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#1108 Some GUIs' font size & quality need enhancement


Attached screens show v3.31-5298 portable in Vista x64. Windows font DPI set 110%.

  1. Font sizes of entered text on Manage Password Policy GUI is too small & poor quality compared to Edit Entry or tree view. GUI can be enlarged.

  2. Some entered / listed symbols are illegible.

  3. Fonts for Edit Entry fields could be a bit bigger.
  4. Notes font is very small. Can edit notes outside of PWS, but still have to read them in Notes field.
  5. Though (most) are legible w/ enough time, many fields w/ small fonts take extra time for anyone over 40 or w/ moderate vision problems.
  6. Option to change font size of tree & PW field is very nice. :)
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  • Brittney Smith

    Brittney Smith - 2013-08-01

    Could NOT attach 2nd image w/ forum software.
    NOTE: Attached screens & appearance of fonts seem ARE considerably ENLARGED (by forum?) compared to my captures or actual GUIs - & have darker text. Actual font sizes are much smaller than appear in these screens.

    As viewed in my browser, attached images are a good 0.75 in. higher x ~ 0.5 in. wider than the saved, captured GUIs, viewing them in other apps & comparing to the attachments in a browser window. No clue.

    Font clarity on tree view looks fine on my monitor, so issues w/ PW Policy font can't be my monitor.

    PWS Edit Entry GUI
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    Last edit: Brittney Smith 2013-08-01
  • Rony Shapiro

    Rony Shapiro - 2013-08-28
    • status: open --> pending
  • Rony Shapiro

    Rony Shapiro - 2013-08-28

    List in Password Policy dialog box as well as Notes field will be set to the same font used to display the main list/tree view in 3.32.

  • Brittney Smith

    Brittney Smith - 2013-08-28

    Thanks. Using same font in notes as in list / tree view may be no problem.
    I don't know that ALL / ANY size fonts selected for list / tree will fit in password policy dialog, unless the Password Policies GUI is substantially enlarged.

    Most of my PW policies (descriptions) have more characters than typical tree entry Titles + [user name].

    The PW Policies GUI is currently not re sizable (but could be, I guess).
    There would also have to be either horizontal scroll bars or tool tips, on PW Policies columns, if considerably larger fonts are used in Tree View. Or, make the PW Policies GUI re sizable.

    Personally, I don't have a problem w/ GUIs like PW Policy (for any app) being considerably larger to allow larger font. It's not as if users leave those screens open, while working on other things. For instance, I use DejaVu Serif regular - size 10 in tree view. (I don't know if that's "10 pt" or some arbitrary unit). "Size 10" looks more like "12 - 14 pt."

    But size 10 is quite large. I could use size 8 on tree view (bit small for ME, for that screen), but even size 8 (in PWS) is substantially larger than current Password Policies font.

  • Rony Shapiro

    Rony Shapiro - 2013-09-24
    • Status: pending --> closed

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