DR 17.4 Studio for Windows: UI too big

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DR 17.4 Studio for Windows: UI too big

PostSat Oct 23, 2021 3:35 am

Hi,
I installed DR 17.4 Studio for Windows. It completely messed up the UI and the fonts were bigger and I couldn't even see the video to color grade. Tried compatibility settings and High DPI settings and scaling etc. Couldn't fix it. Tried reinstalling. No luck. 17.4 is unusable for me. Had to reinstall DaVinciResolve_Studio_17.3.2_Windows and its back to normal. Luckily I can now carry on!
Can you fix what is broken?
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Re: DR 17.4 Studio for Windows: UI too big

PostMon Oct 25, 2021 7:19 am

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Re: DR 17.4 Studio for Windows: UI too big

PostMon Oct 25, 2021 10:02 am

roodeq wrote:Hi,
I installed DR 17.4 Studio for Windows. It completely messed up the UI and the fonts were bigger and I couldn't even see the video to color grade. Tried compatibility settings and High DPI settings and scaling etc. Couldn't fix it. Tried reinstalling. No luck. 17.4 is unusable for me. Had to reinstall DaVinciResolve_Studio_17.3.2_Windows and its back to normal. Luckily I can now carry on!
Can you fix what is broken?
cheers Rup

In my case under WIN11 the UI is too much little.
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Re: DR 17.4 Studio for Windows: UI too big

PostMon Oct 25, 2021 1:48 pm

The shortcut trick to use native resolution for Resolve seems to no longer work with 17.4. Resolve only loads at 2x UI scaling. :(
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Re: DR 17.4 Studio for Windows: UI too big

PostWed Oct 27, 2021 8:33 am

ok so im not allone on my Dell 15" xps 7590 its not unusable :(

hope there is a fix on the way :)
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Re: DR 17.4 Studio for Windows: UI too big

PostSat Oct 30, 2021 2:55 pm

17.4.1 UI is still to big.
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Re: DR 17.4 Studio for Windows: UI too big

PostFri Nov 19, 2021 1:49 pm

17.4.2 UI is still to big.
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Re: DR 17.4 Studio for Windows: UI too big

PostFri Nov 19, 2021 6:29 pm

What is the native resolution of your screen(s)?
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Re: DR 17.4 Studio for Windows: UI too big

PostSun Nov 21, 2021 10:30 am

The following should solve this problem (at least it worked for me on my 4k 15" notebook monitor, with 250% font scaling).
- right click on the DaVinci icon
- choose the compatibility tab
- change High DPI settings
- overwrite High DPI scaling, choose "System"
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Re: DR 17.4 Studio for Windows: UI too big

PostSun Nov 21, 2021 10:43 am

Thank you, it works. But by scaling the fonts look unsharp at the edges on my 15''/4K notebook screen. This is not a solution for working a longer period of time.
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Re: DR 17.4 Studio for Windows: UI too big

PostSun Nov 21, 2021 8:17 pm

I followed this steps
The following should solve this problem (at least it worked for me on my 4k 15" notebook monitor, with 250% font scaling).
- right click on the DaVinci icon
- choose the compatibility tab
- change High DPI settings
- overwrite High DPI scaling, choose "System"

Sadly I didn't have any success with that. It shows a little bit less big but still looks difficult (to not say impossible) to work. I downgraded Resolve to to 13.2 :(
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Re: DR 17.4 Studio for Windows: UI too big

PostMon Nov 22, 2021 9:45 am

JoachimRichter wrote:Thank you, it works. But by scaling the fonts look unsharp at the edges on my 15''/4K notebook screen. This is not a solution for working a longer period of time.

I agree with you and IMHO this is something that needs to be adresses ASAP by BM.
Hopefully they do not use 3rd party libraries for the UI which needs to be changed.
I've seen this by another software for multimedia shows and there it took ages to solve this.

To which value is your default font scaling set in Windows?
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Re: DR 17.4 Studio for Windows: UI too big

PostMon Nov 22, 2021 9:54 am

mopperle wrote:Hopefully they do not use 3rd party libraries for the UI which needs to be changed.
Like a lot of software, Resolve uses the QT UI framework.

According to research done by another user, it appears that Resolve uses quite an old version of QT, dating from 2014, which does not properly support Windows display scaling values other than 100% and 200%. It works OK with macOS display scaling, but not Windows:
qnstie wrote:As far as I can quicly check, the problem is related to the fact that DVR uses a non-HDPI-compatible QT version, 5.4.1, which dates back to 2014 and is not maintaned since 2017!
It is a 7 year old library, for goodness sake!
The current QT 5.15.2 supports HDPI scaling of any size (according to the documentation) and - according to QT - is backwards compatible.
I know, that the practice of "library compatibility" may be quite far from reality, but gosh, it is really past time when the 7 year-old library should be upgraded!
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Re: DR 17.4 Studio for Windows: UI too big

PostMon Nov 22, 2021 10:20 am

Thanks for pointing to this topic. So my concerns came true.
Seems to me as if we have to put some "pressure" on BM to get this solved. ;)
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Re: DR 17.4 Studio for Windows: UI too big

PostThu Nov 25, 2021 12:00 pm

Me too with Dell 15'' xps 7590....

Janosch Simon wrote:ok so im not allone on my Dell 15" xps 7590 its not unusable :(

hope there is a fix on the way :)
cheers janosch
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Re: DR 17.4 Studio for Windows: UI too big

PostThu Nov 25, 2021 12:01 pm

That's a very bad news...

rhgkswhd wrote:The shortcut trick to use native resolution for Resolve seems to no longer work with 17.4. Resolve only loads at 2x UI scaling. :(

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