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CHS is unusable on High DPI Screens

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Could I see a screenshot?

Mouser, I attached them to my original post. Thanks for the help.

This probably needs to be recognised and accepted as a general problem attributable to changing technology in modern display devices.
I use CHS a great deal and I have found and mentioned before on this forum the ergonomic issue that the fonts on the Options pane are become almost too minuscule to read - and this is very probably aggravated by the glary white backgrounds on which any text appears.
Today I noticed that the problem seemed even worse when trying to read the text in a CHS Quick Note, where it seems the minuscule characters are drawn with 1 pixel-wide lines. Similarly, this is probably aggravated by the glary white background on which the text appears.

I think this problem is common to CHS, FARR, Screenshot Captor and possibly others where a common approach may have probably been used to display the Options and some other windows.
Fortunately, in CHS at least one is able to make the proggy more ergonomically usable (for which I am grateful as I use it a lot) - for the majority of the time at any rate. That is because one is able to adjust fonts and the colours of backgrounds in the main GUI - that is, the 3 panes integrated in the main CHS clip management display.

It has to be said that, ergonomically, one of the worst possible combinations for eye-strain and perceptual confusion has long been shown to be black print on a white background (sorry, Gutenberg), and when the characters become smaller (as they tend to do on higher resolution displays under Win8/10) and the background is emitting a more glary white light (as it tends to do on higher resolution displays under Win8/10), the net effect is to necessarily make any on-screen object more difficult to perceive clearly and without distortion, and especially printed text. The speed of perception is also reduced as the visual perception areas of the brain struggle to make sense of the unclear images being received from the eyes' retinae.

These are old hat ergonomic conclusions from wartime and post-war research and perceptual studies - not recently-discovered surprises - and they were rapidly pressed into action in defence (e.g., aircraft recognition) and paved the way for the design for a lot of important aircraft cockpit and other instrumentation design (e.g., including airport flight monitoring and ship radar displays), and later the design of AA road-signs in the UK, and some up-market UK automobile dashboard instrumentation displays, and Control Data and IBM CAD/CAM dual-screen workstation graphical displays and pen tablet systems in the late '70's and early '80s.

Let me see what I can do.

Can you try this beta version:

It should look differently when you first run it (i've set it in manifest to indicate that it is not dpi aware).


* You should turn off any custom font settings you may have set in the app to see how it will look out of the box.
* Additionally, you will find a new option on the "startup" tab of options, that will let you force the program to tell windows that it IS dpi aware (default in previous version) -- that should let you go back to how it was.  Changing the setting requires app restart.

Let me know!


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