Guide for Portal 2 – [WINDOWS] fixing authoring tools UI mis-scaling after the update
If you’re like me and the update to the portal 2 authoring tools has caused your UI to be a bit messed up, screwing with your muscle memory a bit, then this guide is for you!
it’ll take you through a fairly easy to follow, simple solution for this issue.
Step 1: locating the exe file for hammer
The hammer.exe file is located in your portal 2 bin folder, through the steamapps directory
Then you will need to find hammer.exe, it looks like this
Step 2: editing the properties
Right click on hammer.exe and select “properties“, it’s at the bottom of the list
Then, once in the properties, go to the “compatibility” tab and select “ Change high DPI settings”
Once in high DPI settings, go to the bottom and check the box that says “Override high DPI scaling behavior“, then go to the dropdown labeled “scaling performed by:” and change it from “application” to “system” then hit “ok”
When you’re back in the properties window, hit “apply”
Step 3: restart hammer
If you restart hammer after this, everything should be back to it’s proper scaling!
If it still looks like this, then re-read the guide
If it looks like this, then you’re good to go!
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