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Screen layout visualization problem

Postby il picaro » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:51 pm

Hi everyone,

I used to use DP for Mac a long time ago, but since now I have a PC I recently upgraded to DP 9.13 running at 64bit.

My memory of working with DP 3.11 on an old G4 is that it used to be a very clear visual layout, where everything seemed to be a lot bigger somehow...track names, MIDI channels, everything seemed to be much easier to look at.

Now I have a hard time visualizing the track names, they're so tiny!!
Is there a way to enlarge the whole screen layout with some sort of percentage like in the quickscribe window?

I looked in the DP specs and they recommend a 1208x1024 or higher resolution and I have a widescreen with 1920x1080 resolution, so it's not a monitor issue.

Any idea?

Thanx a lot!
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Re: Screen layout visualization problem

Postby MIDI Life Crisis » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:13 pm

A lot has changed in DP since way back when... More stuff has to fit in the same space. There are + and - icons (or should be) that can increase the size of the tracks and also in other windows to increase the size of various aspects. On a Mac one uses the command + and - keys as shortcuts. On a PC it's probably the Alt key and the same keys.

Also, the manual is now included with the app as a PDF, so one can search for things like "magnify" and perhaps find the answers there.

Hope that's helpful.
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Re: Screen layout visualization problem

Postby il picaro » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:15 pm

Thank you for your reply.
I did try all of the things you mentioned (and more) before even posting my question, as I thought magnifying would be pretty obvious and self-explanatory.

Unfortunately I couldn't find any way to magnify without totally distorting the layout, as when you increase the size of the desktop within the screen options in Windows.

So, I'm back at square one, and I can't believe there is no way to avoid people getting either blind or hunchbacked by bending over the screen for hours and hours!

Is anybody else having the same issue?
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Re: Screen layout visualization problem

Postby mesayre » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:57 pm

Agreed it can be tough to see. People have been saying that for years so hopefully it'll be addressed soon.

That being said, have you tried the Magnifier app built into windows? Not sure which windows version you're on, but if it's 10 I know this is available. There are a few different ways to configure it - either zoom into the whole screen, zoom in just around the pointer, or docked to an edge of your screen so everything is fixed in place and part of the screen is magnified. This last option seems like it'd be the most useful to leave on, as it doesn't disrupt normal operation.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Screen layout visualization problem

Postby il picaro » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:07 am

Thank you Mesayre,
I did manage to get at least the tracks window bigger, and lowering the resolution of the screen helped a bit too, although it messed up all the other apps outside of DP !! ;)
I am running Windows 7, so I'm not sure I have the feature you're writing about, but I'll definitely look into it.
Thanx again,
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