I just got a new laptop and having issues with the screen resolution.
At first glance things look normal/good. The desktop has normal sized icons, etc and things appear to be normal.
But when I start using certain applications, some things are way too tiny. For example, in one program the application menus are so tiny I can barely see them. In another program (VMWare Workstation), the guest OS is a tiny square in the middle. After logging in and with the vmware tools the guest OS does expand but then it has the same issue as some of my apps (menus are tiny)
What I don't understand is why I'm unable to lower my screen resolution to something non-native. When I do, all my icons are huge on my desktop, but NOTHING else really changes (the same apps I'm having trouble with are still tiny)
I believe the issue is that some apps aren't updated or designed yet to support 4k resolution, but so then what is the work-around if lowering my screen resolution doesn't even help?
I also tried editing the properties of the .exe of these programs under "Compatibility" and enabling the setting "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" but having this enabled or disabled makes no visible difference at all.