CLiR Panel display issues with Photoshop and Windows

What’s happening?

On Windows machines, there are a few points that need special attention, if you’ve experienced graphic display ”zoom” issues.

In fact, due to some graphic bugs between Windows OS and Adobe Photoshop, CEP Panels can show up as cropped.

Besides our recommendation of setting your monitor to a minimum resolution of 1080 pixels height, here are the areas that you need to access in order to make sure that your monitor is properly setup.

Note: Mac OS users shouldn’t be concerned at all.

❌  CLiR Panel in Photoshop, showing display issues: part of the panel are cropped, text is too big…

✅  CLiR Panel in Photoshop, properly displayed

Let’s see what solutions we have to bring things back to normal.

We basically need to access Windows Settings and look out for 4 parameters:

in System Display in Ease of Access

Scale and Layout

Make text bigger

Display Resolution

Make Everything bigger


Important: before anything else, please quit Photoshop if it’s running❗️


Now let’s go throught Windows settings and start adjusting.


To avoid any menu confusion in Win OS, we will just start from the Desktop.

Just type display in the bottom left search bar…
Then click on “Change the resolution of the display”…

Note: you can reduce height of the CLiR panel and scroll through with your mouse

✅ Looks good

When the CLiR panel has been resized, use the mouse wheel and scroll to show the rest of the panel:


If your screen resolution allows you: 
set the screen resolution to a minimum height of 1080 pixels. 

Let’s go back to Windows Display Settings panel.
Click on “Advanced scaling settings”.


Leave Custom scaling field empty.
Click the back arrow.


1/ Scroll down
2/ Click “Advanced display settings”


Make sure the resolution is set to minimum height of 1080 pixels.
Click back arrow.

Cool ! So far, we’ve checked:

in System Display

✅  Scale and Layout

✅  Display Resolution


Now let’s check:

in Ease of Access

Make text bigger

Make Everything bigger


Let’s go back to Windows Display Settings panel… and click “Home”

Click “Ease of Access”

Make sure that the smallest value is set for the “Make text bigger”.
Make sure that “Make everything bigger” is set to 100%.

This is what happens when a panel is clipped

 This looks good now!

We’ve checked 

in System Display in Ease of Access

✅ Scale and Layout

✅ Make text bigger

✅ Display Resolution ✅ Make Everything bigger


✅ Now you can relaunch Photoshop

NOTE : If none of the above is working, you might want to try what’s described below…

Beforehand, quit Photoshop if it’s running. Then follow these steps:

1/ Navigate to: Program Files > Adobe > Adobe Photoshop 2021

Right-click on the Photoshop 2021 executable file

Click “Properties

2/ Click Compatibility tab

3/ Click “Change settings for all users”

4/ Click “Change high DPI settings”

5/ Check the box:
“Override high DPI scaling behaviour. Scaling performed by:”

6/ Select option “System (Enhanced)”

7/ Click OK, accept and apply the changes

Open Photoshop. Everything works fine again

CLiR Panel : fix display issues with Photoshop and Windows