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Liutauras Vilda
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If you are using Windows 10 and have several external monitors, don't update to IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2.3 as of now - wait for other releases.

On Windows 10 there are problems with UI components scaling for IDEA, so basically on external monitor if you were able to see 5 methods in one screen, now you'll be able to see 1 or 2 (because of huge fonts size and other UI components). You can make make font size smaller, but that solves only the text issue on bigger screens and at the same time makes text unreadable on smaller size screens (laptop).

Irony mode: Windows 10 deletion and some other vendor OS install supposed to solve this issue.
 
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Thanks for the notice Liutauras.

I'm sure that you saved me from becoming frustrated with trying to resolve this issue.

I wonder if Android Studio would have the same problem(s) as they seem to share at least some of the base code.
 
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In case somebody ran in UI scaling issues, 2 temporary fixes worked for me:

1. In IDEA itself go to Help -> Edit Custom VM Options and add line -Dsun.java2d.uiScale.enabled=false and re-open IDEA.
2. Right mouse click on IDEA shortcut Properties -> Compatibility -> Tick option "Override hight DPI scaling behavior (from the drop-down choose "System").

1st option renders text slightly worse on external monitor with Full HD resolution, but text looks better on native laptop monitor (in my case).
2nd option renders text slightly better on external monitor with Full HD resolution, but text looks blur on native laptop monitor (in my case).

I still prefer 1st option, because such behaviour was before new IntelliJ IDEA update to 2017.2.*
 
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There's a new version now, 2017.2.4.

I haven't had any problems yet, but IntelliJ on Windows did show me a warning about HiDPI mode and pointed to a page with more information about what to do if it doesn't work well. The page said the same as what you posted, Liutauras.
 
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Jesper de Jong wrote:There's a new version now, 2017.2.4.

Yes, got installed that. Same issues. Even tried 2017.3 EAP - weren't fix there either. Official release of 2017.3 supposed to have it (read somewhere).

Jesper de Jong wrote:I haven't had any problems yet, but IntelliJ on Windows did show me a warning about HiDPI mode

If you use only one monitor I think it should be fine. If you use 2 monitors (i.e. laptop + external), then it loads fine on the monitor which is set to main screen, as upon ide load it captures monitor settings. But if you were try to drag ide environment to other screen, it just doesn't re-scale.

My main screen is laptop's and problem are not on the laptop, but rather external monitor. I guess your main screen is set external monitor, and laptop either closed at all or not used for development. This info might will be helpful for somebody else who trying to solve it on their side.

Jesper de Jong wrote:and pointed to a page with more information about what to do if it doesn't work well

Yes, this page got updated few times with some extra info and other members findings. So I have tried all options, and only those 2 worked for me as of now.
 
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