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#1 AndyH

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:51 AM

Ive been putting up with this for a bit, but its annoying me now....

 

New laptop I use for support/programming has a resolution of 1920x1080.    Obviously the skin we use isnt that high,  its set to the usual 1024x768.   Touchpoint is running full screen, but bizarrely doesnt fit - the bottom row of buttons is missing - it takes up more space than the screen shows.  If I change the setting on the executable,  disable display scaling on high dpi,  the buttons scale to 1024 x768, but the background fills the whole screen.

 

Im sure I saw a thread about this ages ago, but cant find it.   Is there any way I can force touchpoint to run scaled in a window that is the size of my choosing?

 

And how do I set it to run in windowed mode on windows 8.1.    

 

I hope you can make some sense out of that!

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:51 AM

And how do I set it to run in windowed mode on windows 8.1.

 

It's supposed to give you that option when you install it :)

 

There's a regedit but I can't remember offhand  :(


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:51 AM

The registry settings have all moved to HKeyCurrentUser :) (the actual settings themselves are all in the back of the reference manual)

I'm guessing that what that setting on the application does is disable some sort of horrific bodge microsoft have built in to cope with the idea that 6" displays should be 1080p and, well, who cares if anything actually fits on the screen.
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:51 AM

I know,  I probably just clicked full screen.  Coz my nice hi res screen will make it look lovely, lol.

 

Even if I make it windowed, it will be a bit small in the corner.  But if thats what I have to live with, thats fine.  Just wondered if I could set a a res of xxxx by xxxx and it will magically sort itself out.    :)



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:51 AM

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ICRTouch\TouchPoint]
"WindowedMode"="True"
"XResolution"=dword:00000400
"YResolution"=dword:00000300

This will work for current TouchPoint, runs in a 1024x768 window. Worst that could happen is you might need to drag the window up a bit so the taskbar doesn't overlap the bottom. Works fine on my Yoga 3 which is also 1920x1080.

 

Don't forget to "Enable Mouse" in the Hidden Menu if you don't have a touch screen laptop.


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:51 AM

or just plonk the program on a till and program it over teamviewer/logmein/vnc whatever your poison and let that scale it. 


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:51 AM

Andy; Currently Byles is currently playing with a 7inch windows tablet with a disgracefully high dpi.



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:51 AM

I get some naughty Chinese tablets over that use "nicked" iPad displays.... 2048x1536 :) Funny thing is: TP runs full screen with no modifications. Bonus is the graphics are super smooth. Windows or the display hardware are doing some picture enhancement/scaling - more by luck than anything else!

 

That 7" around that DPI? Does it come with a free magnifying glass?!


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:51 AM

Still 4:3 innit :P

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:51 AM

Think its 8" btw, I have one and its quite usable most of the time, even the osk is nicely scaled.

 

 

 

Still 4:3 innit

yeah that's it. mine's defo widescreen 16:9 - 1920x1080. Think that's the OP's problem that he's reporting. That 4:3 isn't the same as 16:9. boo. But Andy's is just right.


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:51 AM

Skin it then
2048 x 1536 is still 4:3

16:9 can use the widescreen skin?

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#12 Chris.Newte

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:51 AM

Yup skin it, but you can't use your normal skin on a different shape screen and expect it to look the same without a few compromises.


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#13 POSitality

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 07:51 AM

As I said, 2048x1536 means no re-skinning, must be something to do with DPI scaling. For the most part I usually set tablets to 1024x768 and switch on "fit to panel" in the driver; mainly as they're slaves to standard tills.

 

IMHO stretching to 16:10 (e.g. 1280x800, 1920x1200) doesn't look bad at all. Stretching to 16:9 (1366x768, 1920x1080) looks a bit fat :)


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