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Background windows size on 4K monitors

Post by *SamoZ » 2019-03-01, 12:02 UTC

On 4K monitors I noticed a problem because the small window for copying / moving files in the background is too small and the information is cut off. The problem is probably due to the scaling of windows elements on 4K monitors, making Windows everywhere full of problems. This is of course not a major problem, but it is unpleasant. Can this be changed in settings?
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Re: Background windows size on 4K monitors

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-03-01, 20:04 UTC

Strange, this dialog should be scaled on 4k monitors. Can you provide a print screen of just that dialog (Alt+PrintScreen)?
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Re: Background windows size on 4K monitors

Post by *SamoZ » 2019-03-02, 12:21 UTC

Of course...
Background copying windows are seen like this
Image: http://kmtm.fs.uni-lj.si/datoteke/SZ/bckgr_image1.png

Notebook 4K display with recommended Windows 10 system display settings (system language Slovenian):
Image: http://kmtm.fs.uni-lj.si/datoteke/SZ/display%20settings.png

Scaling is 250% and this is proper value for 15,6 inch display. Similar situation is with larger external 4K display, where display scaling setting can be smaller and also "cut of" of TC background window is then smaller.
I didn't find other similar problems with other pop-up TC windows.

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Re: Background windows size on 4K monitors

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-03-03, 09:57 UTC

Which font size did you set in Total Commander itself for dialog boxes? Try setting it to 8 or 9. Then if the text is too small, use a different DPI scaling factor. This is in Configuration - Options - Fonts.
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Re: Background windows size on 4K monitors

Post by *SamoZ » 2019-03-03, 12:17 UTC

All settings are default...
File list & Main window font - Segoe UI, 9
Dialog box font - Microsoft Sans Serif, 8

I've also tried to change Dialog box scaling (on the top) from default (250) up and down, but no results... If this scaling is bellow 200, text is to small for me... Larger scaling (300) is good for dialog boxes but cut-off is still here.

Then I changed Dialog box font to 6 pt, in this case scaling must be at least 300 and fonts are still small for me, but then there is no cut off any more...
So, thank you, this will do for me.

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Re: Background windows size on 4K monitors

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-03-04, 14:35 UTC

I see - so Windows doesn't sufficiently scale that dialog. FYI, it's a standard Windows dialog (DialogBox), while other dialogs in Total Commander are Delphi forms. Sadly the highest DPI I can set on my device is 175DPI, so it will be difficult to test the problem. Maybe I can test it via Vmware or Virtualbox somehow...
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Re: Background windows size on 4K monitors

Post by *SamoZ » 2019-03-04, 19:34 UTC

Yes, I found out several problems with different dialog windows and other elements size&fonts problems (cut-off), when I switched to 4K monitors. Beside that there are also problems with drivers (display flashing on i.e. docking stations etc.). Ironically, I've done that switch with hope for bigger and sharper images (3D and graphical apps) to relax my eyes but in fact a bunch of new problems arose. Different SW is simply not tested enough on 4K monitors yet.

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Re: Background windows size on 4K monitors

Post by *AntonDudarenko » 2019-03-21, 16:13 UTC

In theory, it would be possible to avoid these problems if such forms could be stretched by the user and keep their dimensions for later display on the screen. It seems that the idea - to use standard dialogs - in this case gives a not very nice looking result (((
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