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Act now to save from eye strain!

Did your JOSM UI text become a huge bother to read? Is it too tiny? Are the icons not as you’d expect? You may be suffering from a case of Too High DPI! It’s more common than you think!

Thankfully the medicine is easy enough to apply at home. You’ll need to find and edit the properties of the JOSM.exe file. It’ll be at a path like C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\JOSM (you’ll need to change “admin” to whatever your user account is). Right click the exe > properties > Change high DPI settings > check “Use this setting to fix scaling problems…”

A screenshot of dialog boxes showing the workflow enable high DPI correction on Windows

Comment from BCNorwich on 23 March 2023 at 08:43

Hi, Thanks, this advice helped me.

Comment from watmildon on 23 March 2023 at 18:52

Wonderful. I knew I would need this the next time I flatten this machine so it helping others is a huge and perfect side benefit.


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