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Vassal text and icons very small on High Res screens

Postby DoctorMikeReddy » December 17th, 2015, 10:42 am

Like other java apps I suspect, using Vassal on a high res monitor on Windows, makes the icons and text very small. Changing the screen resolution just scales the app, with it appearing the same physical size, but now with muddier graphics, due to pixel scaling. I'm working on a Surface Pro 3, but a colleague has a 4k monitor, which makes things worse. Any ideas on how to get the app to honour the DPI, rather than scaling itself to the number of pixels?
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Re: Vassal text and icons very small on High Res screens

Postby genshed62 » December 24th, 2015, 12:36 pm

Bumping the topic as I am having the same issue
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Re: Vassal text and icons very small on High Res screens

Postby Foobarius » December 25th, 2015, 1:09 pm

This issue was raised before in another thread, with a suggested solution in this post:

http://www.vassalengine.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7542#p49270

(I haven't tried this fix myself so I can't vouch for its effectiveness.)
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Re: Vassal text and icons very small on High Res screens

Postby ShrikeFIN » December 28th, 2015, 10:06 am

I too was having these issues, hope to try out said solution.
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Re: Vassal text and icons very small on High Res screens

Postby JefA » April 4th, 2016, 10:18 am

Me too.. cant read the tiny text in popups on my monitor.. worse as i have retinopathy and just dont see well
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Re: Vassal text and icons very small on High Res screens

Postby DoctorMikeReddy » April 7th, 2016, 10:31 am

The posted solution has not worked for me :-(
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Re: Vassal text and icons very small on High Res screens

Postby patparker » September 7th, 2018, 4:39 am

This solution works in Windows 10.

Set the system font size too look good on your screen
Right click the Vassal.exe file select properties
Go to the compatibility tab
Check the box Override high DPI scaling behavior
In the drop down list Scaling performed by: Select System (not System(Extended) )
Apply

Vassal should now run with the system font size
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Re: Vassal text and icons very small on High Res screens

Postby samuraiQ » December 10th, 2018, 12:15 am

Perfect fix pat-Thank you.
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