Small Cursor with 4K Monitor on Front Panel and Block Diagram

Updated Dec 7, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW Full
  • LabVIEW Base
  • LabVIEW Professional


  • Windows 10
  • LabVIEW 2017 32 bit
  • 4K monitors

Issue Details

I am using LabVIEW 2017 in Windows 10 on a 4K monitor and my cursor is small when I am in the block diagram or the front panel. The cursor works fine in other LabVIEW menus and toolbars.


Certain high resolution computers currently experience this problem with a shrinking cursor while using LabVIEW. A bug report has been created with National Instruments R&D to further look into the issue. The Corrective Action Request (CAR) number is 677536. This bug is fixed in LabVIEW 2018 SP1 but this may still be an issue in versions older than that.

The following workaround can be used to stop the controller from shrinking:
  • Set the display settings to 100% scaling and 1080p resolution
  • Use a secondary lower resolution monitorĀ for LabVIEW.


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