Windows 10 Redstone to feature display scaling improvements

Windows 10 logoCodenamed Redstone, the next big update for Windows 10 is expected to arrive in the summer, and according to a new report, it could bring significant display scaling improvements to make everything readable on a wider array of devices.

Windows 10 already includes several tweaks in this regard, but with Redstone, Microsoft is looking to better tackle the growing range of devices that feature a wide variety of display sizes.

Microsoft admits that dealing with scaling in Windows is quite difficult, given the fact that the operating system can run on devices with screens ranging between 4 inches and 84 inches, so the next update is likely to bring more improvements in this regard.

The company hasn’t specifically mentioned Redstone as the update to bring these enhancements, but since this is the next big one in the queue, the chances are that it’ll be the release to improve display scaling.

“Scaling is a complex problem for the open Windows ecosystem, which has to support devices ranging in size from roughly 4-inches to 84-inches, with densities ranging from 50DPI to 500DPI. In Windows 10 we took steps to consolidate and simplify our developer story for scaling and to improve the end-user visual experience,” the Windows team said, according to WinBeta, explaining that, with Windows 10, display scaling needs to be adjusted to work on a really wide variety of screen sizes.

Windows 10 Redstone to feature display scaling improvements

So with Windows 10 Redstone, display scaling values will be increased to 450 percent, up from 250 percent in the current version of the operating system. This means that Redstone will also make it possible to run Windows 10 and get better visual experience on high PPI displays, such as 8K desktop monitors, especially when using a Continuum adapter and Windows 10 Mobile.

Redstone is projected to debut in the summer of this year, and work on the project has already started, with Microsoft now shipping preview builds of the update to users enrolled in the Windows Insider program.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows 10

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