1. SGA016's Avatar
    Hi, all. For some reason my Lumia 640 got faster since I googled about how to add a new app column on the screen.
    I went to settings / display, and reduce the size of text,etc, from 200% (recommended), to 175%-
    After that, for unknown reason the phone looks smother than before. not minimally laggy when opening an app. Beyond that, looks the screen looks gorgeous scaled, especially the Glance screen, or navegation bar.
    Thought on this?.
    01-15-2017 08:19 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    Hmm very interesting observation. Are you on 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile?
    RumoredNow and Guytronic like this.
    01-15-2017 08:59 PM
  3. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Were scaling options a part of 8.1?
    01-16-2017 03:19 AM
  4. saras112's Avatar
    I noticed this as well.
    libra89 likes this.
    01-16-2017 04:49 AM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    Were scaling options a part of 8.1?
    I can't recall, which is why I asked.
    01-16-2017 04:43 PM
  6. jeffchapik's Avatar
    Were scaling options a part of 8.1?

    No. This wasn't available until W10M.
    libra89 likes this.
    01-16-2017 04:45 PM
  7. Archdean's Avatar
    Well I tried it but the text is way to small for me especially using the keyboard!!
    libra89 likes this.
    01-16-2017 05:45 PM
  8. libra89's Avatar
    Hi, all. For some reason my Lumia 640 got faster since I googled about how to add a new app column on the screen.
    I went to settings / display, and reduce the size of text,etc, from 200% (recommended), to 175%-
    After that, for unknown reason the phone looks smother than before. not minimally laggy when opening an app. Beyond that, looks the screen looks gorgeous scaled, especially the Glance screen, or navegation bar.
    Thought on this?.
    Thanks for sharing this! I agree about the Glance screen and the navigation bar, especially the nav bar for me.

    I noticed this as well.
    I tried it on my 650, and it does feel faster!
    01-16-2017 09:37 PM
  9. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing this! I agree about the Glance screen and the navigation bar, especially the nav bar for me.



    I tried it on my 650, and it does feel faster!
    Of course its faster. Everything on the screen is smaller and therefore lighter. Try running while carrying a 25 lb weight then while carrying a 10 lb weight. Same thing with smaller text, tiles, etc. ;)
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    01-17-2017 07:52 AM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    Of course its faster. Everything on the screen is smaller and therefore lighter. Try running while carrying a 25 lb weight then while carrying a 10 lb weight. Same thing with smaller text, tiles, etc. ;)
    That's a great point, but what I don't get is why it feels like there's a difference when it comes to apps.
    01-17-2017 08:15 AM
  11. aybarrap1's Avatar
    Thanks for this. Saw the option but never tried it until I saw this post. Love the seeing at 175% and it does seen smoother. I would have thought the opposite would be true.

    Sent from mTalk
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    01-21-2017 12:30 PM
  12. jeffchapik's Avatar
    I changed mine from 200% to 175%, but I can't really say I've noticed any difference in performance. Just more eyestrain...
    Timbre70 likes this.
    01-27-2017 11:35 AM
  13. madcursor's Avatar
    I changed the scaling to 175 and the phone does feel a tad more responsive, but to me it's nothing significant. Maybe it depends on the configuration and installed apps. But I noticed the multitasking view changed the layout and I am really liking this new style. I think I will keep it this way even if the text is now smaller..:-)
    libra89 likes this.
    02-08-2017 01:48 AM
  14. kramium's Avatar
    Well I tried it but the text is way to small for me especially using the keyboard!!
    You can separately resize font :

    From the Settings screen, select Ease of Access > more option > font size
    libra89 likes this.
    02-08-2017 05:43 PM
  15. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    Tried this, don't feel a difference, feels exactly the same to me haha.
    02-08-2017 11:38 PM
  16. aybarrap1's Avatar
    You can separately resize font :

    From the Settings screen, select Ease of Access > more option > font size
    Thanks for this. Now I really love the changes.

    Sent from mTalk
    libra89 likes this.
    02-11-2017 12:45 AM
  17. arjan wolthuis's Avatar
    Haha. Good tip, i remember it. Although my 640 is generally fast enough for my usage :p
    02-21-2017 08:06 PM

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