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Thread: Upgraded Computer New Screen Resolution Makes Mafia Almost Unuable

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    So I upgraded my computer and the new screen's default resolution is 3200x1800.

    As you can see in the following image the entire window is now smaller then a dollar bill and is almost impossible to use.

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    I've played around with a bunch of settings but can never get it to get bigger if I expand the window all it does is add dead space not make things more readable.

    If I choose to use OS look and feel half the items are a decent size and half the items are still super small.

    Is there anyway to change around the font and size settings when using the
    javax.swing.plaf.metal.MetalLookandFeel or similar?

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    That is an awesome problem!

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    That is an awesome problem!
    Originally Posted by Bale View Post
    I'll say. It's not easy getting a monitor over 1080 these days. I love my 1920x1200.

    bombar, you didn't say what OS you are using. Mafia largely respects the OS look and feel, so it matters. Knowing nothing about how that works specifically to mafia or Java, I'd say you should raise your DPI setting or get a smaller dollar bill.

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    bombar, you didn't say what OS you are using. Mafia largely respects the OS look and feel, so it matters. Knowing nothing about how that works specifically to mafia or Java, I'd say you should raise your DPI setting or get a smaller dollar bill.
    Originally Posted by Crowther View Post
    Using Windows 8.1, played around with things a bit, found the closest thing to DPI played with that a bit didn't have much change with the metal L&F. Windows L&F is better, but it has some of its own issue. Ended up since the time of this posting just dropping the resolution of the screen to 1920x1080 and reducing the DPI.

    Got a chance to play around it a bit more tonight, and found that at what Windows 8.1 200% Text size and using default resolution that and Windows L&F things got better. However if appears that the various text areas in mafia aren't all created the same, some look great, other still look really small not quite sure why that's happening. For example the Session Results page is fine, but Location details is much smaller, also there is some weird spacing issues in consumable screens that have multiple lines per item. Also for some reason drop down boxes across most modules aren't sizing correctly for the text, the text is cut off.

    But at least its kinda working which is fine for now, so thanks for your help.

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    I have a feeling that it would be pretty difficult for us to fix that without actually having a display with that resolution to check it out on.

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    However if appears that the various text areas in mafia aren't all created the same
    Originally Posted by bombar View Post
    Given my inability to discern a standard that is always always used and enforced, that doesn't surprise me. It would be worth knowing which areas are different from which other areas although it is not clear how much dev motivation there will be to actually normalize things.
    Well, thank you.
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    I have a feeling that it would be pretty difficult for us to fix that without actually having a display with that resolution to check it out on.
    Originally Posted by lostcalpolydude View Post
    It would be a hassle, but you could change the same setting he did. Things would be extra big and probably go off the screen, but it would still work for testing. I totally understand the lack of motivation. I hope someday high DPI monitors will be common, but that looks a long ways off. By then I probably won't be able to see well enough anyway.

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    I suspect that some areas where we display HTML probably scale differently (if at all) compared to natively rendered java text.

    Doubt there's a clean way to address it. Certainly not without a dev being able to reproduce, at least.

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    4k Monitors are now pretty standard and I'm encountering this issue on my laptop with Windows 10. The window and specifically the CLI is too tiny to read even with the DPI settings at 300% (higher then windows standard 200%). I am guessing it is a rendering issue with Java not working with windows DPI settings properly.

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    From reading around it should be supported in Java 9. Affects my new laptop too.

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