Windows 8.1 font scaling on an iMac with Retina screen
Thread poster: 2nl (X)

2nl (X)  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 02:59
Mar 30, 2015

I was very surprised to notice that fonts (on buttons, in lists etc.) in many CAT tools where hardly legible, after migrating my Windows 8.1 in Parallels Desktop 10 to a new iMac with a Retina screen. Lower resolutions don't "stick" and even a font scaling of 200 % didn't bring a solution.

I've migrated my Parallels VM to VMware Fusion now. Here I can use a lower resolution, while text is still sharp and legible.

So I assume that it's a shortcoming of Parallels.


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:59
Finnish to French
Parallels KB article Apr 5, 2015

2nl wrote:
So I assume that it's a shortcoming of Parallels.

The following wouldn't help?

http://kb.parallels.com/en/114700


 

2nl (X)  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 02:59
TOPIC STARTER
Fine on my small MBP, too small on my iMac Apr 7, 2015

Dominique Pivard wrote:

2nl wrote:
So I assume that it's a shortcoming of Parallels.

The following wouldn't help?

http://kb.parallels.com/en/114700


Sorry, no.
(At least not on my iMac)


 


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