Icon Size on UHD (4K) Displays?

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David.Boettcher
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Icon Size on UHD (4K) Displays?

Post by David.Boettcher » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:09 pm

I am using a UHD display, 3840 × 2160 pixels. The default icons are too small and I would like to make them larger, but I can't find an option for this?

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Re: Icon Size on UHD (4K) Displays?

Post by miguel-c » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:48 pm

Yes, go to File | Options | Appearance | User interface.
Then enable the option "Touch mode (larger icons and menu entries)

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Re: Icon Size on UHD (4K) Displays?

Post by David.Boettcher » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:55 pm

Thanks, that helps although they are still a little small.

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Re: Icon Size on UHD (4K) Displays?

Post by miguel-c » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:19 pm

That's good to know. However TextMaker should have detected your screen resolution and changed the icon size automatically.

So, could you please do the following so we can analise what went wrong?
1. Close TextMaker
2. Press the following keyboard shortcut: Win+R (Windows key and R key simultaneously)
3. Type this code into the run dialog that appears: textmaker -debug
4. Press OK
5. Textmaker will then open. You should close it now.
6. Send the file Documents\SoftMaker\tmlog.txt to forum (at) softmaker.de

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Re: Icon Size on UHD (4K) Displays?

Post by David.Boettcher » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:52 am

I have sent the log file as requested 9:48 UK time.

I also noticed that the icons are not sufficiently large on the HD screen, 1920×1080, that I also have attached to the same machine. Changing to touch mode does make them larger, but not sufficiently.

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Re: Icon Size on UHD (4K) Displays?

Post by David.Boettcher » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:18 pm

I have sent the screenshots as requested in your email. I'll also post them here in case anyone wants to comment.

The first shows TextMaker in a window on the UHD (3840×2160) display - note that the icons remain the same size if the window is maximised.
Clipboard01.jpg
The second screenshot is with TextMaker running maximised on the HD (1920×1080) display. Both this and the first screenshot are with touch mode disabled.
Clipboard02.jpg
The third screenshot is on the UHD display with touch mode enabled. This is better but I still find the icons a little small.
Clipboard03.jpg

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Re: Icon Size on UHD (4K) Displays?

Post by miguel-c » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:07 pm

Hi, after we analyzed your screenshots and sminfo.txt we noticed that all is normal.
You are using the classic toolbars. If you opt for ribbons, the icons will be bigger. However you prefer toolbars, so touch mode is the biggest they will get.

We hope you enjoy keep using our free software.

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Re: Icon Size on UHD (4K) Displays?

Post by David.Boettcher » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:41 pm

Thank you for investigating this.

I will not use the ribbon interface under any circumstances.

Unfortunately, even In touch mode the classic toolbar icons are too small to be comfortable on the UHD screen so I will not be able to use Textmaker or the other SoftMaker Office applications.

I hope that SoftMaker does include support for High DPI, 4K or UHD displays in the future, it would appear to be necessary. I hope it is not at the cost of the classic toolbars.

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