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Messages - PhuketGeek [ switch to compact view ]

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T-Clock / Re: T-Clock 2010 (download)
« on: July 20, 2018, 07:25 AM »
Just logged in to say thanks very much for T-Clock.  :up:

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And this problem is going to get worse with the adoption of 4k Displays.

Indeed. My 24" display is set to 1920x1080, which makes everything look small so I need to increase the DPI to compensate.

Having said that, there is another option for me, as I just saw in Display Properties / Settings / Advanced. See attached image.

I could reset the DPI setting to Normal and adjust the appearance of icons and fonts using the settings in the Display Property / Appearance tab and Appearance / Advanced tab.

When I have time to do this (busy at the moment), I'll let you know the results.

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I just checked Display Properties / Settings:  Screen Resolution is 1920 x 1080

Under Advanced, the DPI Setting is Large Size (120 DPI) - 125% Normal Size.


So I have increased the overall DPI Setting.

that's the key - FARR has not responded to this change.
In my experience, many apps dont respond, or dont respond well to the 125% setting...
(Can also be very problematic when on a 768 pixel height display and you cannot read or reach the OK button on dialogues - e.g. in IE.)

Re. 768 pixel height display: I had that very problem on my Samsung NC10 Netbook - some programs had configuration windows that couldn't fit in the display, so I couldn't reach the "OK" button, etc.

Some extensions in Firefox are like that, too - they have fixed-size set-up screens, but others have vertical scroll bars on set-up screens so you CAN reach all of the check boxes and OK button.


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It also looks like the OP has ClearType on, which uses certain fonts and can cause a fuzzy look.  I do not like ClearType at all.
Yes, I have ClearType on.

I just compared ClearType on and ClearType off.

It is weird.

The small fonts in FARR appear clearer with ClearType off, but other fonts look clearer with ClearType on.

So overall, I think ClearType is a red herring.




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I just checked Display Properties / Settings:  Screen Resolution is 1920 x 1080

Under Advanced, the DPI Setting is Large Size (120 DPI) - 125% Normal Size.

So I have increased the overall DPI Setting.

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But on the other hand, if you compare the Options window font size, with the fonts I use on the rest of my screen, they sure look small. See first attachment.

Or compare them to, say, a Firefox Option window. See second attachment.

Or VLC Options window. See third attachment.

I don't think it's so much the clarity of the font as, simply, its size.

Yes, you're right - it is tiny compared to those.

Oddly they're the same size on my screen i.e. my Firefox options font is the same size as FARR's (so they'd both be too small for you...)
[edit] actually FARR's options are a bigger clearer font :-\ [/edit]

I'm wondering, have you scaled the system font?

My Display Properties / Appearance settings are:
Windows and button:
Windows Classic Style

Color Scheme:
Windows Classic

Font size:
Normal

Under Advanced Appearance, none of the items have been tweaked to increase the size of the fonts. e.g. Active Title Bar font is MS Sans Serif 8, Menu font is MS Sans Serif 8.

Attached is an image of Firefox menus alongside FARR.

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Oops, sorry! Yes, I see what you mean. Your font is definitely clearer than mine.

But on the other hand, if you compare the Options window font size, with the fonts I use on the rest of my screen, they sure look small. See first attachment.

Or compare them to, say, a Firefox Option window. See second attachment.

Or VLC Options window. See third attachment.

I don't think it's so much the clarity of the font as, simply, its size.

Maybe I'm just getting old...  :(


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Yes, I'm on XP using a 23" Samsung monitor via analogue connection.

Thank you for taking the time to post your image, but I think my screen is marginally clearer than yours! See my picture below.

On the left side is your post and on the right side is my screen capture from my previous post magnified to about the same size as yours.

I reckon my font is marginally clearer.  :)


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See attached picture.


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Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Screenshot Captor Review
« on: July 19, 2013, 05:09 AM »
OK, I've reduced the size of the attached image so you may be able to view it all without making use of horizontal or vertical scroll bars.

Now imagine that is a 24" wide screen.

The web page looks normal. The fonts are not too big and not too small. It is a comfortable size.

So now look at the Preferences of ScreenShot Captor. No other utility I have produces such a tiny window.

ScreenShot1024.jpg

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Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Screenshot Captor Review
« on: July 19, 2013, 03:49 AM »
I have progressive lenses and the font is perfectly focused and clear.

But it is ridiculously small.

We are not in the 800x600 age any more. My 24" screen is 1920x1080 pixels and the fonts are too small.

I wonder how many times the author has thought about making the fonts configurable, but given up as it's too much work.

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Mini-Reviews by Members / Screenshot Captor Review
« on: July 18, 2013, 06:08 AM »
No, I didn't bother with the "Mini-review template" as I just want to make one comment based on the attached screen shot.

ScreenShot1590.jpg

How is anyone supposed to read the preferences?

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