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Feature Request: Option to scale VictronConnect for Windows

My friend has the screen size on her Win10 Laptop set to 150%. (For her old eyes.) As you can see in the screen shot, the standard VictronConnect window does not scale to fit. Nor can I scroll it.

It would be nice to have the option to choose a different size of the window, or, as a minimum, to have the window show scroll bars.

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Daniël Boekel (Victron Energy Staff) answered ·

Hi @pmikep

Thank you for your post, the developers have been notified.

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pmikep answered ·

Okay, there is now a scroll bar. But it still doesn't work correctly. (And, the scroll bar works 'backward' to Window's Convention.)

It's easier to show in a video. (2 1/2 minutes) The laptop Display is set for 150% larger text.

https://jmp.sh/WfoSWCv

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jperez (Victron Energy Staff) answered ·

Hello,

Fixing this is in our ToDo list. We expect to start working on it soon. Thank you for the video.

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pmikep answered ·

Your quick response is one of the reasons that I like buying Victron Products. There are a lot of companies that make somewhat good products, but do not listen to their customers. So I appreciate Victron's openness in addressing problems.

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pmikep answered ·

Unfortunately, this cutting off of the Victron Connect Window continues, and a problem with scrolling.

(Victron Connect 5.48.)

Here is a short video showing the problem on a Desktop Display this time, with text scaling set to the Windows' default.

https://jmp.sh/eFoMAd6

So this should be the easiest case for Victron Connect to display correctly. But it doesn't.

Once this easy case is fixed for Desktop Displays, then the laptop display problem, with larger text scaling, can be addressed.

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It occurs to me that perhaps the default window size is set for 800 x 600 (or something similar) to accommodate a standard screen size.

If so, I understand. But this would require that font sizes be adjusted to fit everything in the window when all the text elements can show.