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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:  Ready For Test Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
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 <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 <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.

file #46203: 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 <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.

file #46131: Octave welcome dialogs - 5.0.90 on win10 HiDPI.png

file #46132: 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 7 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    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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