Forcing Command Line Switches
vongalin last edited by
Good afternoon all,
I am using the -force-device-scale-factor=1 command line switch on my pinned shortcuts (Desktop, Taskbar, etc.). This works great when using the shortcut; however, if Vivaldi is started w/o using the shortcut, the command line switch (obviously) isn't used.
Is there a setting or edit somewhere where I can add that option so 1) maybe not need it on the shortcut and 2) it is always applied when the application is run, e.g. from a link, from another program, etc. ?
duarte.framos last edited by
Create a batch file containing said command line switches and link the shortcuts to said batch file instead of original EXE.
Use something like
start Vivaldi.exe -force-device-scale-factor=1.
If you require an actual EXE for aesthetic purposes or for pinning, there are utilities out there to convert bat to exe.
vongalin last edited by
Thank you for the suggestion; however, that doesn't solve my issue (at least I don't think it will). Here is an example, Vivaldi is set as my default browser through Apps (Windows 10). If Vivaldi is closed and I click a link from my email, Steam, etc., it launches Vivaldi correctly, just not with the command line parameter applied. That's why I wondering if there was a config file where that setting could be added. This way, no matter how Vivaldi was started it would be applied.
For my workaround, I just copy the link, open Vivaldi and Paste and Go. Due to my monitor setup and DPI scaling, I have to use that command line switch to make everything look nice, crisp and scaled properly.
If Vivaldi is closed and I click a link from my email, Steam, etc., it launches Vivaldi correctly, just not with the command line parameter applied.
On Own Risk
Open Windows Registry
Change Value of
"C:\Program Files\Vivaldi\Application\vivaldi.exe" --force-device-scale-factor=1 -- "%1"
vongalin last edited by Gwen-Dragon
@gwen-dragon Thank you for the tip. Slight modification on my end and it is working perfectly ! I had to rearrange the --'s.
My location and value of (Default) is now :
"C:\Users\VONGALIN\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\Application\vivaldi.exe" --force-device-scale-factor=1 -- "%1"
With this setting set, double-clicking a shortcut when V is closed now opens it just as if I had used my shortcut w/the command line entry.
Thank you again !