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UI scaling problem when using fix for high DPI display

Question asked by Baris Ozbay on Dec 9, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 3, 2016 by Niels Cosman

I have been desperately trying to get my 2015/2016 student version of Solidworks to be functional with my high DPI display. I am very close but have one last snag I need to get over.


As many discussions have shown, this version is not compatible with high DPI displays and will create artifacts, especially causing significant text clipping. One workaround is described here: In this "fix" an external manifest file is used to force the application to ignore the scaling of the UI and just scale up the pixels (similar to reducing the resolution of the display).


Everything works great and it looks normal but whenever I click in the main graphics area, a magnified version of the UI embeds itself in the display like this:!5586&authkey=!ABtrVgkr2nng4sQ&v=3&ithint=photo%2cpng


This only happens on the main display, but I won't always have access to an external monitor. It also happens on different computers with the external manifest even without high DPI displays. Anyone else experience this and have any solutions? I am so close to a functional setup, I'd love to get back to my normal workflow.