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Just got Big box and have started playing with custom themes,

However I am having a issue where the text is too large and is getting cut off (this was an issue with text in the default options window in big box before I changed themes)

I having big box set to my second monitor (HDMI TV & 1080p) and game descriptions are getting cut short. 

I can't seem to find font size anywhere, any help would be great.

Thanks

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Hi welcome to BB and the forums! It'll depend on which theme you're using. Please provide the theme name and a screenshot of the problem so the community can better help you.

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Is your Windows scaling turned up past 100% that causes issues with some themes not displaying text correctly

 

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32 minutes ago, eatkinola said:

Hi welcome to BB and the forums! It'll depend on which theme you're using. Please provide the theme name and a screenshot of the problem so the community can better help you.

Hi Eatkinola,

It seems to do it on the default theme however I'm currently using CleanBG

On this ss you can see on the bottom right it cutting off the end of the text

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And on this ss it cutting off some menu options

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This is on a 35 inch 1080p res screen so the text is huge. Talking about 2CM high.

19 minutes ago, DOS76 said:

Is your Windows scaling turned up past 100% that causes issues with some themes not displaying text correctly

Hi DOS76 did a quick check its set at default 100%

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I agree with @DOS76 it does sound like a scaling issue, but yours is set at the default. Hmm. What version of Windows are you running?

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5 hours ago, eatkinola said:

I agree with @DOS76 it does sound like a scaling issue, but yours is set at the default. Hmm. What version of Windows are you running?

Currently Running windows 10

5 hours ago, eatkinola said:

Also, in the meantime maybe try another theme like Fundamental. It's a shot in the dark, but just for kicks.

So tried Fundamental:

Center text is better and more appropriately sized

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However left bar text so game names and menu options are still massive.

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GOD DAM IT!

Now I feel stupid.

I presumed that the text scale size setting was for the whole system.

So was looking here:

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I was randomly checking my 2nd screen resolution

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So text scale is screen specific WHO KNEW but yeah that seems to have solved the issue.

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I feel like a muppet.

And Thank you for the help :D

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well what do you know I wasn't aware that you monitors can have different text size I'll have to check out my multi monitor setups and see if they differ.

Yeah my 50 inch HDTV is set to 150 and my 24 inch monitor is set to 1080x1920 at 100

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31 minutes ago, DOS76 said:

well what do you know I wasn't aware that you monitors can have different text size I'll have to check out my multi monitor setups and see if they differ.

Yeah my 50 inch HDTV is set to 150 and my 24 inch monitor is set to 1080x1920 at 100

Yeah as soon as I saw it it made me irrationally mad lol.

It was a why do you do this to me moment

Nnnnnnuuuuuuuhhhhhh+my+brain+_bcb5c53086

 

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Hopefully a fix for scalling above 100% comes out tho.... the way i have my setup i need large txt to read your basic windows stuff but it ruins my BigBox setup.

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Sorry to revive a dead thread, but I am using a tv that supports 1080p but defaults to 1360 x 768 when connected to PC. I love using BigBox on it so I can play from my bed, but the images are cut off and the text is entirely too big. I checked out the scaling and it is set to 100%

 

using Nvidia GTX 1080ti, windows 10, and launchbox 8.2 beta 4. Have multiple monitors connected (as in picture)

 

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4 minutes ago, alucard971 said:

Sorry to revive a dead thread, but I am using a tv that supports 1080p but defaults to 1360 x 768 when connected to PC. I love using BigBox on it so I can play from my bed, but the images are cut off and the text is entirely too big. I checked out the scaling and it is set to 100%

 

using Nvidia GTX 1080ti, windows 10, and launchbox 8.2 beta 4. Have multiple monitors connected (as in picture)

 

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Most themes are designed for 1080p screens specifically, so that's why the text is off for you. You say the TV supports 1080p so cant you just force it to 1080 in the dropdown? Also there are a couple of themes in our downloads section that have lower res versions, perhaps try one of those. Also I think the included Critical Zone theme will scale correctly to that res but I don't have a screen to test it on I'm afraid.

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Reviving, the revived thread.  I too cannot for the life of me get the text smaller.  See my screenshot of my display settings.  Does it have to do with portrait mode?  I have the bigbox portrait theme set!

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Ok everything looks right with the Vertical theme.  It's just the "manage themes",  "manage startup themes", and "manage pause themes" that look like this...

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yea same issue with the built in critical zone theme.   my scaling is set to 150% as im on 4k displays, but changed it to 100 and the problem still presents.

scaling/4k has imposed enough that I regret going 4k much more than i should.  still doesnt seem to have a hand in this case.   TBH even if it did nothing i could do about it cause turning off scaling on a 4k 27" monitor is not gonna happen with these old eyes :P

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