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Offline tillthen

GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« on: January 27, 2017, 10:32:03 AM »
recently got a a windows 10 surface pro4  tablet.....downloaded floorboard... It loads and connects fine....  But the text size within the interface is like twice the size it should be producing a jumbled mess.  I can't find a setting to reduce the text size.  Has anyone had this problem.  i know the solution is probably simple.  I can be slow at times. ??? ??? ???

I have tried adjusting the SETTINGS>Preferences>Aspect ratio setting
« Last Edit: March 04, 2017, 02:23:04 AM by Elantric »

Offline gumtown

Re: GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 12:31:10 PM »
What is the screen resolution of your tablet, and in the editor preferences, what ratio is shown?
Try un-checking (switch off) the auto size, set it to a ratio of 1:1, press OK, and then close and restart to editor program.

 
Free "GR-55 FloorBoard" editor software from http://sourceforge.net/projects/grfloorboard/

Offline tillthen

Re: GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 03:37:59 PM »
2736 x 1824

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Re: GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2017, 04:48:03 PM »
https://1drv.ms/i/s!Aj3XHKj_St7wthDRCpEKtr-B9SsJ

that is a pic of what it looks like

Offline gumtown

Re: GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2017, 08:48:22 PM »
I did manage to replicate your problem, but by increasing my system text font DPI up to 200% of normal size.
Free "GR-55 FloorBoard" editor software from http://sourceforge.net/projects/grfloorboard/

Offline tillthen

Re: GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2017, 11:05:52 PM »
I have scaled down all the system text settings.... nothing budged the size of the text, on the interface.   I used the settings>Display>Advanced settings> Adjust test size only system feature

Offline tillthen

Re: GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2017, 11:06:59 PM »
 I think I will uninstall and reinstall floorboard

Offline tillthen

Re: GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2017, 10:04:12 PM »
unistalling and reinstalling had no affect on the problem...

Offline tillthen

Re: GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2017, 03:44:25 PM »
Didn't help......   Any ideas? ??? ??? ??? ???

Offline tillthen

Re: GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2017, 10:31:00 PM »
Was hoping there would be a fix in the pipeline by this point.... Is that a possibility?  Sorry for the trouble.  You have to be a super busy person. 

Offline gumtown

Re: GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2017, 11:06:49 PM »
As far as I know, your system is the only one which has this problem,
can you get the software to run in a smaller window resolution like 1368 x 912.

Anyone else using a Surface Pro4 tablet?
Free "GR-55 FloorBoard" editor software from http://sourceforge.net/projects/grfloorboard/

Offline tillthen

Re: GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2017, 11:16:50 PM »
Did another install to a different folder.... Minimized my text to ant size.... And it's fine now ... just everything out than for the floorboard interface is super tiny

Offline Elantric

Re: GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2017, 02:26:41 AM »
FWIW - here is the default window/ text view after installing GR-55 Floorboard on Dell XPS 15 (9550) with 15" (3840 x 2160) Win 10 64 Home.


Offline kimborg

Re: GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2017, 09:47:10 AM »
I have exactly the same problem running Win10 64 bit with resolution 3200x1800.

Offline gumtown

Re: GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2017, 02:16:14 PM »
Is there a specific screen resolution when this happens?
If you use a lower resolution setting or monitor, does this still happen?

I don't have windows 10 nor a high res monitor, so it is probably a good time to upgrade to both.
Free "GR-55 FloorBoard" editor software from http://sourceforge.net/projects/grfloorboard/

Offline kimborg

Re: GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2017, 02:50:26 PM »
I've played around with different screen resolutions as well as prefernces in the program, but the text inside the "boxes" remains the same (too large). So far I haven't been able to do somehing about this. And as I see Floorboard is a must have extension to my new (used) GR-55, it would be very nice to solve this, as its challenging to use the program as it is now.

Offline tado921

Re: GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2017, 12:00:03 PM »
This is an issue with app scaling on High DPI displays. Basically, apps written on standard displays do not always translate properly to High DPI, and you wind up with either super tiny or oversized text. From my understanding, when the app launches Windows asks it if it is High DPI aware, and most of the time the app answers yes even if it is not. This appears to be the case with the Floorboard app.

The fix is to create an external manifest file for the app and have Windows read it to properly scale the app to the display. Here's how its done:

1. Create the manifest file. To make this easy I have attached it, but it will need to be renamed to GR-55FloorBoard.exe.manifest (the forum wouldn't let me attach it otherwise). Simply copy and paste into the Floorboard folder. On Windows 10 this is C:\Program Files (X86)\GR-55FloorBoard. It must be in the same folder as the GR-55FloorBoard.exe file.

Try starting the program to see if this works. If not, we have to tell Windows to read the manifest file by making a change to the registry.

2. As always, make sure you backup your registry and tread lightly in this area. We are just going to add one line. This is VERY simple. Do not be intimidated.

    -Press  Windows Button + R, type “regedit”, and then click OK.
    -Navigate to the following registry subkey:
        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > SideBySide
    -Right-click, select NEW > DWORD (32 bit) Value
    -Type PreferExternalManifest, and then press ENTER.
    -Right-click PreferExternalManifest, and then click Modify.
    -Enter Value Data 1 and select Decimal.
    -Click OK. Exit Registry Editor.

Launch the program again, this should resolve the issue. I did this on my Surface Pro 4 and it worked perfectly. Note that if you ever remove or upgrade the program then you might have to repeat this procedure. Also note that this method will work with other applications that have this issue, just rename the manifest file to match the EXE name, keeping the .manifest extension.

For reference, here is a link to a Microsoft support file on the topic: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/912949/en-us


Offline Elantric

Re: GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2017, 12:16:13 PM »
Quote
1. Create the manifest file. To make this easy I have attached it, but it will need to be renamed to GR-55FloorBoard.exe.manifest (the forum wouldn't let me attach it otherwise)

Correct - Just rename the file to an accepted file extension - and tell folks to rename it after download

You did the right thing.

Offline kimborg

Re: GR-55 - Floorboard text size problem w/ Win10 Hi Res Display
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2017, 02:02:56 PM »
Worked. Thanks a lot. Now I'm able to enjoy this program on my regular PC.  :)

 

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