Have you ever launched an instance of Dynamics AX either in a native client or through an RDP and the navigation menu or other areas of the application have huge fonts or way too much spacing? Well, I have!
On earlier versions of AX you could go to Tools > Options and adjust the font sizes but on AX 2012 we don’t have this luxury due to a fundamental change where areas of the AX interface use your windows settings rather than X++ settings.
I was talking to one of our Developers and he says: “Do you know what you can do to fix that?” and I said “Nope, I have no clue”.
Long story short, you can make a simple change that will help you resolve this issue. Follow these steps:
1. Right-click on the icon you use to launch AX and select Properties.
2. Select the Compatibility tab.
3. Mark the option called: Disable display scaling on high DPI Settings.
4. Launch AX using the Icon that you just changed the settings for.
Here are before and after screenshots.
BEFORE: Before the property change, you can see below the navigation pane has huge font and the area page has very small fonts.
AFTER: You can see that the things normalized. The navigation menu is much smaller and the area page increased in size.