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Thread: Rad Studio IDE not properly designed for Windows 10 high DPI



Permlink Replies: 4 - Last Post: Mar 26, 2018 2:11 PM Last Post By: Zoë Peterson Threads: [ Previous | Next ]
Gord Pollock

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Rad Studio IDE not properly designed for Windows 10 high DPI
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  Posted: Mar 24, 2018 2:53 PM
After getting a new monitor, I noticed the text everywhere was small.
In the Rad Studio IDE I can change the font size in the editor, but no
where else. For the menus, project manager panes, etc. the font size
was not adjustable.

Looked into it a bit further, and I found that if a program was properly
developed, then this could be addressed as the OS level by using the
Windows 10 Scaling feature in the Windows 10 Display settings menu.
Unfortunately it appears that the Rad Studio IDE is not properly
designed for Windows 10 as you get stretched (i.e. blurry) fonts instead
of scaled (i.e. clear) fonts when using the scaling feature.

I really wonder what people with 4K monitors do as the text must be
really small. They must live with fuzzy fonts.
Norm Carlberg

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Re: Rad Studio IDE not properly designed for Windows 10 high DPI
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  Posted: Mar 24, 2018 6:53 PM   in response to: Gord Pollock in response to: Gord Pollock
I have been waiting for Rad Studio IDE to fully support 4K before purchasing a 4K monitor. Reports from a 4K owner a while ago indicated mainly Microsoft fully supports 4K and others can be a bit spotty.

Norm
Markus Humm

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Re: Rad Studio IDE not properly designed for Windows 10 high DPI
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  Posted: Mar 25, 2018 7:22 AM   in response to: Norm Carlberg in response to: Norm Carlberg
Am 25.03.2018 um 03:53 schrieb Norm Carlberg:
I have been waiting for Rad Studio IDE to fully support 4K before purchasing a 4K monitor. Reports from a 4K owner a while ago indicated mainly Microsoft fully supports 4K and others can be a bit spotty.

Norm

While Tokyo 10.2 update 3 provided further VCL high dpi fixes the thing
is still not solved 100% afaik and the IDE is not 100% ready for it either.

I'd like to know myself when this will finally be the case.
One fix in update 3 fixed some issue, but introduced a new one, making
pull down menus much too wide...

Greetings

Markus
Norm Carlberg

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Re: Rad Studio IDE not properly designed for Windows 10 high DPI
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  Posted: Mar 25, 2018 12:42 PM   in response to: Gord Pollock in response to: Gord Pollock
Gord Pollock wrote:
I really wonder what people with 4K monitors do as the text must be
really small. They must live with fuzzy fonts.
They may utilize two monitors depending.

Now to test a theory if I may? Are regular monitors 1080 and if so wouldn't there be approximately 4x the pixels on a 4K monitor? Couldn't a 4K monitor simply display 4 identical pixels for every one on a 1080 and appear similar when support for 4K isn't available? Could Delphi perform this task if need be to provide dual modes on a 4K monitor?

Norm
Zoë Peterson

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Re: Rad Studio IDE not properly designed for Windows 10 high DPI
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  Posted: Mar 26, 2018 2:11 PM   in response to: Gord Pollock in response to: Gord Pollock
I really wonder what people with 4K monitors do as the text must be
really small. They must live with fuzzy fonts.

I disabled scaling for the Delphi IDE in the .exe compatibility options.
I have 2 monitors, one at 96dpi and one 4K, and the 4K one is the
primary monitor. On the 96dpi one, Delphi looks normal, and on the 4K
one everything is pixel doubled (sharp, but blocky), so it just looks
like it's on a standard def screen. The only time text is a little
blurry is in programs that are high DPI aware, but not per monitor
aware, if they're on the 96dpi monitor. It's rare it's an issue, but in
those cases I disable their scaling too.

Personally I plan on continuing to do that even after the IDE rolls out
full high DPI support, because I want all of our forms to be stored at
96dpi regardless of the developer's environment.

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