May be this question does not belong to here, but I do not know where to post it.

I am using Windows 10 Pro 64bit and MMA 11.0.1.

My monitor (32inch) has a native resolution of 3820 * 2160 pixels.

When I use an overall screen magnification of 100% the notebook font and the menu items are much too small.

When I increase the screen magnification to 150% or even more the font (independent which one) is extremely blurry.


Do you have a solution for that, when monitors have 4K?

UPDATE: Answer from a Wolfram Technology Engineer

Mathematica's front-end does not support 4K resolution monitors fully and is known to have some issues when used in 4K resolution monitors. Our developers are currently working on this issue.


So this is something I have partially encountered before (though I can't guarantee it will will work for everyone, or even anyone other than me), the first thing I did was to use this tool to fix scaling issues on Win10 (this is an external program, download at your own risk). There is also a possible option modification that may work for you:

  • Open Option Inspector (ctrl shift O)
  • Set to Global Preferences
  • Go to Formatting Options > Font Options > FontProperties
  • Set ScreenResolution to Automatic

Again, there is no guarantee but this is what I have used in the past.

  • $\begingroup$ This is genius ... it works for me too ... since 2 years I am suffering with the blurring problem. $\endgroup$ – mrz Dec 22 '16 at 15:04
  • $\begingroup$ The only small thing: The input filed in the Mathematica documentation center is not high enough, I entered here Plot: i.imgur.com/bIQ54hR.png $\endgroup$ – mrz Dec 22 '16 at 17:26
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, that is also an issue, but unfortunately I am not aware of any fixes for it yet. $\endgroup$ – lowriniak Dec 22 '16 at 17:31
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    $\begingroup$ @mrz Did you try the recommendation in the other Q&A?: SetOptions[$FrontEnd, Magnification -> 2] $\endgroup$ – Mr.Wizard Dec 22 '16 at 17:42
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    $\begingroup$ (apologies for the delayed response) I'd be happy to do the edits. @mrz to have all notebooks be set to 200% magnification go to Option Inspector, select Global Preferences, go to Notebook options, Display Options, and change the value of Magnification to 2. This means all notebooks will be at 200% by default (notice the popup at the bottom will not change, this is relative to the global value) $\endgroup$ – lowriniak Dec 23 '16 at 10:13

Unfortunately, as i know, there is no better solution except get a bigger screen. I met with the same issue, my solution was a 24-inch screen with 1080p resolution.


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