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Old 09-14-2018, 03:50 PM   #1
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Preview screen question

I am relatively new to Sigil but have used it successfully in the past. Now, when I hit F10 to bring up the preview window in Sigil 9.1, it is zoomed out so far that the text lines are no taller than a human hair and utterly unreadable. What am I missing? Thank you.
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Hit F5 for preferences, select the Appearance tab, then adjust the font style/size to your desire.

I have the preview pane on a monitor with a MUCH higher resolution than my primary (code view) display and had to adjust font size significantly to make it readable.

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Old 09-14-2018, 08:50 PM   #3
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Preview Window

Thank you for your answer but there is something else going on. The font adjustment provided by the F5 key appears to change the font for both the Book View/Code View and the Preview windows simultaneously. The font is still on the default setting of 16 pt which provides about 20 lines of text in the Book View window, but 120 lines or more in the Preview window.

Your answer gave me the idea of changing the font to the maximum of 99 pt. to see what would happen. The Book View/Code View window then only had room for about 1 character (as one might expect) and the text in the Preview Window became just barely large enough to read.

Note that I have downloaded and installed both the latest version of Sigil and the latest NVidia graphics driver today, but this bizarre problem remains.
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Zoom slider. Bottom right corner of the GUI. You can set separate zoom factors for Preview, BooK View and Code View. Perhaps you've inadvertently changed the default zoom factor for Preview? I've done it accidentally before with an accidental keystroke and/or mousewheel combination.

Click somewhere in Preview and hit ctrl+0 to reset the zoom to default. You can do that for Book View and Code View as well if they've been changed. Just make sure you've clicked on the widget whose zoom factor you want to alter.
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Zoom slider. Bottom right corner of the GUI. You can set separate zoom factors for Preview, BooK View and Code View. Perhaps you've inadvertently changed the default zoom factor for Preview? I've done it accidentally before with an accidental keystroke and/or mousewheel combination.

Click somewhere in Preview and hit ctrl+0 to reset the zoom to default. You can do that for Book View and Code View as well if they've been changed. Just make sure you've clicked on the widget whose zoom factor you want to alter.
Thanks for the tip.

It has happened to me a couple of times, I fixed it by restoring Sigils config folder from previous nightly backup

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I didn't know the zoom slider would work with the preview pane.

One of the reasons I never noticed it was that it seems that it only works if the PP is docked. If you have it on it's own monitor (undocked) then when you click on the zoom slider, it reverts to controlling the CV window.
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One of the reasons I never noticed it was that it seems that it only works if the PP is docked. If you have it on it's own monitor (undocked) then when you click on the zoom slider, it reverts to controlling the CV window.
You can always dock the widget, zoom it appropriately, and then undock it again. I verified (on my single monitor setup) that it will retain its zoom factor after you undock it.
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Thank all of you very much! You have solved the problem. It was in fact the little zoom slider which everyone mentioned. I had never noticed it before so I must have disturbed it unknowingly while clicking around. Thanks again!
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You can always dock the widget, zoom it appropriately, and then undock it again. I verified (on my single monitor setup) that it will retain its zoom factor after you undock it.
Along with Turtle91, I always have my Preview undocked.

I had no idea Preview was even effected by the Zoom slider. I just thought they worked for Code View + Book View only.

Maybe 3 sets of Zoom Sliders could also be added in the Edit > Preferences > Appearances > Menus tab?
  • Main Menu Icon Size
  • Zoom Levels
    • Book View
    • Code View
    • Preview

(The tab would probably need a slight rename from "Menus" into "Zoom" or "Text/Icon Scaling" or [something else].)

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Thank all of you very much! You have solved the problem. It was in fact the little zoom slider which everyone mentioned. I had never noticed it before so I must have disturbed it unknowingly while clicking around. Thanks again!
Yeah, that little slider in the corner is hard to see. And you wouldn't notice anything amiss, especially if you didn't know what it stands for.

You may have also accidentally pressed:

Zoom In: Ctrl + =
Zoom Out: Ctrl + -

while working on a book.

You could always:

Zoom Reset: Ctrl + 0

to set the zoom back to 100%.

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Old 09-15-2018, 10:25 PM   #10
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Along with Turtle91, I always have my Preview undocked.

I had no idea Preview was even effected by the Zoom slider. I just thought they worked for Code View + Book View only.

Maybe 3 sets of Zoom Sliders could also be added in the Edit > Preferences > Appearances > Menus tab?
  • Main Menu Icon Size
  • Zoom Levels
    • Book View
    • Code View
    • Preview

(The tab would probably need a slight rename from "Menus" into "Zoom" or "Text/Icon Scaling" or [something else].)



Yeah, that little slider in the corner is hard to see. And you wouldn't notice anything amiss, especially if you didn't know what it stands for.

You may have also accidentally pressed:

Zoom In: Ctrl + =
Zoom Out: Ctrl + -

while working on a book.

You could always:

Zoom Reset: Ctrl + 0

to set the zoom back to 100%.
If I understand you correctly, the problem with putting three sliders in Preferences might be you wouldn't see the effect until you exit Preferences.

Maybe the main window could get a button to show and select which window the coordinates and slider are currently referencing, viz:




BTW : Ctrl- (NumPad) works, but Ctrl+ (NumPad) doesn't. Both Ctrl- and Ctrl+ (TopRow) work. In the browsers I'm familiar with, the TopRow and the NumPad Ctrl- and Ctrl+ sequences work.

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If I understand you correctly, the problem with putting three sliders in Preferences might be you wouldn't see the effect until you exit Preferences.
I don't see why. If you currently move the slider for the Icon Size, you can see the icons in Sigil scale at the same time.

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In the browsers I'm familiar with, the TopRow and the NumPad Ctrl- and Ctrl+ sequences work.
In browsers, I always use the Ctrl + MiddleMouseScroll to zoom in/out. This doesn't work in Sigil.

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I can't remember the last time I had the preview pane docked (1.x? )

I run multiple monitors, so I will dock and adjust, the resume my normal program

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I don't see why. If you currently move the slider for the Icon Size, you can see the icons in Sigil scale at the same time.



In browsers, I always use the Ctrl + MiddleMouseScroll to zoom in/out. This doesn't work in Sigil.
What icons are you referring to?

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I have difficulties using a 'pointing devices' so I only use them when I must. And I never liked button bars, even before my hands got smashed.

I use my second monitor for web watching, ftp, news, email, long running video edits etc. Don't have room for a third, anyway its not needed; as you can see from the screen shot, I don't run Sigil maximised, nor anything else.

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Well, à chacun son goût. I love the icons and Preview Panel is always docked.
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I really don't see the need to add a bunch of new preferences for Zooming. With the exception of the occasional accidental zooming (like this one), its just not a really a problematic or common issue.

Maybe I'll make a note about the different behavior of zooming an undocked Preview widget in the User Guide, but otherwise, that section of the guide (under User Interface) seems fairly clear to me.

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On the lower right of the main window is a zoom control that lets you shrink or enlarge the text and images independently in Book View, Code View, and the Preview window:
EDIT: https://github.com/Sigil-Ebook/sigil...2403ac0fdc7afa

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