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Old 02-21-2017, 06:55 AM   #1
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Unhappy Icon Size Issues in Windows 10

I've used Calibre for years with nothing but delight, but recently I upgraded to a new computer and Windows 10 and immediately, I have the problem that the icons in Calibre have become unusably small. This is especially a problem in the Book Editor, where both the text in the file preview pane and the various icons have become minuscule.

I tried changing the icon size through the preferences (preferences: look and feel: icon size: large) but it made no difference. My new computer is set to a resolution of 3200x1800; I've experimented with a dozen different resolutions with no effect on the problem. I've also tried the 'change the size of text, apps, and other items' slider bar, which didn't help either.

I checked the option in the program properties to have Calibre run in 640x480 resolution, and the other option to disable scaling on high DPI settings. Neither fixed the icon problem.

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Old 02-21-2017, 07:21 AM   #2
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High DPI support is coming in calibre 3.0 in the meantime you can use these beta builds if you are desparate: https://download.calibre-ebook.com/betas/
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You can also try setting the environment variable

QT_DEVICE_PIXEL_RATIO=2

with the normal calibre builds
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Old 02-25-2017, 04:21 AM   #4
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So relieved to hear about 3.0, and I'll give the beta builds a try. Thank you!
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Hi, Kovid.

Thanks for the insight on 3.0 and DPI support. I also just upgraded my monitor (4k) and though I find the icons small, I find the text in the "Add books" dialog to be extremely small. It's not a function I use often and the text is still legible, so I'm content to patiently wait for 3.0.
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