GUI Scaling on High DPI Screen (Surface Pro 4)

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GUI Scaling on High DPI Screen (Surface Pro 4)

Postby Multicoder » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:14 am

Hi there,

when I open WeBuilder16 on my Microsoft Surface Pro 4, the GUI is too small in most cases and in a few cases it is a bit too big.
I use the latest version of WeBuilder16 14.1.0.185 (will there be a WeBuilder17?)

Here is a Screenshot where I marked most of the GUI Elements that are not resized correctly (the Zoom in Windows is set to 200%).
Orange/Red means the Elements are way too small.
Yellow means the Elements are a bit too big.

Screenshot: http://imgur.com/a/b8051

Best regards,
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Re: GUI Scaling on High DPI Screen (Surface Pro 4)

Postby Aivars » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:24 pm

Hello, as we are also Surface Pro 4 users we are painfully aware of this problem and we are looking for a solution. For now, you can improve the main toolbar by right-clicking it -> Customize -> Options -> Large items.
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Re: GUI Scaling on High DPI Screen (Surface Pro 4)

Postby Multicoder » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:05 am

Great! Thank you very much for that hint! Much less eye-pain now :D
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Re: GUI Scaling on High DPI Screen (Surface Pro 4)

Postby Multicoder » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:53 pm

Hey,
sorry to dig this thread up again, but I just found out (due to a YT Video of GameFromScratch) that there is a better built in scaling for high DPI screens in Windows 10, now.
Just right click on the webuilder.exe, go to the compatibility tab, check the checkbox near "Override high DPI scaling..." and select "System (Enhanced)" in the select-box below.
When I first started webuilder after changing this, it crashed. I clicked on "close application" in the dialog, started it again and now it's running all fine with proper scaling! :mrgreen:

Here is the YT Video in case you are interested (the fixing begins at roughly 5:30) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pO4v_c6-hk0
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