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Menus and fonts a mess when using 2014 on laptop

Copper Super Contributor
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Country: USA

Menus and fonts a mess when using 2014 on laptop

Hi,

 

Was upgraded last week to a new Dell laptop with Windows 8 and a touchscreen.

 

I loaded Act while using my desktop monitor, and am using it via the laptop display thi smorning for the first time.

 

The font sizes are all over the place.  An example is below, but other parts of Act are also displaying erratic menu and font sizes. 

 

How do I resolve this? 

 

Act 2014, Dell laptop running Windows 8.1.

 

Thanks....Mike 

 

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Nickel Super Contributor
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Re: Menus and fonts a mess when using 2014 on laptop

You DPI setting must be set to 100%.  You have yours higher.  Please see http://kb.swiftpage.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/26349/kw/26349

 

Michael Matthews
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Re: Menus and fonts a mess when using 2014 on laptop

You can also try the free addon called DPI Fixer from Durkin Computing.

Roy Laudenslager
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Re: Menus and fonts a mess when using 2014 on laptop

Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 95
Country: USA

Re: Menus and fonts a mess when using 2014 on laptop

Moving the selection to smallest setting fixed it on the laptop.

 

However the display with an external monitor connected is now all messed up.  Moving the slider around doesn't fix this.  An example is below.  Font sizes are all different, and there is a large gap between the contact detail window and the Back-Forward-New -etc. toolbar I put a circle of blue into the graphic below on.  It wasn't like this before I messed with the display setting. 

 

To refresh, Windows 8.1 running whatever the latest Act code is.  External display is a dual Viewsonic using a display adaptor from kensington.

 

Do the Durkin tools resolve this, as well???

 

Mike

 

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New Member
Posts: 7
Country: USA

Re: Menus and fonts a mess when using 2014 on laptop

Mike, I have a Dell running 8.1.  Try setting your screen resolution to the highest setting.  That solved it for me. 

 

 

Copper Super Contributor
Posts: 95
Country: USA

Re: Menus and fonts a mess when using 2014 on laptop

It looks like it sorted itself out eventually.

 

I reset the dpi setting from 96 dpi to the largest setting 9furthest righton the slider) , then rebooted.  It was mainly an experiment to see if the resolution between the laptop and the desktop monitors were different enough to warrant changed settings.

 

Not surprisingly it looked even worse.  I then set the DPI settings back to 96 dpi, and rebooted again.  This time Act looks fine.   

 

No clue what changed apart from maybe giving the graphics card a kick in the pants.  The slider setting has been unchanged all along. 

 

Thanks though for all the replies. 

 

Mike

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Country: USA

Re: Menus and fonts a mess when using 2014 on laptop

Glad it fixed itself.  Act 2014 seems to have a lot of quirks.