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James Harrell
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I just purchased a new Dell XPS 15 with ultra high resolution touch screen using windows 8.  The tracker text almost too small to read.  Doesn't seem to matter what screen resolution setting I use.  Works fine on my older Dell windows 7 laptop.


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Douglas Brown
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Try increasing the font level in the Edit|Font Level menu.  When you find the level that works best for your resolution, you can set a preferred font level in the preferences dialog Display tab (Edit|Preferences menu).  Doug


> Re: display problem
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> I just purchased a new Dell XPS 15 with ultra high
> resolution touch screen using windows 8.  The tracker
> text almost too small to read.  Doesn't seem to matter
> what screen resolution setting I use.  Works fine
> on my older Dell windows 7 laptop.



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James Harrell
3 Posts

Thanks for the suggestion.  It works, but I can't save the settings.  I must reset each time I open Tracker.  But still, it works.



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Douglas Brown
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James, can you give me some info about your setup?

1. what Tracker version and OS are you using?
2. What Java VM are you using? (to find this, choose Help|Diagnostics|About Java)
3. Where are your starter preferences being loaded from? (to find this, choose Help|Diagnostics|Start Log and look for a line like "loading starter preferences from: C:\Users\Doug\AppData\Local\OSP\tracker.prefs")
4. Where are your Tracker preferences being loaded from? (To find this, choose Help|Diagnostics|Message Log and look for a line like "INFO: preferences loaded from C:/Users/Doug/AppData/Local/OSP/tracker.prefs")
5. Are there lines in the preferences file like "1" and "0" (to find this, choose Help|Diagnostics|Preferences File)

Thanks!  Doug


> Re: Re: Re: display problem
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> Thanks for the suggestion.  It works, but I can't
> save the settings.  I must reset each time I open
> Tracker.  But still, it works.



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James Harrell
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Doug - Here is the info you requested.  Initially had Win 8.1, but upgraded to Win 10.

JWH

1. Tracker version 4.92, Windows 10
2. Java version 1.8.0_73 (32-bit)
Java ™ SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_73-b02)
Java HotSpot ™ Client VM (build 25.73-b02)
JRE path:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.8.0_73
3. - loading starter preferences from: C:\Users\jharrell\.tracker.prefs
4. INFO: preferences loaded from C:/Users/jharrell/.tracker.prefs
5.
<object class="org.opensourcephysics.cabrillo.tracker.Tracker$Preferences">
    tracker.jar
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.8.0_73
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.8.0_73
    true
    3
    2
    C:\Users\jharrell\AppData\Local\OSP\Cache
    0
    1457579845
    C:/Users/jharrell/Documents/Tracker/experiments
    Xuggle
    
        C:/Users/jharrell/Documents/Tracker/experiments/bouncing_cart.trk
        C:/Users/jharrell/Documents/Tracker/experiments/ball_oil.trk
        C:/Users/jharrell/Documents/Tracker/experiments/BallToss.trk
    

</object>



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Douglas Brown
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Hi James--thanks for the info. Sure enough there is a bug that prevents Tracker from using a preferred font level higher than 3 :-(  I will make sure that is fixed in the next release.

I appreciate your bringing this bug to my attention!  regards, Doug


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