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Win 7 / 150% fonts: some cut off menus

Postby tommyjunge » Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:19 am

Hi,

I have just migrated my Picoscope5203 from Win XP to a brand new Win 7 / 64bit laptop.

Good news: Installation went smooth and it is working.

Bad news: Several of the software menus and controls are partly cut off and some are thus not accessible.

Reason:
As modern laptops have extremely high display resolutions at small display sizes, I had to increase the Windows font size to 150% to being able to read text on the screen. Now apparently, the Picoscope6 software (PicoScope® 6 - PC Oscilloscope software version: 6.4.92.0) currently does not fully support scalable fonts. Font sizes do indeed increase, but some controls and menus keep their (small) predefined size.
Example: Left-clicking onto the bottom left "x1" ax control label will open a control, where the second edit box is almost completely cut off and thus not editable.

Will this be fixed in a future version?

Regards, Tom
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Re: Win 7 / 150% fonts: some cut off menus

Postby ziko » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:43 am

Hi Tom,

I have Windows 7 and have put the font size to 150% but I cannot see any problems with the fonts, I am using 6_4_92 and 6_5_54.

Can you send a screen shot? What screen resolution are you using?

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Re: Win 7 / 150% fonts: some cut off menus

Postby tommyjunge » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:28 pm

Hi,

attached 3 examples of cut of controls or text. There are more but I cannot upload more than 3 images.

My screen resolution is 1600x900 at 150% font size.
My system is Win7 Enterprise 64bit on a HP ProBook 6450b internal display.

Best regards,
Tom
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Re: Win 7 / 150% fonts: some cut off menus

Postby ziko » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:40 pm

Hi I have posted this in as a bug report our software engineers will be looking into this.

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Re: Win 7 / 150% fonts: some cut off menus

Postby tommyjunge » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:35 am

Thanks!
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