F10, F11 and other screen pop ups.

• Feb 5, 2022 - 13:07

Please see the picture below. Is there any way to reduce the size of the pop up. It takes up a huge amount of screen real estate.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Thank you Jojo,

I thought so too, this is a 40" HDTV. I had a 32" HDTV before and the real estate take up ratio was the same.
In your opinion if I were to buy a 4K computer monitor, would it make a difference. It is possible to adjust the size of the piano keyboard pop up, I wonder why other pop up windows cannot be adjusted the same way?

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Thank you Jojo, your advice is beyond my scope of knowledge. I don't know what -Dxxx means :(

I also have a 55" Samsung UHD TV connected to another laptop after running the Compatibility Troubleshooter and the icons became extremely large. They measured ~ 5" X 5" in size and the note heads were the size of an egg. I was able to reduce the, (ctrl + scroll the mouse wheel), the note head size but the Icons were still giant. I don't mind getting a 4K computer monitor screen but I am not sure that, (instead of TV), will fair any better.

By fiddling around I was able to replicate the problem with my 40" 1080P TV. I unplug the HDMI cable from my laptop, close then restart MS 3.6 and the icons become normal size on my laptop. I then reconnect the HDMI to the laptop and the icons become normal size on the TV, (just like the laptop), and a while later they flip of their own accord to tiny icons again. I cannot figure out why it works for a while and then for no apparent reason there is a communications breakdown between the laptop and the TV. I would think the UHD or 4K TV should not react differently than a 4K monitor designed for a computer. ???

MS 3.6 is the only program that is doing this little song and dance. I wonder why there is no global command in MS that allows the user to set the size of the icons in the same way that I can adjust the size of the pop up piano keyboard?

In reply to by [DELETED] 30037188

Either use -D, or set the properties on the EXE file for MuseScore to override the high DPI compatibility settings. Unfortuantely every system is different so it's tough to say exactly what will work best on yours, but trial and error may help. The EXE is in C:\Program Files\MuseScore 3\bin, then right-click, Properties, Comaptibility, and start fiddling the settings. For many systems, you would need to click the high DPI settings button and set to System in the drop-down menu at the bottom of the resulting dialog.

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