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byates

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4K display issues
« on: August 03, 2016, 01:31:33 pm »
I code on a Dell 27" 4K monitor (P2715Q).  On this display I can change the font sizes so that SE looks very good.  There are, however, a few SE GUI items that I can't change that are too small for comfort.

1) The breakpoint and bookmark icons are very small
2) The highlight markers are very small

The biggest problem is with the highlight markers as they are so small that it is hard to pick them out sometimes.  I think the width should be bigger (at least twice as wide) and the minimum height should be larger.


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Re: 4K display issues
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016, 04:18:44 pm »
I will file a feature request to have an option to use larger icons here.

I'm curious, I use a larger 4k monitor, what font size do you use with the 27 inch Dell?

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Re: 4K display issues
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2016, 04:41:22 pm »
Consolas 12

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<misc.fonts n="misc.fonts" version="1">
<cmdline font_name="Courier New" sizex10="120" flags="0x0" configs="win"/>
<status font_name="MS Sans Serif" sizex10="100" flags="0x0" configs="win"/>
<sbcs_dbcs_source_window font_name="Consolas" sizex10="120" flags="0x0" configs="win"/>
<hex_source_window font_name="Default Fixed Font" sizex10="140" flags="0x0" configs="win"/>
<file_manager_window font_name="Default Fixed Font" sizex10="120" flags="0x0" configs="win"/>
<function_help font_name="Courier New" sizex10="90" flags="0x0" configs="win"/>
<dialog font_name="Tahoma" sizex10="80" flags="0x0" configs="win"/>
</misc.fonts>

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Re: 4K display issues
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2016, 05:00:03 pm »
That's interesting, you use the same size font that I do, so I'd think the relative size appearance would be the same.  Could you post a screen shot?

Also, which highlight markers do you mean specifically?

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Re: 4K display issues
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2016, 06:09:54 pm »
It probably has something to do with scaling factors.

My P2715Q (3840 x 2160)is set to 175%.
My U3011 (2560x1600) is set for 100%.

I ran SE21 on each with the same Application size (didn't resize between runs) and showing the same files.
hdpi1 is on the P2715Q at 175%.
hdpi2 is on the U3011 at 100%.

You can see the highlight markers on the right side along the scroll bar.  In the hdpi1 view (when seen on a 4K monitor) they are VERY small.








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Re: 4K display issues
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2016, 06:26:50 pm »
I heavy use the highlight marker feature (not sure what you call it) and would love to see the following changes.
  • Make the background of the highlight area match the background of the text window. Since the highlight markers use the same foreground color they would stand out better with the same background.  I don't see any reason for the highlight area to be separated by background color.  The highlight area seems to always be white which makes it tough to find colors that work well on both a black background and a white background.
  • Make the width of the highlight area wider and the minimum marker height a little bigger.  Maybe a setting?  ;)

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Re: 4K display issues
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2016, 06:51:09 pm »
Relative size works for fonts but not bitmaps/icons which are a fixed number pixels.

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Re: 4K display issues
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2016, 06:27:20 pm »
This is a screenshot at 150% on the Dell 4K.
The text above the preview window is being clipped a little.

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Re: 4K display issues
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2016, 06:54:12 pm »
Reproduced, will fix for beta3.

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Re: 4K display issues
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2016, 07:45:15 pm »
Have you tried changing the display scaling (in Windows 10) while Slickedit is running?


Parts of Slick work, but the dialogs do really badly.




Same thing happens when you RemoteDesktop from a normal display to a high-dpi login on a win10 machine.


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Re: 4K display issues
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2017, 02:28:27 am »
It probably has something to do with scaling factors.

My P2715Q (3840 x 2160)is set to 175%.
My U3011 (2560x1600) is set for 100%.

I ran SE21 on each with the same Application size (didn't resize between runs) and showing the same files.
hdpi1 is on the P2715Q at 175%.
hdpi2 is on the U3011 at 100%.

You can see the highlight markers on the right side along the scroll bar.  In the hdpi1 view (when seen on a 4K monitor) they are VERY small.
Just curious, what color theme is that you are using, one of the Slickedit provided ones, or your own home tweaked colorings?

Bill

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Re: 4K display issues
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2017, 01:40:00 pm »
billprew: It's a custom dark theme

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Re: 4K display issues
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2017, 01:41:52 pm »
Thanks.

Bill