ver. 3.0 on large Display

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    • #4163
      markusmoenchmarkusmoench
      Participant

      Hi there, I´m not sure if someone noticed the size problem on version 3.0:

      When started on a PC with large pixel resolution (larger than 1920×1200), the width seems to be in half.
      Refer to attached screenshot from an Surface 4 device.
      That doesnt change when altering the Zoom level.

      Is there any other user who noticed the same behavior?

      best regards
      Markus

    • #4165
      GlennGlenn
      Keymaster

      how does that compare to version 2?

    • #4166
      markusmoenchmarkusmoench
      Participant

      Version 2.11 is displaying the info panel like normal.
      After replacing the exe it shows this unusual behavior

      • #4168
        GlennGlenn
        Keymaster

        what does normal look like? please post your ini file.

    • #4170
      markusmoenchmarkusmoench
      Participant

      Hi there, normal look is like in attachment
      in addition I share my ini file with you

    • #4175
      markusmoenchmarkusmoench
      Participant

      Sorry, I tried to attach the *.ini file and got an >>Upload Errors: desktopinfo3.ini: Sorry, this file type is not permitted for security reasons.<<
      Another attempt to just put the ini in the reply field failed too, please advise how to transmit the file

    • #4177
      GlennGlenn
      Keymaster

      nothing comes to mind except perhaps the font scaling? add “.txt” to the extension.

    • #4181
      markusmoenchmarkusmoench
      Participant

      Trying to attach the ini as a zipped file now.

      Attachments:
      • #4195
        GlennGlenn
        Keymaster

        The problem is scaling. The Surface Pro has a higher than normal DPI which has the effect of setting the scaling up on a PC. I’ll see if I can add some dpi aware code to get the scaling right.

        Edit: Well I’ve learnt a bit about how the scaling works. It turns out the fonts were being scaled automatically but the form wasn’t, so we end up with half a display. I’ve added some code to scale up the form size as appropriate.

        Here’s a before and after shot.

        • This reply was modified 1 year ago by GlennGlenn.
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    • #4183
      rtrussrtruss
      Participant

      I had not noticed it until your post and I think it may only be the released version of di. I will have to compare. All 3.x versions open up and are not where I am telling them to be. Once I switch to a different page it shows up normal and in the corner where I want it. I have attached my ini as well for ref.

      2.11.0 clearly does not like something in my ini for 3.0 but initial load is in the expected spot.

      resolution is 1920×1080 (recommended for the display I am using)
      scale is 100%

      Pics are from WIN11 Dev but also compared to my other win 10 machines and all have the same results.

      • #4199
        GlennGlenn
        Keymaster

        Well I can see dpi/scaling is also an issue for you so the next release should help. I still haven’t seen the odd position when it first starts.

        • #4339
          rtrussrtruss
          Participant

          Any ETA on the updated version for DPI? Today is the first day I am using the laptop without a external monitor and its not displaying correctly. Also every time I click a nav button it stretches across the screen until such a time I have to kill it in taskmgr to restart it.
          resolution is set to 3000×2000 (recommended) and dpi is at 200% (recommended).

          Luckily we do not yet have many Microsoft based units but that number will be growing.

          • This reply was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by rtrussrtruss.
    • #4345
      GlennGlenn
      Keymaster

      Did you look at the Scale option.

      Change 13: Added automatic scaling for high dpi devices and Windows scaling. Added the scale option to [options] to
      enable or disable automatic scaling. It is on by default.

      I’ll have to look into the issue with the nav button.

    • #4347
      rtrussrtruss
      Participant

      I did and I cannot believe that slipped my mind as I recall you originally mentioning that I was like yes, that sound like something to look at. But now with that enabled it is not loading 100%. 🙁

      • #4351
        GlennGlenn
        Keymaster

        I see the growing form. I’ll investigate.

    • #4350
      rtrussrtruss
      Participant

      Also with the scale enabled the nav button works properly again as well.

    • #4354
      GlennGlenn
      Keymaster

      I found a couple of spots I missed. I’m going to make Scale=0 be the default.

    • #4362
      GlennGlenn
      Keymaster

      it’s hard getting the buttons under control but it’s better now.

    • #4364
      rtrussrtruss
      Participant

      So I set scale to 0 for my surface and now with a second monitor attached it really scaled out weird.

    • #4367
      GlennGlenn
      Keymaster

      nice. nothing like taking over the whole desktop 🙂

    • #4375
      truealphtruealph
      Participant

      Firstly, thank you for making the 64-bit version. I can now include it within WindowsPE during OS Deployment! I cannot thank you enough because BGInfo can be difficult.

      I have a lengthy background as a desktop engineer, if you want me to contribute by making an installer, or anything like that, I will gladly do so. Just let me know.

      I am still seeing this issue for some reason. Are there any correction steps?

      On a high resolution device, either the form is super zoomed with scaling turned on. If scaling is turned off, it sizes correctly, but is cut off by half for some reason.

      I tried setting the width to a static value, but I would ideally like it to just work out the width dynamically because the information on a given device will have varying lengths.

      This only happens on 3.X and above. The 2.X version(s) did not show this issue.

      I thank you in advance for any attention you can show to this issue.

      • This reply was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by truealphtruealph. Reason: Configuration upload
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      • #4379
        GlennGlenn
        Keymaster

        You’ll be looking forward to the next version then, probably in a week or so.

    • #4378
      truealphtruealph
      Participant

      Forgot to upload a screenshot!

    • #4380
      truealphtruealph
      Participant

      Forgot to upload the screenshot(s)!

    • #4382
      truealphtruealph
      Participant

      Thank you!

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