I have been using Blender for few years on Linux Ubuntu on my Thinkpad and I never faced problem in Blender installation and running smoothly even in my 2 GB ram Linux laptop. Recently, I tried to install blender latest version 2.79 from blender.org in my new Dell xps 15 16 GB ram with Windows 10 pro. I am facing terrible lagging problems,

If I install old version like 2.77 or 2.78 or 2.76 there is problem like I cannot see the tabs anymore. They are so small that I cannot see them.

I cannot understand where is exactly the problem. I have all the pythons installed properly. Can anybody tell me the solution. Is it problem with blender and windows 10 compatibility? I have attached the screen shot, please have a look and tell me the solution.

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Just took screen shot of the User Interface in blender 2.78

  • $\begingroup$ Please attach a screenshot that shows the problem. $\endgroup$ – dr. Sybren Nov 17 '18 at 9:14

It's looks like you have retina display, that means it has four real pixels in one digital pixel.

Open File > User Preferences


And the very first entry at the top: Display: Scale

Set it to 2.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thnaks for your reply. I just installed again blender 2.78 and tried to set the display scale value but I did not get any such option there. Also Dell xps 9570 does not have retina display but intel UHD display. So, is there other options. The problem is if I installed 2.79 latest one O did not get this problem then everything is normal in terms of display. But Then my pc gets hanged. So, I am trying if older version does not have that problem. $\endgroup$ – whoami Nov 17 '18 at 12:44
  • $\begingroup$ Сan you post screenshot with User Preferences? $\endgroup$ – Crantisz Nov 17 '18 at 13:18
  • $\begingroup$ hi, I just added the screen shot of the user interface in blender 2.78. As one can see there is no such option as you mentioned earlier. I think Windows has terrible problem with blender as there are so many problems reported. There should be a manual with blender to reset blender properly after installation to make it compatible with windows. Please suggest a solution. $\endgroup$ – whoami Nov 18 '18 at 0:19

I am using Blender 2.78. For me to fix this issue, I had to go to the following: File > User Preferences > System > General > DPI DPI setting The DPI had a default value of 72. When I changed this to 144, the UI was way more usable.


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