Google Chrome crashed on me, as it often does. But when I restarted it the chrome (UI elements) is suddenly huge: the tab text and favicons, UI icons, address bar font, etc. Also, when I open new pages, zoom is set to something > 100% even though page zoom is set to 100% in settings. This is currently Chrome 36, in Windows 7 Home Premium x64.
In Windows I've had a custom DPI scaling of 149% and "Use Windows XP style DPI scaling" enabled forever. However I had Chrome setup was working properly with those settings for many months until today. I thought I recalled enabling a Chrome flag related to "high DPI" way back when. When I checked today, all I see is "Force high DPI mode" (
force-device-scale-factor) and it's "not available" (grayed out). I found this recent discussion talking about a --high-dpi-support flag being eliminated in favor of a registry entry. I tried adding --high-dpi-support=1 to my shortcut, but it has no effect. Adding a --force-device-scale-factor does have an effect, but that seems like a kludge.
1) If the --high-dpi-support flag has been eliminated in favor of a registry entry, how is that supposed to work with a portable installation?
2) How and why would this problem only have manifested suddenly today after Chrome crashed? I believe the last time I updated Chrome was several weeks ago.
3) How do I fix it?