Why do the software icons look so small on my 4K screen?

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    Jesper We

    These instructions appear to be for a Windows version older than 10.

    Changing compatibility settings under Windows 10 with a 4k display does not help.

    The icons remain very small, hard to see and hit.

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    DesignSpark PCB

    @Jesper, we have updated point 4 to represent the new Windows 10 wording.

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    Jesper We

    Um, that made it even more confusing?? This is what I see. The setting of the "Disable display scaling..." option does not affect DesignSpark icon size.

     

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    DesignSpark PCB

    I cannot explain the difference on your system except if it is related to a Windows 10 version. I suggest you raise a support request to see if this can be investigated further.
    On Win10 systems checked the following is what is observed.

     

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    DesignSpark PCB

    Microsoft has continued to update this function progressively with each new release, it would appear that your Windows 10  is an old version and does not support the newer options. Check to see if you are updating windows 10.

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    Jesper We

    Yes, it appears that you must have the Fall Creators update installed to get this alternative in the compatibility tab.

    Once you do, it works. However there is still a big issue with the grid, which does not appear to scale well. It is for all practical purposes invisible :-(

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    Boss .

    I don't have a 4k display, but find I can change the grid for the task to get the best visibility.

    Try checking the Lines box and also choose a colour from the pull down menus, it may help on a 4k display.

     

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    Jesper We

    Another thing you need to look into when doing a version that  supports 4K displays is the connection lines. Drawing them 1 pixel thick makes them very hard to see, especially when dragging. I am having to guess which pad the lines end at...

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    DesignSpark PCB

    Improvements for 4K displays are being discussed for a future release, however you may find the techniques illustrated here https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001266813-How-can-I-use-the-air-wires-most-efficiently- will help generally for the current versions.

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    Caleb Leabeater

    Mine work by using the system instead of application and that fixed the problem.

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    Caleb Leabeater

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