[Bug] Windows 10 display scaling mouse issue

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[Bug] Windows 10 display scaling mouse issue

Postby laxdragon » Thu 18 May, 2017 2:34 am

In Windows 10, if you have your display settings set to scale the fonts and gui to anything higher than 100% the mouse pointer in PCem goes wonky. I'm guessing it is moving faster in coloration to your scaling factor. I noticed this as I now have a 3440x1440 monitor, and prefer to set my scaling to 125%.

To reproduce, right click on host desktop, and chose display settings, in Scale and Layout, set higher than 100%. Launch a Windows 98 session in PCem, and the mouse is now unusable.
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Re: [Bug] Windows 10 display scaling mouse issue

Postby Thraka » Thu 08 Jun, 2017 12:47 am

I've noticed this too. I have a high res laptop and I need scaling to see anything.
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Re: [Bug] Windows 10 display scaling mouse issue

Postby tr.StEalTH » Thu 08 Jun, 2017 1:45 am

I seen this, I use Steelseries Engine 3 and made a pcem config with low polling rate and cpi, plus keyboard binds for button 4-8 as a patch! It rocks
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Re: [Bug] Windows 10 display scaling mouse issue

Postby FredPJ » Fri 09 Jun, 2017 10:30 pm

Also, grabbing the bottom right corner of the PCem window to resize it using a high resolution display is next to impossible, hence my previous suggestion of adding a status bar with resizing corner at the bottom of the PCem screen.

I use 175% scaling with a 1920x1080 resolution. The bottom of the configuration and hard disk windows get completely cut (which means that the OK and Cancel buttons aren't visible/are off the screen).

It's unfortunate that the PCem development doesn't seem to focus more on improving the GUI and fixing its bugs. To be honest I really love PCem and it's concept and would love to use it instead of VMWare Workstation or DOSBox, but it's unusable to me due to all these problems that I've reported many times and remain version after version.
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Re: [Bug] Windows 10 display scaling mouse issue

Postby ender » Sat 17 Jun, 2017 1:16 pm

I find PCem much more usable on high-DPI screens than VMWare Workstation (since it can't do any kind of scaling unless you go full-screen, which means everything is tiny).

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