Better support of high DPI and UI scaling in the console
I know Windows 10 is bringing much better support of HiDPI, but I don't believe the console is taking advantage of those enhancements.
Most of the console renders OK on HiPDI screens, but there are many windows that are simply unusable due to improper support of scaling. The examples I've attached are from a 4K monitor at 150% (which is the default for Windows). This issue also occurs on HiPDI screens on laptops like the Dell XPS 13.
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AdminAdam Meltzer (ConfigMgr Product Team) (Software Engineer, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager) commented
If you continue to see any UI surfaces that are not working as expected under high DPI and/or high scale factors, please send a frown through the console so we can treat this as a bug.
Tip: You can paste or attach your own screenshot when sending a frown if the UI surface you are in does not allow you to use the feedback buttons.(Edited by admin)
Jayson Gabler commented
This is still a problem in 1910. I can't deploy Software Updates because I can't see the Next button as it's off the bottom of the screen.
this is still an issue with 1710... what sccm version will this issue be fixed in?
Same problem on a Lenovo T460s
This issue does not just impact the console but also the application catalog as described at https://www.cb-net.co.uk/microsoft-articles/configmgr/configmgr-application-catalog-dpi-scaling-issues/
This issue affects many Microsoft consoles on high res screens.
I have a 4k screen and used the following to make my console usable: https://spaghettidba.com/2015/10/14/ssms-in-high-dpi-displays-how-to-stop-the-madness/
I would still like this fixed for out-of the box installs though!
Please, please, please help us with this? The SCCM Console is very difficult to use on my Surface Book. I need to dock and connect to an external LCD in order to complete most tasks!
I have a Dell XPS 15 with a 4K display. Normally I use the display in the default 3840*2160 225% mode. Most of the properties windows in the SCCM console do not scale and are to small to read. The console does only work when set the display to 100% mode (2048*1152).
Please provide better support for hi res displays.
Bob Panick commented
Doing SCCM Admin on a Surface Book is impossible without an external low DPI second monitor. But its not just SCCM, its everything that doesn't support scaling. Its so bad we advise customers not to buy high DPI devices, particularly for system administators.
John Kidd Jr commented
Having proper support for HiDPI and display scaling would improve my life greatly.
Sébastien Touahria commented
If you are connected via RDP the scaling of Console pop ups are really small.
Pop ups must be scale to current resolution of the session.
Console is very difficult to use on a 4K screen.
I run into issues like this when using the console on my laptop running Windows 8.1. It has a 1920 x 1080 screen and some windows are simply cutting off buttons at the bottom, usually interactive wizard driven dialogs.