Modify DPI to enhance Surface 2’s on-Screen View

If you have been blessed enough to own a Surface 2, or have been lucky enough to meet “him” in person, one thing that you must have noticed is: It is big, nay HUGE! Having a screen size of 10.6 inches, Surface 2 looks sharp on the 1920x1080p resolution and works fantastically. However, one thing that may raise a concern or two is the default DPI (dots per inch) settings set to too high, causing the Store and the Desktop Apps to scale accordingly.

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This results in a fewer number tiles to be displayed in the Start Screen and a limited number of Store Apps to be seen at one time. If you are willing to compromise on the elements size and wish to increase the number of on-screen elements, read this article and get a hold of some effective tricks to modify DPI and enhance the high-resolution Surface 2 onscreen experience.

Steps to change Default DPI

Follow the steps listed below to change the size of on-screen tiles to a smaller value:

  • Press Windows + w key and then type display in the search box
  • Tap Display Settings shown on the results section
  • Expand the dropdown arrow under More Options
  • Select Smaller and navigate back to the Start Screen

Notice the size of the Apps decrease from the default size. This will immediately allow more apps to fit into the Start Screen and make your viewing better.

However, there are still a few more tricks that can further enhance your on-screen experience in Surface 2. Read the following steps and allow for more tiles to be displayed on your big screen:

  • Enter Settings and then Tiles
  • Navigate and select Show More Tiles

This will cause your Surface 2’s Start Screen to have smaller tiles, but many more! It is certainly a nice option to have.

Surface 2 presents to its users the best high-resolution viewing a user can wish for. However, optimize your Start Screen and Desktop Apps can enhance your onscreen experience by following the helpful tips mentioned in this article.

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