2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 14, 2014 7:55 AM by TSGal

    Windows settings of 125% Cause Problems for FMP v13 Users



      Windows settings of 125% Cause Problems for FMP v13 Users


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      Windows 7, 8

      Description of the issue

      Known bug. My boss says he was told at Devcon to post a new bug report even for known bugs, in order to register your ‘vote’ for things that are causing problems, so here is ours.

      In this instance, we upgraded a number of users to v13, and a small percentage immediately notified us that scrolling, cursor placement, font size, window size and placement, etc. were off. Each of the individuals reporting the issue had default settings of 125% in their displays, which is apparently the new default for Windows 7 & 8 with HiDPI.

      We had them set it back to 100%, but now the other applications they must work with all have tiny font sizes and cause eye strain. Changing the screen resolution does not help; it just makes things fuzzy, they say.

      This is a known and acknowledged bug, but it is still causing pain for both users and developers.


      Workarounds: change settings to 100%; however, this causes other issues.