SketchUp and Windows 10 display scaling

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#1

Hi, I use SketchUp Make 2017 an I’m going to buy a new laptop: Dell XPS 15 9560 with i7-7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GTX 1050 and Windows 10 Home.

That laptop has a 15" display, available with two different resolutions:

FHD (19201080) matte
UHD (3840
2160) glossy

If I choose the FHD display I will run it with a 100% scaling (that is, not scaling at all); if I choose the 4K display I will run it with a 200% scaling (with a smaller scaling, text would be too tiny and unreadable).

I’m sure SketchUp will have no problem with the FHD display scaled at 100%. But what about the 4K display scaled at 200%? I’ve read that SketchUp support Windows DPI scaling only up to 150%: can you confirm that limitation? And if that limit is true, what happens when SketchUp is launched in a Windows system scaled at 200%? Does it scale at 150%? Or at 100% (not scaling at all)?

More in general, what 15" display option (FHD or 4K) do you suggest for SketchUp?


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#2

See the HW and SW Requirements page, section labeled "High DPI Support"
https://help.sketchup.com/en/article/36208

Things become unreadable or unusable. (Especially the tray panels controls and sizing.)

See issues other people had:


and etc., ETC.,…
https://forums.sketchup.com/search?q=display%20scaling


#3

Aside from the resolution scaling, I prefer matte screens. Easier on my eyes, and no distracting reflections. Also if you work outside or by a window, glossy screens are usually not bright enough.


#4

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