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In the GetIt Package Manager, the item buttons are only partially visible:

 

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Is this by design? This is not practical.

 

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Many users have a big screen and they NEED to work with a scale factor of e.g. 125% otherwise they would not be able to read any text in a word processor.

Shouldn't a professional software be able to adapt to different scaling factors?

 

Imagine Microsoft would tell their customers: "Microsoft Word is optimized for a scale factor of 100 %".

They would lose 75% of their customers.

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2 hours ago, PeterPanettone said:

Shouldn't a professional software be able to adapt to different scaling factors?

Agreed! Problem is that reality sucks.

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4 minutes ago, Uwe Raabe said:

Agreed! Problem is that reality sucks.

Problem can easily be solved by Embarcadero. Ergo: Embarcadero sucks.

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15 minutes ago, PeterPanettone said:

Problem can easily be solved by Embarcadero.

Then you can surely tell us the QP entry for this, can't you? In that case please make sure to describe in detail the system setup you are using, so they are able to reproduce that bug. As for me, I simply can't on my system.

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As I said: it works on my system, so I assume it is heavily dependent on the current system configuration. If someone would collect a couple of cases where it works and where not and compare the configurations that may lead to the source code parts that are still buggy.

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On 12/9/2018 at 8:03 AM, Uwe Raabe said:

As I said: it works on my system, so I assume it is heavily dependent on the current system configuration. If someone would collect a couple of cases where it works and where not and compare the configurations that may lead to the source code parts that are still buggy.

This is my configuration:

 

Main Monitor: Monitor 1: LG ULTRAWIDE(38UC99)(Display Port) (3840 x 1600 pixel) (87 x 37 cm)

Second monitor: Monitor 2: PHL BDM3270 (1440 x 2560 pixel) (71 x 40 cm)

 

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On 12/8/2018 at 9:44 PM, PeterPanettone said:

In the GetIt Package Manager, the item buttons are only partially visible:

 

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Is this by design? This is not practical.

 

This only happens if compatibility options are enabled for bds.exe: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-change-high-dpi-settings-classic-apps-windows-10-april-2018-update

But latest Windows 10 releases are able to switch these settings automatically.

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Different HiDPI compatibility options have been in Windows since Vista. So you definitely should check them. Also Vista and 7 had so called "XP scaling" that have been enabled by default for 125% System scaling: https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/get-a-better-view-in-windows-7-by-adjusting-dpi-scaling/ When "XP scaling" is active, all apps scale themselves regardless of their manifest, like in Windows 10 with compatibility options enabled.

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5 hours ago, Микола Петрівський said:

Different HiDPI compatibility options have been in Windows since Vista. So you definitely should check them. Also Vista and 7 had so called "XP scaling" that have been enabled by default for 125% System scaling: https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/get-a-better-view-in-windows-7-by-adjusting-dpi-scaling/ When "XP scaling" is active, all apps scale themselves regardless of their manifest, like in Windows 10 with compatibility options enabled.

Thanks for the information, but the linked article doesn't contain anything I didn't already know. On the other side, it is obvious what Embarcaderro could do to fix the above issue in the GetIt Package Manager which IMO is simply simple programming negligence. I mean, for me there is no font size problem in the Delphi 10.3 IDE except the title bar controls. But cutting off interface elements like buttons isn't something which has been well thought-out and tested. Does Embarcadero test its IDE in different environments before releasing it? I would be happy to help as a beta tester.

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