Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Dynamics AX R3 very large text in modules in RDP

When logging into Dynamics AX 2012 R3 (or other versions) via RDP, you'll sometimes see very large text in the modules and object names (Figure 1). The big text is annoying and doesn't really make navigation a delightful experience.

You can fix it through the below:
  • Right click on the Dynamics AX icon on your desktop
    • If you don't have an icon, do the following:
      • Go to the Start menu
      • Type Dynamics AX
      • Right click on the icon in the search window results
      • Click ' Open File Location'
      • Create a shortcut from that Dynamics AX program link to the desktop (right click and create shortcut to desktop, copy paste, etc)
  • Select 'Properties' (Figure 2)
  • Under 'Compatibility' tab, check the 'Disable display scaling on high DPI settings' checkbox (Figure 3)
  • Reopen Dynamics AX via this icon (Figure 4)
Figure 1 - AX with 'big' navigation names

Figure 2 - Right Click on AX icon and select properties

Figure 3 - 'Compatibility' tab and 'Disable display scaling on high DPI settings' box

Figure 4 - The corrected AX navigation


  1. This is a life-saver! Thanks.

    I'm also having a similar problem using AX client as a published remote app -- the font sizes are extremely tiny. Any ideas?

    1. On a remote app, it depends on the technology used. I solved it back in the day via XenApp, but couldn't find my file on how I did that... It should be possible though. If I find it I'll post it on here.