DPI Scaling & 4K Monitors

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Destroyer
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Re: DPI Scaling & 4K Monitors

Post by Destroyer » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:17 pm

What ver?
Please note: I am NOT official newsleecher support.

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Re: DPI Scaling & 4K Monitors

Post by Quaraxkad » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:17 am

Just out of curiosity, did you not know about this issue before buying your 4K monitor? It's a very common problem in a lot of programs because they were not designed with scaling in mind. In most cases the UI for a program needs to be completely rebuilt to properly support scaling.

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Re: DPI Scaling & 4K Monitors

Post by Quaraxkad » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:41 pm

Scaling is very different from running non-native resolutions. You could use 1080p on a 4K monitor, which is a non-native resolution, and have perfectly clear fonts without scaling, but then obviously it's no better than just using a 1080p monitor... At full 4K resolution though without scaling fonts are incredibly small (on PC size screens), and programs not designed for proper scaling end up blurry when you force them to scale up.

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Re: DPI Scaling & 4K Monitors

Post by Spiril » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:35 am

We are working on upgrading NewsLeecher to take full advantage of high-dpi settings.

If you like, you can check out a *very* early high-dpi enabled version here :
http://www.newsleecher.com/nl70006.ufr6.exe

Some of the graphics already take full advantage of high-dpi settings ( splash screen and settings dialog ) but there is a long way to go still, before we will be able to make a public high-dpi release. For v8 though, NewsLeecher will for sure take full advantage of high-dpi settings.
bug fixed. no idea how. hate it when that happens. trying to break it again now. will. not. be. defeated.

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