MSI Afterburner settings too large on my screen

Discussion in 'MSI AfterBurner Application Development Forum' started by Espionage724, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Espionage724

    Espionage724 Guest

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    I'm on a 1024x768 screen. Now before anyone says "buy a new screen" or "who even uses that resolution these days", I don't have the money, and there is nothing I can do about it unless your going to buy me a screen...

    The settings menu used to fit fine on my screen though. It wasn't until recently it seems that the settings menu was resized and locked at that size.

    As for it not fitting, I can't access the top tab buttons.
     
  2. VThawj

    VThawj New Member

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    Try this for a temp "fix". When you click on settings, hit tab on the keyboard until it cycles through all the options it will be on top after it reaches the bottom options. Then use the arrow keys to navigate the top tabs of the settings menu. You should be able to reach the other settings. Tried it myself so it should work. It should have been made to resize to fit the resoultion though.
     
  3. rewt

    rewt Maha Guru

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    Grab the edge glass and move the window.
     
  4. Espionage724

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    Unless there is something I'm missing, you can't move windows without using the titlebar (which, is not visible).

    I found a solution though, I can simply move my taskbar to the left or right side of the screen, then that lets me see the top area enough to do settings. Hopefully though the window is just shrunk down or made to scale with resolution later though so this won't be needed.
     

  5. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    It was already commented a few times and it won't change. 1280x1024 is the minimum required resolution for Afterburner, we won't take lower resulutions into account when creating GUI.
     
  6. Espionage724

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    I just have to wonder though... why? I mean Afterburner works fine on 1024x768, in every case, except the settings menu, and that of all things doesn't need to even be that big :/

    There is maybe an inch or two of whitespace on the bottom of the Monitoring, Video capture, and User Interface tabs (not to mention huge amounts of whitespace on the other tabs). If that space was simply removed, and the window scaled to reflect that change, there would be no problem with the 768 height.

    As for the minority running low-res screens, what about most laptop screens offering 1366x768? I guess my 720p HDTV is out of luck as well
     
  7. Unwinder

    Unwinder Moderator Staff Member

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    No need to try to push your wishes this way please. Take it as a fact, it won't change. We DON'T support laptops as well. And never will.
     
  8. rewt

    rewt Maha Guru

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    My mistake then. Maybe I'm thinking of Windowblinds and not Aero..
     
  9. Espionage724

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    I can run Afterburner fine on a 1280x960 screen (nothing cut off), but if I take Screen DPI up to medium from small, the settings menu gets cut off again like in 1024x768...
     
  10. chillgreg

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    I use a 24" 1080p screen but have my DPI at 145%, so I also lose the top of the sttings box. This setting fixes the problem for me:

    Right click on the shortcut and choose properties. On the compatibility tab, put a tick in the box "Disable display scaling on High DPI settings".
     

  11. k1net1cs

    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    Easy 'fix' for this is to use Ctrl + Tab to change tabs, just like changing tabs in Firefox or any other modern browsers.
    I should know since my laptop's native resolution is 1366x768 (16:9).
     
  12. Artibeus

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    You're missing something! :)

    ALT+SPACE, M, Then use Up/Down/Left/Right to move the window.

    Not sure if it'll still work if it is off screen, however.

    Edit:
    Okay, it works. Changed my resolution to 800x600 to test. Enjoy!
     
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  13. IKnowJack

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    and there is nothing MSI will do about it either...1024*768 isnt and wont be supported

    seriously...do you really need to overclock at such a low resolution? you'd be better off overclocking the cpu
     
  14. Neo Cyrus

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    I have no idea why you would want to continue using 1024x768, do yourself a favour and buy a cheap 23-24" 1080p panel on sale. You will enjoy being able to watch HD content properly. Half your experience on a PC is ruined by using such a low res. If you look around you'd be surprised how cheap a decent 23" 1080p TN can be found for.

    Something along the lines of this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009266

    $140 is the cheapest non refurb they have, you can find them even cheaper if you look around enough.
     
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  15. Espionage724

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    The overclock helps a good bit on most games I have, even at that resolution.

    I will in the future, but for now there is no room in my budget for a new screen (unless the screen is literally like below $50). I recently switched to an older CRT screen though with a res of 1280x960 (still "unsupported" by Afterburner, yet it fits just fine on 100% DPI, but not on medium dpi, which is default in WCP) which is working fine currently.
     
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  16. chillgreg

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    Just installed new 2.20 official. Top of the settings window is still hidden on 1080p at 140 DPI. Doesn't Afterburner support Windows display scaling?
     
  17. kaliyuga73

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    right click on the tray icons and choose side by side
     
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    thing is buddy that there is a bunch of scenarios where being able to scale the window size is necessary and would be worth the effort to make it a better piece of software.

    720p monitor good
    1080p monitor good
    1440p monitor iffy
    4k monitor get your goggles out
    40" TV in your living room get your goggles out
    4k TV go get the Hubble
     
  19. EdKiefer

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    go into AB folder and edit the MSIAfterburner.cfg file
    edit line

    MinPropertiesHeight = 765

    to 600 for example
     
  20. Andy_K

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    Simple Tabswitch is done by: CTRL+Pagedown and CTRL+PageUp
     

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