love deskscapes but ... not compatible with personalization resizing @ 1920 x 1080

By on December 27, 2013 3:20:23 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

number74

Join Date 12/2003
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I do like deskscapes but ... it is not compatible with personalization resizing when setting to a larger display size.

See attached photos.  It is necessary to change to smaller or default size OR change resolution if one wants to have a display with larger sizing.

 

 

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December 27, 2013 4:49:01 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

from memory I did Properties and Fill and all adjust perfectly on my 27" and 30" at 2560x1600 and 2560x1440  

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December 28, 2013 1:10:51 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

-Although I must say that Windows "Personalization" function is F´d up when it comes to most types of advanced reskinning of the Os.

-Better off buying a pair of Reading-glasses me thinks

( I did )

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December 28, 2013 2:49:44 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

@ sydneysiders

Thanks for the info on high res monitors working better with deskscapes and resizing.

My monitors are maxed at 1920 x 1080 and that is where they will stay.

Have no plans to upgrade to a higher res monitor.

@ neone6

I find that Windows Blinds does a great job of skinning Windows.

Winstep also works well. 

There are other animated wallpaper programs that have the same result as deskscapes so I do not fault deskscapes.

Beautiful Space animated works OK as wallpaper but has compatibility issues for the settings as a screen saver in Windows 8.1

As for vision, I see fine.  There are some problems with personalization parameters.  Like resizing the explorer fonts to very large makes a mess of everything.  There should have been some fine tuning about that.  If explorer fonts are made larger, the spacing should be automatically increased, but they are not and fonts all get crushed together.  It's not very well thought out.

 

 

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December 28, 2013 7:13:28 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting number74,
There are some problems with personalization parameters. Like resizing the explorer fonts to very large makes a mess of everything. There should have been some fine tuning about that. If explorer fonts are made larger, the spacing should be automatically increased, but they are not and fonts all get crushed together. It's not very well thought out.
Well, that´s what I said...sort of

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December 28, 2013 10:30:38 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

From what I have experienced, at least when setting a wallpaper with Deskscapes, it will only recognize images that are the exact same size as your display settings. If you are set at for instance 1920 x 1200 and have a 1920 x 1080, or any other size wallpaper, Deskscapes will not even see them, it will only see 1920 x 1200 wallpapers.

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December 31, 2013 9:55:59 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

got it working nicely now!

changed resolution to 1366 x 768 on this 37 inch HDTV PC monitor + TV and changed the font type and increased the size to 12 and bold.

 

 

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January 1, 2014 7:16:05 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

That is one big cursor!

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January 2, 2014 7:54:43 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Neil Banfield,

That is one big cursor!

yep.   Walking around any computer store you see all these tiny screen devices,

great for portability  (10" and 13" tablets, ipads and notebooks ...)

Then I think about my massive home PC monitor, and I am a happy camper.

Getting TV thru Hauppauge WinTV and customization by Stardock and Winstep, and Windows 8.1 is fine. 

 

 

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