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Time on log screen unreadable.

Fri May 23, 2014 6:29 pm

When I use winbox to view the log screen on my Windows 7 laptop, the time field is truncated. It will show something like 07:4...

This started with version 6. Routers with V5 ROS show the log screen correctly.

Winbox doesn't allow the column sizes to be changed on the log screen

Is there a way to fix this?
 
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Fri May 23, 2014 6:43 pm

reset bak to 100% your DPI.
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Wed May 28, 2014 12:23 am

Sorry. I have adjusted the screen size several times and can't find any combination that corrects the problem.
 
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Wed May 28, 2014 3:07 am

I not talk about size (1024x768, 800x600 etc.) but about DPI: 100%, 110%, 120% etc.
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Wed May 28, 2014 9:48 am

This will be fixed in the next Winbox version that will be released in 2-3 weeks. New winbox will have resizable log columns and some other new features.
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Wed May 28, 2014 9:49 am

Nice!

Thanks.
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Wed May 28, 2014 6:28 pm

Thanks for the upcoming Fix.

I did reset the DPI to 100% and that worked except the font is too small for my old eyes. Rather than trying to find some magic settings of screen size and DPI that work, I will just wait for the fix.
 
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:13 am

the new winbox version still is b0rked with high dpi settings (Windows-7):

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Even the windows option to disable scaling with high dpi values didn't help.
 
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:47 pm

what settings have you applied in Windows that causes this?
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:18 pm

It looks like bigger than normal font used. Use 100% font size.
 
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Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:31 pm

reset bak to 100% your DPI.
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:32 pm

...I did reset the DPI to 100% and that worked except the font is too small for my old eyes...
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:29 pm

what settings have you applied in Windows that causes this?
I set the dpi-scaling to 150%
This is necessary since i use a 22.5 inch monitor with 3840x2400 pixels.

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Just reverting the dpi-value back to 100% is NO option.
 
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:08 pm

are you sure the 22.5 inch monitor have that resolution?

Usually are 1920x1080
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:19 pm

Every choice has it's own consequence.

So bigger resolution (+ 4x HD 1920x1080) and so small character, not only you are forced to use 150% DPI...

If you are forced to use 150% DPI, simply put the video resolution to 1920x1200 and the dpi to 100% and you see all the programs how are expected to works, not only winbox
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:47 pm

All programs I use are quite happy with my choice of 150% dpi.
For sure I will NOT revert to 1920x1200 and 100% dpi just to make winbox look good.
(If I would do so, the 4k screen would make no sense, eh?)

UltraHD-Displays are pushing into the market for a year or so.
You can now buy them for starting at 600 dollars now.
Many notebooks now also offer high dpi screens.

So I am laking understanding why winbox cannot support proper dpi-scaling.
(At least it seems to do it correctly on the left-sided menu)
 
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:23 am

I see, the issue is with UHD screens, we will see what we can do.
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:28 pm

Thanks.

But keep in mind that this issue is not only related to UHD screens.
It is - correctly speaking - solely related to high dpi scaling.

Just imagine a administrator that is visually impaired and needs big fonts on a normal screen.
 
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:08 am

Found only this thread regarding Winbox and DPI scaling issues. Are there any changes in regards to this for the past year? I'm experiencing the same with MacBook 15" and Windows 7 running on it as second OS under Parallels. Tested Winbox 3, but scaling issue is still there.
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Sun May 15, 2016 11:33 pm

Another year, still nothing new...

Is this really that hard to solve? Every other program I use can cope with my 144DPI (1920x1080 on a 13" screen) just fine.

If I switch to "default" 96 DPI I cannot see the letters, my eyes are not what they used to be :(
Anything beyond 120 DPI is problematic.

All the dialogs are just fine, but tables look awful, only top part of the line being visible.

(See also http://forum.mikrotik.com/viewtopic.php?t=94883)
 
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Tue May 17, 2016 10:05 am

While I agree that Winbox should be improved to better handle scaling ... I don't understand why you choose to use a monitor where 100% DPI (as it is supposed to be used) is not comfortable.
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Tue May 17, 2016 10:45 am

Of course it is a problem that the systems with the high DPI introduced, and that they should solve themselves.
I think modern versions of Windows allow setting of scaling to solve this problem. Somewhere in the control panel.
 
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Tue May 17, 2016 10:56 am

Of course it is a problem that the systems with the high DPI introduced, and that they should solve themselves.
I think modern versions of Windows allow setting of scaling to solve this problem. Somewhere in the control panel.
Font scaling is the thing that causes problems. I personally think this is a Windows issue. MacOS has no problems with it's "retina" displays. Nothing looks small and Winbox is not distorted.
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Re: Time on log screen unreadable.

Tue May 17, 2016 3:22 pm

Font scaling is the thing that causes problems. I personally think this is a Windows issue.
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