Adam Henry

Easy Fixes for QuickBooks Display Problems

QuickBooks helps millions of business owners around the world reach their goals. It is fast and easy to use. But the software works best and the user experience is at its best when QB can be displayed correctly. Users may have system problems with "high-resolution" graphic displays (1920*2000 screen resolution or more) for many reasons.

This blog post will tell you the signs, causes, and steps to take to fix QuickBooks Display Issues

Early Signs of Display Problems in QuickBooks

  • The transaction form doesn't fit on the computer screen
  • The sizing icon in the top-right corner of the screen does not reflect
  • A field's label is erased and hidden by another field.
  • The buttons are missing
  • Huge fonts
  • The home page is blank
  • When you make the screen bigger or smaller, it's harder to see what's on it.

Why QuickBooks can't show what it should

QuickBooks accounting software is made for Dots per Inch, which is a setting for Windows that is less than 100%. Systems with a higher resolution display have DPI settings of 125 to 150%, which can sometimes cause QuickBooks Display problems.

How to Fix Display Problems in QuickBooks

Solution 1: Change the DPI settings in QuickBooks

  • Right-click on the QuickBooks icon on the desktop and then click on "Properties."
  • Click on the "Compatibility" tab and then choose "Display scaling on higher DPI setting."
  • Click the 'Apply' and 'OK' buttons.
  • Open QuickBooks and make sure that the display issue is fixed.

Solution 2: Change the Desktop view settings

  • Open the 'company file.
  • Go to the 'Edit' menu
  • Click "Preferences," then "Desktop view," and "My Preferences" to set your preferences.
  • Switch from Multiple Windows to One Window.

Solution 3: Change the DPI settings in Windows

Changing the DPI settings is important because QuickBooks accounting software is made to work with the DPI settings that come with Windows by default. So, you might have trouble if you don't use Default values.

Windows 7

  • Right-click on Desktop and choose 'Screen.
  • Click "Make text and items bigger" in the Display Settings menu.
  • You can also choose the option next to smaller-100%.
  • Save your changes (CTRL+S) and restart the computer for them to take effect.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right-click on Desktop and choose 'Screen.
  • Select "Make text and other items bigger or smaller" at the bottom of the Display settings menu.
  • Uncheck the box that says, "Let me choose only one scaling level for my displays."
  • Move the slider below 100% to make sure the text and other items are the right size.
  • Save your changes (CTRL+S) and restart the computer for them to take effect.

Windows 10

  • Start by clicking "Start," then go to "Control Panel."
  • Type "Windows + X" on the keyboard.
  • Choose "Look and Personalization."
  • Go to the section called "Change item size" and tap "Set custom scaling."
  • Choose 100% from the drop-down menu and click "OK." You can also move the slider to the right or left to change the setting.
  • To make the changes take effect, click "Apply" and sign out.

Read more: How to resolve QuickBooks Error 1000


In this post, we have put together four of the most helpful ways to fix QuickBooks Display Issues. But if the problem doesn't go away, you can call our toll-free number to talk to one of our QuickBooks Premier Support experts.+18557380359 and get back to work in a few minutes.

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