Friday, March 15, 2013

Fix: Scrolling in the Application Catalog

For the longest time I've been trying to figure out why, on some of my workstations, users have to scroll horizontally in order to see the Install button when they select a program.  Even when they fullscreen the browser, same issue.

At first I though it was a problem with page scaling; when someone zooms in on their browser.  In actuality I wasn't that far off!

The solution?

DPI Settings!!!

If your DPI settings are anything other than 100% then the Application Catalog will have scrollbars all around.  To change this, do the following:

Windows 7/Windows 8

  1. Right-click anywhere on the Desktop and select Screen Resolution
  2. Click Make text and other items larger or smaller
  3. Click the 100% radio button, then click Apply

You will need to log out/log in for the DPI setting change to take affect.  But, after that .. NO MORE SCROLL BARS!!  Some laptop screens will actually use 125% DPI as the default setting.

How I came across this solution has to do with an in-house application that was developed some time ago (and retired now, thank goodness).  If your DPI was set anything over 100%, you would only see part of the input screen.