High-DPI monitor support (Windows 10)

  • Live Versions: 9-10
  • Operating System: Windows 10

High-DPI mode on Live 10

Live 10 has High-DPI support for Windows 10 computers by default. This can be toggled in the Preferences under Look/Feel → Enable HiDPI mode. 

Auto Scale Plug-in Window

Certain HiDPI plug-ins may require you to manually disable scaling (via the context menu) in order to use them on HiDPI screens.  (Note:  This feature does not apply to VST3 devices, which are auto-scaled by default).

There are two ways to do this. 

1. Right click on the plug-in title bar and deselect "Auto-Scale Plugin Window".


2. Right click on the plug-in the Live Browser and deselect "Auto-Scale Plugin Window".Autoscaling_Plugins.PNG

Using Live 9 on high-DPI monitors

Live 9 does not have proper high-DPI support therefore Live 9's GUI may appear blurry or out-of-focus if the Windows Zoom settings are set to anything other than 100% (Windows 7) or something other than “Smaller” (Windows 10, 8)

  • right-click on the Live shortcut in the Start Menu and choose "Properties" from the list.
  • go to “Compatibility”.
  • tick “Disable display scaling on high-DPI settings”.
  • "Apply" these settings.


Note: Plug-in GUI windows will appear small when using this method.