Nobody have a suggestion? Surely all the excellent Windows developers don't use magnifying glasses to view their icons. There has to be a fix for this....
I use Windows almost exclusively and I'm as old as dirt and it's mostly good. No worse than any other program.
Maybe try another screen resolution.
Well, thanks DLarsen for the reply.
Nearly everything else looks okay on this screen. Fonts fine, etc. The buttons I've built in my FileMaker databases look okay. It's just the icons in the FileMaker Pro Advanced palettes that are unreadable.
It might have something to do with the Dell XPS 15" machine that I'm on. It's got some hi-res screen. Looks beautiful. But perhaps FileMaker doesn't know how to respond to this screen. If that's the case, seems a bug in FMP. But I'll see if I can do something about it. Would hate to have to give up this gorgeous display in order to see the icons in FMP....
I have seen Filemaker behave badly on a couple ultra-high resolution screens back in the version 13 days.
what is the resolution of your Dell screen ? If you have a monitor, did you try to connect it to your Dell and see if it's any better ? I use FileMaker on Windows 10, but with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full High Resolution).
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Thanks to planteg and DLarsen for responses and suggestions. You were both on the right track. I went to Best Buy thinking perhaps I'd buy another machine with a native resolution of 1920x1080 and see if that was better. It would have been, I'm pretty sure, but another great sales rep there advised me NOT to buy another computer and showed me instead what to try on this one. Got back to my office, tried his suggestion and it works!
Native and recommended resolution on this Dell XPS 15t is 3840x2160 with a recommended scaling of 250%. The solution for me is to switch to 1920x1080; Windows automatically changes the scaling to 125%. And icons in FileMaker's Inspector now seem about the size I'd expect them to be.
And the good news is, things still look nice on screen. Perhaps not quite as nice as at the recommended full resolution, but close enough. Not blurry or fuzzy. I might change back to full resolution if I start to do photo editing on this machine rather than my Mac; but for now, this is the answer to my question.
NOTE for anybody else who stumbles on this thread: I had to sign out and then sign back in for FileMaker to recognize the new resolution.