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Old 2021-05-17, 14:49   #1
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Question Prime95 30.3 build 6 Tiny Font Display Size

I feel sure that this must have been resolved elsewhere, but has anyone found how to get the latest versions of Prime95 running on Windows 10 to display at a readable font size on high resolution screens? It displays fine on standard low-res screens, but is completely unreadable on hi-res ones. I've tried fiddling with the compatibility options, but to no avail so far...



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Old 2021-05-17, 14:54   #2
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If the zoom setting in Windows settings for the monitor doesn't help, I don't think any outside setting can help, only inside setting (changing the code) will, IMO.
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Old 2021-05-17, 16:20   #3
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I suppose it depends on what you consider tiny, readable, and high resolution.
With no futzing with font size, on a 17" 1920 x 1080 laptop, with my reading glasses, I find it very readable, and like everything else on the screen, impossible without the reading glasses. Prime95 fonts are larger than Firefox browser or Explorer.
There's nothing in my prime95 instance's prime.txt or local.txt that I can identify as affecting font size.

The Windows "Ease of Access" controls differ. Make Text Bigger affects Windows title and menu items but not window contents (prime95 comm window content, worker window contents unaffected).
Make Everything Bigger does what it says; effectively reducing the resolution of the screen, so worker window and everything display bigger.
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Old 2021-05-19, 00:02   #4
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I suppose it depends on what you consider tiny, readable, and high resolution.
With no futzing with font size, on a 17" 1920 x 1080 laptop, with my reading glasses, I find it very readable, and like everything else on the screen, impossible without the reading glasses. Prime95 fonts are larger than Firefox browser or Explorer.
There's nothing in my prime95 instance's prime.txt or local.txt that I can identify as affecting font size.

The Windows "Ease of Access" controls differ. Make Text Bigger affects Windows title and menu items but not window contents (prime95 comm window content, worker window contents unaffected).
Make Everything Bigger does what it says; effectively reducing the resolution of the screen, so worker window and everything display bigger.

This is a 13.5" 3840 x 2160 laptop screen and the result was truly tiny. However it seems to have been a Windows 10 'feature'. The problem occurred after updating the Prime95 files to the 30.3 build 6 version and restarting Prime95 - exiting and restarting Prime95 made no difference, but eventually the problem simply disappeared following the next Windows 10 restart. Everything is now back to normal, so I can only apologise for not trying the 'obvious' solution first...


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Old 2021-05-19, 02:06   #5
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I find I have to reboot Windows 10 to clear up problems a lot more frequently than I had to reboot Windows 7.

This has been seemingly getting worse over the last few years, it felt a lot more stable about 3 years ago.
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Old 2021-06-11, 21:57   #6
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This is because Prime95 and most other applications do not have DPI awareness. You can try this and see if it resolves the issue: https://wintips.org/fix-very-small-f...-in-windows-10

It definitely did for me.

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Old 2021-07-25, 08:28   #7
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Another data point: the 21H1 update seems to trigger this issue on host PCs when they're accessed via Remote Desktop. Several computers I use only started exhibiting this issue after the update.

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