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bug #62887: WinVile is not DPI aware

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Submitted:  Thu 11 Aug 2022 12:03:13 PM UTC
   
 
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
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Fri 12 Aug 2022 12:05:50 AM UTC, comment #1: 

thanks - something to check on (I did some work on a different application recently to address DPI issues, but hadn't noticed with winvile since my local development is mostly via RDP).

Thomas Dickey <dickey>
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Thu 11 Aug 2022 12:03:13 PM UTC, original submission:  

Playing around with WinVile, and noticed that it scales poorly on my currently 150% display: blurriness, and occasionally a faint rectangular outline as the cursor isn't properly removed.

I've found that if I enable Windows 7 compat mode and claim that the application is DPI aware (in the settings) the main strangeness is that it mis-measures the width of the scrollbar.

Without knowing anything about Win32 programming, I suspect it's a matter of claiming DPI awareness, scaling the font size appropriately, and tweaking the code which determines the interface element sizes: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/desktop/ms701681(v=vs.85)

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