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Is there a plan for HiDPI support?

Posted: 27.01.2019, 00:52
by bcalmac
Environment: 4K monitor, Windows 10, scale 150% (default)
free-commander-hidpi.png
Other than the title bar, the rest is blurry. Some of it can be improved with Properties -> HighDPI scaling override -> System (Enahanced), but it's still not perfect and it's just the OS trying to compensate for an application that does not natively support HiDPI.

4K monitors have been around for a while now. Is there a plan to properly support HiDPI in the near future?

Re: Is there a plan for HiDPI support?

Posted: 27.01.2019, 09:45
by Marek
- Open the properties of the freecommander.exe file in your install folder.
- Change to Compatibility tab
- Set the DPI settings to the optimal value for you

Re: Is there a plan for HiDPI support?

Posted: 30.01.2019, 05:37
by bcalmac
Right, I've tried all and there's no optimal value. "System(Enhanced)" improves the menus, but the file list is always fuzzy.

Has anyone achieved "retina quality" on a 4K monitor similar to FileExplorer through some magic configuration?

Back to the original question, is it a major effort to upgrade libraries or something and look like the native applications?

Re: Is there a plan for HiDPI support?

Posted: 30.01.2019, 20:49
by Marek
Last Windows 10, I see no big problem (Windows 8 and older Windows 10 provide worse results).

Laptop 1920X1080, 150%
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4K monitor 3840x2160, 200%
screen_20190130_213337.png
Back to the original question, is it a major effort to upgrade libraries or something and look like the native applications?
If that was easy I would have done that long ago.
I keep working on the topic but that will be longer.

Re: Is there a plan for HiDPI support?

Posted: 31.01.2019, 03:32
by bcalmac
I see, thanks for getting back yo me.

In your case the 1920x1080 resolution may play a role. At 3840x2160, the difference in clarity is significant, as below. Let me know if there's any additional tuning that could help. All I did so far is override the HiDPI settings with "System(enhanced)". And yes, my Windows is up-to-date.
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