Icon display in Win 10

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Icon display in Win 10

Post by donmorrison » 19 Aug 2016, 04:28

I have been using Salamander for SO many years. It is the first app I install on any new system.

So I installed it (3.07 x64) on my new Dell XPS13 running Win 10 Enterprise (Version 1511). The Dell has a beautiful display. The recommended res is 3200 x 1800.

Unfortunately, running on my Dell the icons in Salamander display in a tiny tiny size. It just about makes Salamander unusable.

I have read that this is the result of Salamander not being DPI aware. At least, that was a comment in relation to the Surface system. I suspect Surface creates a display issue similar to the one I have.

If anyone has a solution to this, I would love to hear it.

Otherwise, when is the Salamander team going to develop a set of responsive icons that make this issue go away? Please tell me you will do it very very soon so I can start enjoying Salamander again.

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Re: Icon display in Win 10

Post by Jan Rysavy » 19 Aug 2016, 05:12

We are working on High DPI support for Altap Salamander. We are reworking all graphics to vector format (SVG), updating icon reading functions to support large size icons, etc.

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Re: Icon display in Win 10

Post by thedberg » 12 Sep 2016, 13:23

Great to hear that you are working on it! Just got a lovely new Lenovo X1 Carbon (2560x1440) at a new workplace but I cannot find a zoom level that work for Salamander.

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Re: Icon display in Win 10

Post by Andre.Ziegler » 14 Sep 2016, 09:17

Jan Rysavy wrote:We are working on High DPI support for Altap Salamander.
will you also support per Monitor DPI awareness (different DPI on different monitors)? This is a new feature since Win8.1, now with Win10 more users may need this feature.
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Re: Icon display in Win 10

Post by Jan Rysavy » 14 Sep 2016, 10:49

Per-monitor DPI-aware application doesn't work well with Win32 common controls. Maybe it is option for WPF applications or applications with custom rendered controls (scrollbars, buttons, edit lines, etc). I did some tests and it doesn't look like something we should support in Salamander because we are using common controls, default Win32 non client window area rendering, etc - that are not handled properly in per-monitor DPI-aware applications, but works fine with per-system DPI-aware.

Whole per-monitor DPI-aware option looks like unfinished experimental feature to me right now. I found only one per-monitor DPI-aware application in Windows 10: Microsoft Edge. And it doesn't work well when you test it for example on 100% DPI and 200% DPI monitors (window controls and not scaled according to monitor DPI).

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