3840x2160 Resolution w/ 200% font size on a PC with two 28" monitors in 4k.
Often, I get text that is overlapped or unreadable.
I'd turn the font size down but then the whole thing is unreadable because it's so tiny.
Anyone know a better way?
FM has had some issue when the scaling is set over %100.
Might try different scaling setting and try different setting under the compatible tab. Right-Click the FM icon>properties>compatibility.
It defeats the purpose of having a high resolution monitor but lowing the resolution setting may also help.
As schamblee states, highDPI-scaling to System, fixes it for me, also fixes that webviewer content isn't scaled up.
all of the compatibility options are greyed out.
any ideas on how to un-grey them?
You're on a link-file, not the "real" exe. Search for the exe here: C:\Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Pro 17 Advanced and get properties of it.
i just tried that.
tried logging in as an administrator as well.
are you running 32 bit or 64 bit?
OS and FM in 64bit. Can you attache a screenshot of the exe-properties window with the compatibility-tab chosen?
strange. Are you on a networked computer? I wonder if there's some sort of setting on activedirectory...
Oh I see, you're on windows 7. Did you try to check "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings"?
I think windows 10 handles high res screens much better, might be a reason to upgrade.
again, all other compatibility options are greyed out.
I can not check or uncheck that box or any other box.
The problem is a fundamental problem with Windows screen rendering, and has been since forever.
Here is an excellent article on the fundamentals that create the disparity.
Font rendering philosophies of Windows & Mac OS X »DamienG
This is not a FileMaker problem space. WIth Microsoft Word, you can type a block of text on Windows, then ZOOM the display to say 150%. According to the specifics of the font metrics, Windows may wrap the text at different break points with no change in content. That shows the fundamental rendering issue with Windows, and the rationale for MacOS as the predominant platform in graphics arts and typesetting.
I run dual 4k displays on FileMaker (MacOS) without issue.
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