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Can we anlarge the toolbars?

Postby Djard » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:37 pm

I bought a new laptop with a 4K screen and like the extra room on screen. Items in the Win 10 GUI are small but readable as are those in apps like MS-Word and other programs. So I do not want to adjust the display. But the icons in Finale are tough to distinguish. I looked in Program Options for a setting to enlarge the icons or toolbars a little but found nothing. Is there some other place that I can look to make the items in the toolbars larger?
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Postby motet » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:44 pm

Is "Use large tool icons" checked in Preferences/Palettes and backgrounds?
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Re: Can we anlarge the toolbars?

Postby Djard » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:56 am

I selected the "Cool Black" style and "Large" size, but the icons remain unclear, and the text in Score Manager is microscopic (see attachment). Since all my other programs adapt well to my new PC, I suspect Finale 2012's algorithms were myopic.

The improvement after increasing the "Text, apps & other items" setting from the recommended 250% to 300% was negligible. So I lowered the display resolution from 3,840 x 2160 to 2048 x 1152 and then to 1920 x 1080 that was not much better. If I degrade the display any further, the toolbars in all my other programs look unacceptably gigantic.

Is there anything else I can try in Finale, or must I upgrade to the latest version Finale? If the latter be the case, has MakeMusic added the ability to enlarge the GUI, icons and text for use with a 4K screen?
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Postby motet » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:49 am

Something might be amiss with the Score Manager text.
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Re: Can we anlarge the toolbars?

Postby Djard » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:57 am

Do you use a 4K screen, and Finale appears OK? If so, I will upgrade.
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Re: Can we anlarge the toolbars?

Postby miker » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:56 pm

Why not download the demo, and see for your self?
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Re: Can we anlarge the toolbars?

Postby MikeHalloran » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:26 pm

miker wrote:Why not download the demo, and see for your self?

Some users do have issues with the current version of Finale on 4K and 5K monitors. They are in the minority but the only way you will know is to take MikeR’s advice.
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Re: Can we anlarge the toolbars?

Postby michelp » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:51 pm

To quote a Makemusic representative on their forum about what should be included Finale 26 :
...collision avoidance issues, Mac performance and hi-resolution monitor work.
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