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High Resolution Display


I've read a few other posts about Todoist not being compatible with high-resolution screens and the plugin using microscopic fonts. Do we have an ETC for when this will be resolved? Some of these requests went back to last year. With more and more laptops coming with high resolution displays, this "bug" is quite problematic and makes Todoist unusable. The solution shouldn't be to adjust the resolution when it's the only program I'm using which now has this issue.

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jun 08, 2014 - 03:25 UTC

Hi Evan,

I can not give an ETA at this time. Though I do know it's being worked on and is something we do want to improve.


John Whiting  premium
Replied on Sep 03, 2014 - 09:41 UTC

Text in Outlook on Surface Pro 3 so small it's almost unreadable.

Brent Shelton  premium
Replied on Sep 05, 2014 - 02:17 UTC

Hello -

I'm moving to a new, high-resolution screen as well and have found that the version downloaded today also results in very small (unusable) task list. Outlook and IE text size is appropriately sized (usable / readable) for the screen resolution.

What is the current work around? What are the specific steps do I need to do to make the size of the font in the Outlook Add-In readable? I don't need a released solution or an update to the product - i'll work with editing configuration files, registry etc.

I've seen a couple of threads here in support, but did not the definitive work around.

Thank you for great product.


Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Sep 05, 2014 - 07:21 UTC

Hi Brent,

Unfortunately, there's exactly no workaround for this yet. We just have to wait for the fix. :-(


Richard Larsson  premium
Replied on Sep 17, 2014 - 16:46 UTC

Bummer. Oh well, add me to the list of people waiting for the fix.

Joseph Oh  premium
Replied on Oct 01, 2014 - 17:06 UTC

Any news on this? It seems like all the other programs I am using have finally adapted for a high resolution screen. Just waiting for Todoist.

Brent Shelton  premium
Replied on Oct 01, 2014 - 18:20 UTC

As suggested previously, why not consider an alpha release simply to abate some of the issue? If this feature is not using the Windows scaling functionality, something is presumably hard-coded somewhere.

If in a config file, let us edit it locally (just a little help on where and how).

If hard-coded, please simply hard-code an exe with a 1.5x or 2.0x font size - this will not solve the problem (implement it elegantly using Windows/DPI/Scaling), but it will give us a so-called quick'n dirty temporary solution.

Again, no need to implement this correctly for all future resolutions, just something simple and workable as a temporary solution.


Matthew Baker  premium
Replied on Mar 24, 2015 - 10:18 UTC

Please add me to the list of people desperately wanting a resolution to this. It was onyl after paying for premium that I noticed this issue and it's kind of a big one.

Brent Shelton  premium
Replied on Mar 24, 2015 - 12:52 UTC

I've been waiting a very long time.

Think about all the new computers which do not have low resolutions being sold.

Paul Jenkins  premium
Replied on Apr 03, 2015 - 08:54 UTC

Also waiting a solution to this, but I've actually found a good workaround for this.

Running on a Surface Pro 3, I've switched over to Mailbird 2.0 as my default email client (http://www.getmailbird.com/) and that has a really good plug-in for todoist, which can be scaled independently of the rest of the view. Although I'm using the email client as well as the plugin, I guess you could just use the plugin by itself...

Totally agree that it doesn't help with Outlook integration per se, and the best solution would be a fix in todoist itself, but for me its an acceptable solution.

(I've no connection whatsoever with either todoist or mailbird, other than a user of both applications).

Steve Rodgers  premium
Replied on Apr 04, 2015 - 03:29 UTC

There are soooooo many threads on this issue......kinda crazy, TDist.

I would have preferred to be able to read my tasks in Outlook to being able to change the color of the app in iOS. :)

Frank in Florida
Replied on Apr 04, 2015 - 06:38 UTC

Check out this link, re: a new staff hire:


About a third of the page down, "What features are you most excited about bringing to Todoist’s Windows desktop client? Outlook? Windows Phone?" "... we want to add some features that, while not cool or groundbreaking, will make the app more comfortable to use, such as high DPI support..."

Michael Ahern  premium
Replied on May 05, 2015 - 19:53 UTC

Is there any news on a high dpi version of the windows app?

Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on May 05, 2015 - 19:56 UTC

Hi Michael,

Unfortunately, we can't provide the exact dat yet. As we have more definite news about this update, we will share! Sorry for the inconvenience!