Enable high-dpi support in the OctoSAM GUI

  • High-dpi support in the OctoSAM GUI is still experimental and there are known problems mainly when running the GUI through a Terminal Server RDP session. Therefore, high-dpi support is disabled by default. However we try to improve high-dpi support with every release.


    If you run the OctoSAM GUI on your workstation or laptop and have Windows scaling set to other than 100%, you can benefit from a sharper text display by enabling high-dpi.


    Locate the Octopus2.exe.config setting in the folder where you installed it (usually Program Files\OctoSoft\OctoSAM\) and edit the Octopus2.exe.config file. Enable the following element at beginning of the file:


    Code: Octopus2.exe.config
    <System.Windows.Forms.ApplicationConfigurationSection>
    <add key="DpiAwareness" value="PerMonitorV2" />
    </System.Windows.Forms.ApplicationConfigurationSection>


    Note that you may need local Administrator privileges to edit the file.

  • Erwin Richard

    Changed the title of the thread from “Enable high-dpi support in the Octopus GUI” to “Enable high-dpi support in the OctoSAM GUI”.