Fix fuzzy UI and register text

On my laptop, my display settings are set to 125% size by default for the most comfortable use. I just tonight put two and two together and found that it was indeed this setting that was causing the fuzziness in Quicken when using it on my laptop. This is present (or most notable) anywhere in the interface where there's type. Would it be possible to have the text stay sharp like in other Windows programs like web browsers? It would vastly improve readability. Thank you very much!


  • Rocket J Squirrel
    Rocket J Squirrel SuperUser, Windows Beta ✭✭✭✭✭
    1. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Quicken\
    2. Right-click qw.exe and choose Properties
    3. On the Compatibility tab, click Change High DPI Settings
    4. On the resulting dialog, Override high DPI scaling behavior, scaling performed by application.
    5. OK out of the dialogs.
    This is not peculiar to Quicken. Other older apps exhibit the same behavior and benefit from the same fix.

    Quicken user since version 2 for DOS, now using QWin Premier Subscription on Win10 Pro.
  • Craig Vorwald
    Craig Vorwald Member ✭✭✭
    Just found this post because I just upgraded to a new laptop with Windows 11.  Thought this post would solve my issue with fuzzy scaled fonts in Quicken.  Not an issue in other programs.  Anyway, qw.exe does not have a compatibility tab under Windows 11, so now I am left trying to figure out a suitable solution.  Help!!  User since 1995.
    Quicken user since 1995...
  • markus1957
    markus1957 SuperUser, Windows Beta Beta
    I'm using Win 11 but find I do not need the Compatibility tab feature as resolution is clear on both a desktop and surface tablet.  In any case, the tab does still exist when following the directions given by @Rocket J Squirrel above.