Set screen resolution on unattended mode

In some scenarios, Power Automate might run unattended flows in a lower resolution than the one used to develop the flows. As a result, some UI elements could be hidden from the screen and cause flows to fail.

With Windows registry

Set the screen resolution for unattended flows using the Window registry. This method can be used with Power Automate flows starting with version 2.35.


This task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, go to: How to back up and restore the registry in Windows.

Setting the ScreenResolutionEnabled registry key to 1 overrides the settings in the UIFlowService.exe.config file. The registry settings for screen resolution persist after an upgrade of Power Automate Desktop, the UIFlowService.exe.config file is overwritten with default values during upgrades.

Open the registry editor (Windows key + R, and type 'regedit'), and then set the following values.

Hive Key Name Type Description
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Power Automate Desktop\Global\Screen ScreenResolutionEnabled DWORD If set to '1', will enable the custom resolution settings.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Power Automate Desktop\Global\Screen Width DWORD Set the screen resolution width.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Power Automate Desktop\Global\Screen Height DWORD Set the screen resolution height.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Power Automate Desktop\Global\Screen Scale DWORD Set the screen resolution scale.

With UIFlowService.exe.config file

To change the resolution in which unattended flows are run by editing the UIFlowService.exe.config:

  1. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Power Automate Desktop, and then open the UIFlowService.exe.config file.

  2. Set the value of the Microsoft.Flow.RPA.UIFlowService.ScreenDefaultResolutionEnabled element to true.

    <add key="Microsoft.Flow.RPA.UIFlowService.ScreenDefaultResolutionEnabled" value="true" />
  3. Change the values of the following elements to the proper screen resolution width, height, and scale, respectively. The following code sets the default resolution to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

    <add key="Microsoft.Flow.RPA.UIFlowService.ScreenDefaultResolutionWidth" value="1920" />
    <add key="Microsoft.Flow.RPA.UIFlowService.ScreenDefaultResolutionHeight" value="1080" />
    <add key="Microsoft.Flow.RPA.UIFlowService.ScreenDefaultResolutionScale" value="100" />

    Screenshot of the appropriate keys in the UIFlowService.exe.config file.

  4. Restart the UIFlowService service.

    To restart the service, start Windows Task Manager, select the Services tab, right-click the UIFlowService service, and then select Restart.

    Screenshot of the Windows Task Manager.


An alternative to restarting the UIFlowService is to restart your machine.