External Monitor - text sizes TOO SMALL after re-boot. (100130)

  1. jimbo45's Avatar
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    External Monitor - text sizes TOO SMALL after re-boot. (100130)


    Hi there

    After a re-boot on a system with a large external monitor the text sizes are reset again and are TINY !!! even if I make the "global display" to 125 or even 150% of normal. I have to set the text items as well individually as it reverts back to 9 each re-boot -- far too small on my monitor.

    13 is about right on this monitor -- 9 which it re-sets back to after a re-boot is TINY !!!.

    Do I.T developers all have "eagle vision" or do they sit with their noses 0.05cm from their screens. A lot of programs seem to suffer from Tiny menu text sizes too -- prime example is Adobe photoshop.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    jimbo45 said:
    Do I.T developers all have "eagle vision" or do they sit with their noses 0.05cm from their screens. A lot of programs seem to suffer from Tiny menu text sizes too -- prime example is Adobe photoshop.
    Probably a bug. These settings are not arbitrarily chosen by a developer, they are usually specified by a product management team.

    Regarding small menu sizes in some apps.. the users prefer to maximize their usable area, not have it taken up with large menus, so the developers tend to go with what the "professional" users who already know the menus and can use them blindfolded want.
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  3. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Mystere said:
    Probably a bug. These settings are not arbitrarily chosen by a developer, they are usually specified by a product management team.

    Regarding small menu sizes in some apps.. the users prefer to maximize their usable area, not have it taken up with large menus, so the developers tend to go with what the "professional" users who already know the menus and can use them blindfolded want.
    Hi there

    It should be (I say should be - I'm not a developer so I could be totally wrong) a simple process to create dynamic menu box sizes so the USER could re-size to a convenient size for their particular hardware.

    Also as people get older usually their eyesight deteriorates so reading tiny text becomes vet difficult or even impossible.

    The problem doesn't exist BTW on a couple of laptops with INTEL HD displays -- problem seems to come from desktop with one of those wretched Nvidia graphics in it. Could be the Nvidia driver.

    (The photoshop menu problem though still exists whatever device I'm using).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Yes, well, certain problems seem like they may be simple and it is often hard to explain why that is. See the standard for this:

    xkcd: Tasks

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