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bug #55498: Welcome dialog mis-layed-out on HiDPI Windows 10

Submitted by:  Andrew Janke <apjanke>
Submitted on:  Thu 17 Jan 2019 06:31:28 AM UTC  
 
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  5.0.90 Operating System:  Microsoft Windows

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Fri 08 Feb 2019 06:03:22 AM UTC, comment #12: 

This makes sense, the size of the welcome wizard is determined as a certain percentage of the screen. But as already mentioned, I am going to look for a smarter way.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Fri 08 Feb 2019 12:34:18 AM UTC, comment #11: 

I forgot to mention: I'm testing these on a 27" 5K iMac, so it's on a pretty big screen.

Andrew Janke <apjanke>
Thu 07 Feb 2019 06:51:36 PM UTC, comment #10: 

Thanks for testing. At least all text is visible but I guess the size can still be improved depending on the contents. I will have a look at this.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Thu 07 Feb 2019 05:32:46 PM UTC, comment #9: 

Tested RC2 (5.0.91) on a HiDPI windows 10 VM on top of macOS.

:  Octave welcome dialog - 5.0.91 on HiDPI win 10.png

Now the dialogs are huge, but all the text is visible. I'd call this fixed.

Andrew Janke <apjanke>
Tue 05 Feb 2019 06:18:44 PM UTC, comment #8: 

Does this work now with the new RC2 candidate?  Can we close the bug?

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Thu 31 Jan 2019 10:45:40 AM UTC, comment #7: 

Thanks Torsten! I'm traveling for the next few days, but will test once I'm back at my Windows machine.

Andrew Janke <apjanke>
Wed 30 Jan 2019 09:07:51 PM UTC, comment #6: 

I have pushed changeset
http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/5d1f413ff746
where the initial sizes of welcome wizard, main window, release notes and community news are computed based on the screen resolution. Tests on various resolution is highly appreciated.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Wed 30 Jan 2019 02:54:44 AM UTC, comment #5: 

Still an issue with the 5.0.90 RC downloaded today from alpha.gnu.org.

:  Octave welcome dialogs - 5.0.90 on win10 HiDPI.png

:  Screen Shot 2019-01-29 at 9.50.31 PM.png

Andrew Janke <apjanke>
Fri 18 Jan 2019 01:18:24 AM UTC, comment #4: 

Given that 4.4.1 is about to be deprecated, I'd say re-try with the first 5.0 release candidate and see if this has been fixed.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Thu 17 Jan 2019 11:42:22 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Thank you!

Andrew Janke <apjanke>
Thu 17 Jan 2019 08:50:59 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Fixed it for you

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Thu 17 Jan 2019 06:32:07 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Any way I can edit the bug title on this thing in Savannah? It should be "Welcome dialog" singular, not "Welcome dialogs" plural.

Andrew Janke <apjanke>
Thu 17 Jan 2019 06:31:28 AM UTC, original submission:  

I installed Octave 4.4.1 on HiDPI Windows 10 using the binary Windows installers from https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/download.html. (Nice Windows packaging, by the way! It was an easy install and a nice-looking application.)

In the initial dialog boxes presented on the first run, the third one ("Enjoy!") was layed out wrong: some panels and text areas were too small for the text they contained, so text got truncated and I couldn't read some of it (it was just cut off; not an issue with my eyesight or font size).

And then the initial Octave window was sized really small relative to the text size.

This is probably just a HiDPI issue where something's not scaling hi-res pixels right.

This was on a vmWare VM running Windows 10 with updates current as of Jan 15 2019, on macOS 10.13.6 on a Late 2015 5K iMac; VM configured with "Use full resolution for Retina display" enabled.

Totally minor cosmetic issue. But still, it's a first impression for new users coming to Octave; these things can matter.

Screenshots attached.

Andrew Janke <apjanke>

 

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file #46131:  Octave welcome dialogs - 5.0.90 on win10 HiDPI.png added by apjanke (160KiB - image/png - screenshots from 5.0.90)
file #46132:  Screen Shot 2019-01-29 at 9.50.31 PM.png added by apjanke (814KiB - image/png - screenshots from 5.0.90)

 

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    Follow 9 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2019-02-26 mtmiller StatusReady For Test => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2019-02-07 apjanke Attached File- => Added Octave welcome dialog - 5.0.91 on HiDPI win 10.png, #46203
    2019-01-30 ttl StatusNone => Ready For Test
        Release4.4.1 => 5.0.90
    2019-01-30 apjanke Attached File- => Added Octave welcome dialogs - 5.0.90 on win10 HiDPI.png, #46131
        Attached File- => Added Screen Shot 2019-01-29 at 9.50.31 PM.png, #46132
    2019-01-17 philipnienhuis SummaryWelcome dialogs mis-layed-out on HiDPI Windows 10 => Welcome dialog mis-layed-out on HiDPI Windows 10
    2019-01-17 apjanke Attached File- => Added Screen Shot 2019-01-14 at 4.57.55 AM.png, #45990

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