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Screen Resolution Is Too Small

Roon requires a resolution of at least 1280x720, and if your scaling factor results in a virtual resolution smaller than that you can see this error when trying to use Roon. This most frequently happens when scaling from high resolutions, like with a 4K monitor. 

The best solution is to change the scaling factor for Roon only. To do this, see these instructions:

  1. In Windows, open the Run dialog (just type Run in the start menu)
  2. In the Run dialog, click Browse
  3. Navigate to the Application folder of your Roon database
  4. (this will be something like C:\Users\ [your user name] \AppData\Local\Roon\Application
  5. Click Roon.exe
  6. Now you should have the correct path in the Run dialog – for example:
    1. C:\Users\mike\AppData\Local\Roon\Application\Roon.exe
  7. Put that path in double-quotes and then add the scale factor modifier to the end – For example:
    1. "C:\Users\mike\AppData\Local\Roon\Application\Roon.exe" -scalefactor=2
  8. Launch Roon and see if things look better – if not, open the Run dialog, click the little down arrow to find your previous command, and change 2 to something else, like 3, like this:
    1. "C:\Users\mike\AppData\Local\Roon\Application\Roon.exe" -scalefactor=3
  9. Repeat until things are scaled how you’d like
  10. Once you find what scale factor works for you, right click the Roon Shortcut and copy the same command (from the Run dialog) into the shortcut’s “Target” field – then Roon should open up with your custom scale factor every time.

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