Windows 10 - Scaling Issue

Hi - since buying a new Lenovo ideapad Y700 w/ultra hd, I've been having some weird scaling issues with various software programs, including rapidminer.  See the screenshot below for the attachment.  I was able to email a couple of other software programs such as iObit to get fixes for this issue and I was wondering if anyone had a fix for rapidminer as well?

Basically, the program looks great (nice and crisp in Windows 10), but all of the text and things like "File," "Edit," etc. are so tiny and it almost makes the program impossible to use.

As a note, going into the .exe file and turning on "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" did work for some applications (e.g., Spyware Blaster), but not rapidminer. :/

RM Staff
RM Staff

Re: Windows 10 - Scaling Issue


thank you for the report! We are aware of this issue but unfortunately there are a number of technical difficulties to overcome first.

Team Lead Software Engineering | RapidMiner GmbH

Re: Windows 10 - Scaling Issue


Was wondering if there was a solution to this problem? I'm running Windows 10 on a 4k resolution screen and am running into the same problem, the font in the UI is unreadable due to its size.

Thank you,
RM Certified Expert
RM Certified Expert

Re: Windows 10 - Scaling Issue

One thing you might try (this is a bit of a hack) is download a font editor & the RM UI fonts from github.  Then edit the fonts to change the EM size to a higher value. 
Save them & install in your PC.  Now when you start RapidMiner you'll be using customized fonts especially for you setup. 
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Newbie Henning

Re: Windows 10 - Scaling Issue

Hello Rapidminer Team,

are there any news on this issue?

I'm struggeling with this also since months.


I'm travelling a lot and would like to use RM Studio in the train on my notebook with HiRes, but it's simply unusable.

Everything's appearing very tiny on the screen.


The workaround mentioned above doesn't work for me.

Could you pls. put this topic on prio? It is reported since ~6months now.

This is putting a little shadow on the great tool Rapidminer!



Newbie alexey

Re: Windows 10 - Scaling Issue

See EDIT2 of this answer, it helped me. I opened this file C:\Program Files\RapidMiner\RapidMiner Studio\jre\bin\javaw.exe in ResTuner and edited Manifest, replacing <dpiAware>true</dpiAware> with <dpiAware>false</dpiAware>

Newbie bjserpas

Re: Windows 10 - Scaling Issue

This solution does not work with the current version of RapidMiner Studio (7.2.2). I've used this solution many times for other Java apps, and it was fine. By setting the 'dpiaware' setting to 'false,' just about every Java app I've tried scales properly. Unfortunately, I cannot get RapidMiner to do the same. I am even running it from the command line to ensure that RapidMiner is using the local jre folder (and not the global system folder), but I still can't get it to scale.


I'm running Windows 10. Is there a workaround for this? Or perhaps a version of RapidMiner that this solution works with?


Apologies, my issue was due to the very bizarre way in which Resource Tuner caches files that are administrator-protected, even if opened as an administrator. Moving the executables out of Program Files, modifying them, and then copying them back works fine.

Still, this is in no way an ideal solution, and I am amazed that there is still no official fix from the development team from this, after months of the community asking for it. Hopefully we will see one in the near future.

RM Staff
RM Staff

Re: Windows 10 - Scaling Issue

Hi All,


The challenge is that different operating systems and different Java versions have completely different behaviour in terms of high-resolution support. We are working on this and we will release an improved version and a dedicated documentation page on this topic in the next few months.



Zoltan Prekopcsak, VP Engineering

Re: Windows 10 - Scaling Issue

i must say that changing the manifest highdpi from true to false does nothing.


any news on any workaround?

Learner II hmd_nasr
Learner II

Re: Windows 10 - Scaling Issue

hi everybody, I recently learnt the rapidminer and downoaded it, my laptop in FHD and when I opened it, I was amazed of the size of fonts, icons, bottons, ....  . ALL OF THEM ARE EXTEREMELY SMALL, I get eye strain.Smiley Mad

Dear rapidminer team the software is wonderful Smiley Happy, but please solve this issue and make all the things really bigger. put a scale in the software to choose from. even I reduced the resolution and put the scaling to 175% in windows, it is still small, Im happy that I have not bought a 4k monitor, that way the software would be absoloutly useless.Smiley Frustrated

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