Issue with mixed resolution, high-DPI displays

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romain145
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Issue with mixed resolution, high-DPI displays

Postby romain145 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:20 am

I have a Dell XPS with a 4k display and an external Full-HD screen.
FreeCAD doesn't display well on neither of them.
On the Full-HD the buttons/fonts are just huge:
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And on the 4k screen, the fonts are really small:
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The computer is running windows 10.
wmayer
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Re: Issue with mixed resolution, high-DPI displays

Postby wmayer » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:34 am

Can you post the content of: Help > About FreeCAD > Copy to clipboard?

It would be good to know if your version uses Qt4 or Qt5.
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Re: Issue with mixed resolution, high-DPI displays

Postby alexu » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:41 pm

romain145 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:20 am
I have a Dell XPS with a 4k display and an external Full-HD screen.
FreeCAD doesn't display well on neither of them.
I have a 4k and a WUXGA display. Both get the font size wrong on startup.
I can fix it by zooming (<CTRL><SCROLLWHEEL>), but FreeCAD doesn't remember.

OS: Windows 7
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.16131 (Git)
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Qt version: 5.6.2
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OCC version: 7.3.0
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Zolko
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Re: Issue with mixed resolution, high-DPI displays

Postby Zolko » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:44 pm

romain145 wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:20 am
I have a Dell XPS with a 4k display and an external Full-HD screen. FreeCAD doesn't display well on neither of them.
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The computer is running windows 10.
This is an OS problem, not FreeCAD: I have the same hardware with Linux (Ubuntu 18.04 KDE/Plasma), and FreeCAD runs and displays perfectly.
try the Assembly4 workbench for FreCAD v0.19
install with Tools > Addon Manager > Assembly4 — tutorials here and here