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First post, by robertmo

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Dege wrote on 2022-05-12, 16:59:
lowenz wrote on 2022-05-11, 07:13:
Maybe it's time to enlarge a little bit the control panel window? […]
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Maybe it's time to enlarge a little bit the control panel window?

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I didn't want to increase the size just because of a few options that are rarely used anyway. Wouldn't the CPL look elephantine?

how about just let people decide and not lock the resize 😉
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Reply 1 of 23, by robertmo

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that's not just about enlarging but also about shrinking
for example nvidia's control pannel is operational even this big:
(useful for when you have desktop in very low res for testing (for example extreme high monitor refresh rates 😉)

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Reply 3 of 23, by robertmo

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lowenz the window in its size is still operational in 640x480.

but you can try this
http://www.digitallis.co.uk/pc/ResizeEnable/index.html
start ResizeEnable
start dgvoodoo
close ResizeEnable
enlarge dgvoodoo wider a bit (by half)
start ResizeEnable again
enlarge dgvoodoo wider so that all is visible (don't use shrinking here!)
close ResizeEnable
shrink dgvoodoo so that it shows only the content

Reply 5 of 23, by robertmo

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the above method is good when you keep dgvoodoo control panel opened and just use apply button in it to confirm changes and you can start and close your game many times change the settings many times and just keep the panel opened in the background or minimized.

If you would like to close the panel i recommend:
hit tab on keyboard and click mouse on panel tab. now you can change tabs with arrow keys.
you no longer have to hit tab on keyboard even if you make some changes in the panel, just click mouse button on a tab and arrows will work. but you have to click on the active tab first.

For scrolling down mouse scroll may work. just use it carefully not to scroll any settings

Reply 6 of 23, by robertmo

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you can also activate tabbing by starting panel with keyboard and don't moving mouse while it's loading.
now you can also activate any tab just by double clicking it.

on Vista-8.1 the scroll works if you activate (either by a tab or mouse click) a non scrollable box

Reply 8 of 23, by robertmo

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i think the new "Individual display outputs enabled" options made dgvoodoo crush when choosing show all sections of configuration when you have no display drivers installed. Which makes it harder to test the panel under vista which obviously doesn't have drivers for modern gfx cards.

Reply 10 of 23, by robertmo

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above program also makes it way easier to enlarge panel when used together with previous program.
you just start both programs and use alt right click to enlarge the window and dragging by boarder for stretching content and again alt right click to shrink the window
(you have to enable alt right click in options)
you can also enable alt left click for moving window by any point of window (not just by the tiny taskbar)

Reply 12 of 23, by robertmo

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so far the easiest way of stretching only requires ResizeEnable:

1. stretch right boarder one pixel right (somehow this initializes proper content stretching)
2. now you can stretch right boarder all the way
3. now you have to shrink right boarder one pixel back (this somehow makes missing drop down buttons on typeable boxes fully reappear)

point 3 is needed for previously described methods too.

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Reply 16 of 23, by robertmo

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found a bug in the panel (EDIT: not a bug 😉 )

you can switch with arrows, even with a scroll, even type in the background tabs while looking at a different tab 😀

that is because focus is not transfered to a different tab with a click
it's not transferred even with a double click 😀
you have to click, wait for double click time to pass, click again 😀
or if you don't want to wait you can make a tripple click 😀

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Reply 17 of 23, by robertmo

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i think it would be better if panel didn't do mouse detection at start and just always start in the keyboard mode resulting with visible focus rectangle.
the way it is now you cannot see what is focused on and easy to make some unnoticable changes.

i also think it would be better if focus at the start was on general tab, not on Output API.
this way you can quickly switch tabs with arrow keys so enlarging panel will be less needed.

Reply 19 of 23, by robertmo

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robertmo wrote on 2022-05-19, 19:21:
found a bug in the panel (EDIT: not a bug ;) ) […]
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found a bug in the panel (EDIT: not a bug 😉 )

you can switch with arrows, even with a scroll, even type in the background tabs while looking at a different tab 😀

that is because focus is not transfered to a different tab with a click
it's not transferred even with a double click 😀
you have to click, wait for double click time to pass, click again 😀
or if you don't want to wait you can make a tripple click 😀

or you can click the scroll and click 😉
or click the scroll and use arrows 😀