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High Def Display Scaling

Discussion in 'Bug Reports & Installation Support' started by nullcron, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. nullcron

    nullcron New Member

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    My high definition display scales most programs but not D20 Pro. What can I do to scale the program up so I can read the text?
     
  2. Wesley Gorby

    Wesley Gorby Production/Community Manager
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    Are you running on Windows?
     
  3. owlbear

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    Hi @nullcron -- Java 8 does not respond to scaling of elements for windows High Def scaling options as well as we (or Oracle for that matter) would like.

    In 3.7.9-RC# releases, we've added a full font selector option to allow for controlling the user and chat font with font preview -- this allows for selecting a font which makes the visual elements of the application more functional on the high res displays (4k+)

    The below screenshot is taken on my 4k development monitor I'm using Roboto at 18 point for my font. Not all the elements update yet, but this catches nearly all of the screen elements. You can add custom fonts to the java virtual machine (JVM) by dropping the true-type font (ttf) files into D20PRO/jre/lib/fonts directory -- Java is unable to load fonts from the operating system natively, however, you can copy any fonts you'd like java to know about into this directory!

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    RC2 is available here but is not a full release yet: http://pubs.d20pro.com/Public_Beta/3.7.9-RC2/
     
  4. HippyCraig

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    I have tried this with some success, find the short cut in the explorer window and right click and go to properties.

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  5. Wesley Gorby

    Wesley Gorby Production/Community Manager
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    yup, that is what I was gonna suggest, why I had asked if you were on Windows :)
     
  6. HippyCraig

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    Krillion showed me this a few weeks ago and its been working well.
     
  7. owlbear

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    Here's the text version of the instructions:

    (taken from https://pivotce.com/2017/12/11/fix-java-applications-for-high-dpi-display/)
     
  8. owlbear

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    Combine that with the new font selection bits and you've got a super nice winning combo!
     
  9. nullcron

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    I have not had any luck getting the fonts to change, but the windows res setting worked.
     
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