. Yeah I have the same problem on Windows 7, the “/high-dpi-support=1 /force-device-scale-factor=1” doesn’t work either.

  3. Initially the “–high-dpi-support=1 …’ change worked, but currently it does not. Anyone know if you can adjust “windows scaling” on a per program basis, that seems to be where the issues is.

    Edit: Nvm, had been fixed by replacing the ‘–‘ with ‘/’.

  4. I just set the default zoom level to 80% for chrome. It looks much better. Just go to advanced settings and set Page Zoom to 80%.

  5. Wow glad I found this thread…

    I had my browser up from last night

    Clicked a text link that a popular website appeared to be linking to

    Turned out to be an text ad link that brought me to a bad page with a loud alarm and ERROR SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH YOUR COMPUTER

    Used Ctrl+Alt+DEL to get the hell out of there

    Launched Chrome and thought it fucked my computer up with the zoom and everything. Even the toolbar and bookmarks section. But now that I’m here, it looks like it was intentionally done by Google.

    However, every single new webpage I go to is now already zoomed in, no matter what I change the default settings too. Super annoying. Anyone know why that is?

  6. Why would they force this update that turns everything into hot garbage? It’s so obnoxious that we have to resort to workarounds (that still don’t get everything back to the way it was before) that probably will stop working after one or two updates.

  7. I’m on a 14″ screen here and really enjoyed the 125% scaling that I had going on. Now that the bar at the top is huge I am having to make the jump to 100% scaling to make up for the extra screen real estate. Shame.

  8. Okay that seems to be helping, but I’m curious. Now I’m not a software expert, or even anything close but this whole ” /high-dpi-support=1 /force-device-scale-factor=1″ thing, where do I enter that at? I’m really confused on where I enter this information. Like I said, I ain’t a clever man

  9. so i created a new shortcut with the /high-dpi fix applied in the target field. works fine.

    problem now is that i use shortcut buttons on my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 keyboard… i can edit the ‘web/home’ button to open the modified shortcut and that works fine, but when i use My Favorites button 1 for facebook…… it opens the huge 600×800 resolution version.


    any ideas?

  10. so far the only “cheap” solution i’ve found (after, like tons of you, thinking i did something wrong or installed a sh*t program and tried a system restore and everything) is going into your chrome settings, advanced settings, and changing the page down from 100% to 80%. not as good as undoing this disgusting update, but… a cheap, temporary solution nonetheless. i hope google fixes how horrible this is, like, all of reddit and chrome users are blowing up about how bad this looks.

    can you hear me now, google?

  11. Adding /force-device-scale-factor=1 seems to work only partially. I like to right-click on the Chrome icon located on my taskbar and click “New Window” or “New Incognito Window” from there. When I open Chrome that way, I get the frustratingly large Chrome UI, but it seems to work when I open it normally.

    So frustrating.

  12. Is there a way of applying the fixes to Chrome.exe? If a program I use (battle.net, Steam etc) opens Chrome, then it does so through the .exe, which of course means that the DPI issues appear.


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