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    New VCDS computer... High DPI scaling?

    Hello,

    I recently upgraded my windows computer that runs VCDS. This laptop has a high resolution display and VCDS is all blurry. Will disabling scaling for the VCDS program cause any problems with the UI?

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    How high a resolution does the screen have? What's the screen size? What's the scaling set to in Windows? And what do you have the Window Size set to in VCDS?

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    1920x1080
    Windows scale is at 150%
    VCDS window size is 14

    I was overriding the HDPI scaling by right clicking the icon->Properties->Compatibility->Change High DPI settings->override high DPI scaling behavior

    Everything seems OK but I do have a couple other applications that don't get along with scaling. If overriding is not recommended it's no problem.

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    Presumably Windows 10?

    I can't think of any reason why VCDS would object to having scaling being overridden.

    Windows generally does a crappy job of scaling many programs. VCDS is proof. It does everything on-screen via Microsoft's own MFC controls, so there's really no excuse for that.

    Personally, I avoid using any scaling at all. On my desktops, I still run 0.25 dot pitch monitors. When I use my laptop, which is also 1920x1080 on a 13" screen, I just put on stronger glasses.

    However, I did recently get an 8" tablet that's 1920x1200, so some scaling is unavoidable on that. I'll put VCDS on it tomorrow and see what I can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    Windows generally does a crappy job of scaling many programs. VCDS is proof. It does everything on-screen via Microsoft's own MFC controls, so there's really no excuse for that.
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    Agreed. A lot of windows programs look really crappy in W8+ VCDS UI looked great on W7, on W10 it looks pretty poor.. Some WPF apps that I have written are the same- W10 flat UI ruins it all...

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    I wanted to report- All of VCDS works well with scaling overridden. The only problem that I have found is that the Long Coding helper UI does not work well when scaling is overridden. Maybe the wizards at Ross Tech could find a way to let the LC helper launch scaled from VCDS that is not scaled.

    If you need LC helper just set VCDS to not override scaling before launch.

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    Can you post a screenshot of the problem here.
    Does "Ctrl Arrow Up/Down" help ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEtech View Post
    Does "Ctrl Arrow Up/Down" help ?
    Yes! it does, I wasn't aware that I could do that.

    Here is what I was seeing:


    You can still make out what is going on but the ctrl arrow trick works fine and LC is more readable.

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