Support for Hi-DPI displays and scaling > 100%

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Support for Hi-DPI displays and scaling > 100%

Post by wasker » 2019 Dec 04, 04:18

Hey Nikos, long time no see... :)

Do you have any plans to make x2 look nice on hi-DPI screens with scaling set to larger than 100%?

Recently I picked up a laptop with 4K screen and x2's layout on 225-250% scaling looks very-very bad. :( The panels and the tree are fine, but the menu and command line/filter text boxes are hideously malformed. :(
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Re: Support for Hi-DPI displays and scaling > 100%

Post by nikos » 2019 Dec 04, 05:00

this could be the result of old settings. If you get the latest version and do a fresh install, most things should look right. Also have a look at this article: www.zabkat.com/blog/high-dpi-screen-toolbars.htm

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Re: Support for Hi-DPI displays and scaling > 100%

Post by wasker » 2019 Dec 05, 03:11

Unfortunately, doesn't help that much. Tweaking toolbar settings gets me more usable toolbar buttons, but the address bar, buttons around it, menu icons are not good. E.g., compare small icons in file panels (properly sized) and small icons in the address bar and menus - it's supposed to be the same icon size, but they render drastically different.

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Do you have hi-DPI screen handy? Check out how Explorer looks like with >100% scaling. It's proportional, small icons do not look tiny, address bar looks fine...

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Re: Support for Hi-DPI displays and scaling > 100%

Post by nikos » 2019 Dec 05, 12:06

did you right click on the addressbar (on some icon in it) to choose large icons as the article recommends? This makes things larger

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Re: Support for Hi-DPI displays and scaling > 100%

Post by wasker » 2019 Dec 06, 02:17

Ah, I didn't realize that toolbars have separate icon size settings. Looks better now, thanks!

The menu icons are still tiny though.
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Re: Support for Hi-DPI displays and scaling > 100%

Post by nikos » 2019 Dec 06, 07:20

sorry there's no solution for the menus at present

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